Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 15:12
MONTHLY VIEW - FEBRUARY 2020
Investor optimism for the year ahead has already been challenged in January by non-economic events. The year commenced with an escalation in hostilities between Iran and the United States.The protagonists were able to calm relations and avoid escalation. Specifically, in Australia the bush fire season has been particularly severe with over 5 million acres burnt. This was subsequently followed by the Coronavirus outbreak in China.