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  • 24 Jul 2024 Daily Report 24 July 2024
    The US stock indices were directionless for most of the trading day, as investors awaited some big tech earnings results due after the closing bell. Overall, all three major stock indices closed somewhat lower, with declines led by energy amid a further fall in oil prices.
  • 19 Jul 2024 Market WATCh Weekly 19 July 2024
    In Australia, employment rose more than expected in June, while the unemployment rate picked up to 4.1%, in line with market expectations. Abroad, US retail sales growth was flat in headline terms, but saw a solid gain in core terms. US industrial production growth exceeded expectations in June.
  • 12 Jul 2024 Monthly Update June 2024
    Western Australian real state final demand fell 1.0% in Q1 2024 but was 4.1% higher from a year earlier. Western Australian employment rose 28.0k in May and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6%. The Australian monthly CPI indicator accelerated 0.4ppts to 4.0% YoY in May. The CoreLogic Perth home value index rose 2.0% in June, to be up 23.6% through the year.

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