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There is a concern that it might not be possible to maintain strong economic growth without the arrival of highly-skilled immigrants.
Overall news flow remained supportive of risk assets including equities and credit and enabled most major share markets to make positive progress.
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Inflationary forces continued to intensify in key regions, which suggested inter- est rates could be raised more quickly and more aggressively than previously anticipated. The likelihood of rising borrowing costs also appeared to spook equity markets, which performed poorly over the month.