Market Update March 2013

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Market Update March 2013 Global markets returned mixed results last month. While most economies continued to show signs of recovery, the Eurozone showed little in the way of an upward turnaround. In the US, GDP fell by a small margin, however growth in housing, consumer consumption and business all suggested the economy is continuing its slow recovery. In domestic news, …

Market Update March 2012

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Market Update March 2012 Starting off in Europe, the sovereign debt issues with Greece have unfortunately re-emerged again. While a deal was agreed at the last minute to help Greece avoid defaulting on loan, it’s hard to say how long this situation will last. The latest data from the US was mixed. While retail sales and small business sentiment for …

Market Update March 2011

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Market Update March 2011 This issue of Market Update focuses on the devastating earthquake which struck Japan on 11 March. Given the size and extent of the damage, the true impact on sharemarkets and economies around the world is still unknown. Despite this tragedy, global economies appear to be improving, most notably in the US where manufacturing indicators and household …