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shane-oliver-market-update-12016 got off to a rocky start with investors worrying about global growth and deflation but global growthwas modest despite political events, rising bond yields and disappointing Australian growth.

The Brexit vote caused hiccups, US shares outperformed in developed markets, the US earnings recession ended and investors anticipated stimulus under a Trump presidency; resources shares outperforming as commodity prices rebounded helping the Australian share market to perform relatively well; and emerging markets doing well led by Brazil.

* Real estate investment trusts surged in the first half of the year, but fell as bond yields rose.
* Unlisted commercial property and infrastructure continued to benefit as investors sought decent income yields.
* Australian residential property returns were solid but slowed and remained concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne.
* Cash rates and bank term deposit returns were poor reflecting record low RBA interest rates.

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