Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group, gives an update on markets during December.
why many world share markets had a fairly weak month, an exception being strong performance by China’s market
how Australian shares made solid gains for the month and most asset classes delivered quite good returns to Australian investors for 2014 as a whole
why concern has increased about the struggling eurozone economy, especially Greece
how the actions of key central banks remain a key influence on markets, and
why Australia’s investment environment remains uncertain, despite signs of recovery in the non-mining economy.
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Download the 2 page January economic update.