Lonsec Market Update

Market Update – April 2021

This month:

  • The vaccine rollout and vast sums of fiscal and monetary support are helping to accelerate economic growth and restore confidence.
  • Global trade was disrupted when a giant container ship became lodged in the Suez Canal; Lloyd’s List estimated the loss of trade at around US$400 million per hour.
  • European leaders are contending with a rise in coronavirus cases, forcing another round of temporary lockdowns to combat the spread of new variants.
  • The Australian government announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not recommended for people under 50 following reports of ‘very rare’ blood clots.
  • The RBA left the cash rate on hold at 0.1% at its April meeting and reiterated its commitment to the 3-year bond yield target.

Read the full Market Update prepared by Lonsec here.


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