Stay up to date with what’s happened in the Australian economy and markets over the past month.
In August, the focus was on US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s speech, during which he reinforced the focus on bringing US inflation down, even at the risk of recession.
In Australia, economic conditions are less gloomy, with a good results recorded on our trade surplus and annual wages growth.
The ASX 200 showed resistance to US and global falls, performing more steadily over the month.
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