Share markets have fallen sharply in recent weeks due to concerns over rising inflation and rising interest rates.
It has been a tumultuous start to 2022 for investment markets with many markets suffering sharp falls year to date.
COVID-19 related lockdowns in China, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and concerns about persistently high inflation all weighed on investor sentiment during the month.
April saw a surge in Chinese COVID-19 cases. Governments have implemented lockdowns, impacting around 375 million people across 45 cities since the beginning of this outbreak. Markets expect further downward pressure on Chinese economic growth, supply chain disruption and inflation.
Rising inflation, the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, COVID-19 related lockdowns in China and the US Federal Reserve’s much-anticipated official cash rate increase all influenced investment markets.
An emergency fund can help you manage your finances when life’s unexpected surprises occur.
The fast spreading but less dangerous COVID-19 variant Omicron couldn’t derail markets in December; equity markets achieved positive returns for the month, and delivered spectacular gains for the calendar year.
If debt is keeping you up at night, you’re not alone. Lots of us are worried about how much debt we have and how we are going to pay it off.
November’s investment market returns were significantly shaped by questions over the future path of inflation, and emergence of the new COVID variant Omicron.
After seeking independent, specialist advice from a panel of tax expects and three years of uncertainty in the industry, the ATO has finally issued its final ruling (LCR 2021/2) providing guidance on non-arm’s length income (NALI) and non-arm’s length expenditure (NALE).
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