There was little change to the overall market background during the month. Attention remained dominated by the risk of new waves of the virus, and the pace with which vaccines are being administered in major regions.
Economic indicators have been generally positive recently, although the implementation of various lockdown restrictions nationwide are
clouding the outlook.
In spite of the generally positive mood investors remained concerned by the ongoing spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, and whether it could derail the recovery in major economies.
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Australian shares started the FY22 year with solid gains. Bond yields fell sharply, resulting in favourable returns from fixed income markets too.