The rebound in Australian shares continued in April. The All Ordinaries index gained a further 3.2% to close the month at 5,316.0 points. While this marks the second consecutive month of solid gains, close attention will be on Treasurer Scott Morrison as he delivers his first Federal Budget tomorrow night.
Global investment markets generally exhibited marginal gains in April. The US Dow Jones Index gained 0.5%, the London FTSE gained 1.1% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index gained 1.4% in the month. Bucking the trend was the Japan Nikkei 225 index that declined by 0.6%.