Australia’s Covid vaccination rate is now around 67% fully vaccinated. On the current trajectory, enough vaccines should have been administered to enable restrictions in Sydney and Melbourne to be lifted completely by the end of 2021.
With the next Federal Election little over six months away, a relaxation of the restrictions and a full re- opening of the economy is becoming increasingly important politically.
A rally in the second half of the month helped global share markets generate solid gains in January, extending the rally from November and December.
Recent research shows why giving to others can provide us with a mental boost. We feel happier when we have a choice in how and who we give, and when we see the results of our generosity.
Investment markets have shown a lot of enthusiasm for AI and Chat GPT technology. AI productivity gains could boost economic growth and
share market performance across the world.