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Financial Market Update December 2019

January 10th, 2020|News|

Financial Market Conditions

Global financial markets experienced some volatility over the past month after positive sentiment associated with the US and China agreeing on the first phase of a trade deal saw equity markets rise and global interest rates rise.

In mid-December the US and China agreed on a phase one trade deal between the countries. The […]

LGFA New CEO Appointment

January 7th, 2020|News|

Mr John Comrie, Chairman of LGFA Board, is pleased to advise, that after an extensive executive search, we have appointed Mr. Davin Lambert as CEO of Local Government Finance Authority of South Australia with a commencement date of 1 January 2020.

Davin has worked with LGFA for the past six and a half years as one […]

Financial Market Update November 2019

December 6th, 2019|News|

Financial Market Conditions

Global financial markets saw some volatility over the past month as doubts about a US-China trade deal resurfaced.

Positive sentiments around a US-China trade deal faded in November as Chinese negotiators stated that the removal of existing tariffs and not just planned tariffs needed to be part of the deal. The US is poised […]

Financial Market Update October 2019

November 8th, 2019|News|

Financial Market Conditions

Global financial markets were relatively stable over the past month as markets factored in a potential US-China trade deal and the UK gaining a further Brexit extension to 31 January 2020.

The US-China trade dispute remained unresolved over the past month, however, both sides are now admitting that the sanctions are adversely affecting their economic […]

Financial Market Update September 2019

October 4th, 2019|News|

Financial Market Conditions

Global financial markets experienced some volatility over the past months as the unresolved US – China intellectual property and trade dispute continued to affect global trade and lower economic growth forecasts.

In early September, US President Trump and Chinese President Xi agreed to bilateral trade talks that are scheduled to resume in mid-October in […]

Port Pirie Regional Council

September 27th, 2019|Case Studies|

Port Pirie Sports Precinct Redevelopment

The main objective of the Port Pirie Sports Precinct Redevelopment was to create a vibrant sporting hub in the centre of Port Pirie that aims to:

  • Provide significantly upgraded facilities to replace the current ageing infrastructure
  • Provide significantly upgraded facilities to replace ageing infrastructure;
  • Reduce ongoing costs to council, […]

City of Mitcham

September 27th, 2019|Case Studies|

Mitcham Memorial Library

The Mitcham Memorial Library was officially opened on Wednesday 23 January 2019 in the presence of over 150 guests. The $6.4 Million project (with support from the State Local Government Infrastructure Grant program) was delivered on time, and has recognized the primary needs of the precinct with activation of spaces, embracing […]

Financial Market Update August 2019

September 10th, 2019|News|

Financial Market Conditions

Global financial markets continued to experience volatility over the past month as the US and China increased trade tariffs on various goods, services and raw materials imported into their respective countries.

The US-China trade dispute escalated in early August when US President Trump announced a 10% tariff on $300 billion USD of Chinese imports […]

Financial Market Update July 2019

August 6th, 2019|News|

Financial Market Conditions

Global financial markets experienced some volatility over the past month as fears of a global slowdown triggered by the US-China trade dispute saw bond yields push lower and global equity markets move higher.

The US-China trade dispute remained unresolved in July, however, in early August the US President said he would place a 10% […]