The market has been largely focussed on the US Election over the past month – and is now dealing with a fundamental change with the election of Donald Trump as President.

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In early September equity markets sold off after a US Federal Reserve official suggested interest rates could be increased at the September Fed meeting. Markets recovered later in the month when interest rates went unchanged.

Leadership… it’s not about being right the first time, it’s about being resilient. Wolf Blass and Andrew Abercrombie in conversation.

Guillaume Brahimi, Chef and Restaurateur and Karin Adcock, Founder of House of Brands KJ, on moments that shaped their success.

August saw another rise in global equity prices despite increased talk from US Federal Reserve officials that suggest they are looking to raise US interest rates in either September or December.

The gurus of luxury, on brand leadership. Fiona Myer, Founder and Creative Director of White Story, and Philip Corne, Executive Chairman of L Catterton in conversation.

In this video, Group Chief Economist, Alan Oster discusses insights about what are businesses telling us about current conditions.

Patricia Ilhan, founder of the Australian Food Allergy Foundation and Kathy Alexander, Chair of Administrators, City of Greater Geelong – discover the key to their success.

The “X factors” that had been dominating negative market views – bad debts in the Italian and Chinese banking system, terrorism, political issues and the rise of anti-globalisation – have given way to a “fear of missing out” rally.

It was a difficult month for equities with an initial sell off in early June, following the release of weak jobs growth figures in the United States and another decline later in the month following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Brexit is a significant shift in the geopolitical landscape, with associated uncertainty. Investors will need compensation for this with lower share prices. We believe a 15% global equity sell-off over the next 6-8 weeks is a reasonable base case.

In most of the major economies the outlook remains fragile, as a result of political uncertainty and disappointing earnings results. However recovery in equity prices has continued into April, primarily to the bounce in commodity prices and supportive central banks.

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