The information in these articles are current as at 10 October 2022.
Welcome to our Investment news – October 2022.
This edition covers the following topics:
Investment markets in review – Q3
Despite a positive start to the quarter, many global equity and bond markets closed Q3 in negative territory. Many central banks including the Federal Reserve and the RBA lifted interest rates aggressively over the period, signalling further rate hikes to combat stubborn inflationary pressures, which remained at multi-decade highs – dashing many investor hopes of having already reached ‘peak inflation’.
The bifurcation of office markets
There has been much written, and the debate continues on the long-term impact of the working from home (WFH) phenomenon. However, the office market is also experiencing another force of structural change that is leading to a two-tier market.
Navigating the global Supply chain bottlenecks
The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted a major fragility in global supply chains, with scarcity of key products like personal protective equipment, such as facemasks and gloves, and basic amenities such as toilet paper became hard to source.