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  • 15 Apr 2024 Daily Report 15 April 2024
    Friday was the worst day on Wall Street since January, as fears over the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East crept in after warnings from Washington of an imminent Iranian attack on Israel, which eventually took place yesterday morning (AWST).
  • 12 Apr 2024 Market WATCh Weekly 12 April 2024
    In Australia, NAB business conditions weakened slightly in March, yet remain above the historical average, while business confidence improved but remains low. Westpac consumer sentiment deteriorated in April. The value of new home loans picked up in February, but the number of construction loans fell. Abroad, the US CPI and PPI reports for March confirmed that the disinflation process has stalled.
  • 09 Apr 2024 Monthly Update March 2024
    Western Australian retail sales increased 0.3% in February, to be up 1.6% through the year. Western Australian employment rose 26.3k in February and the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%. New dwelling approvals in Western Australia rose 11.4% in January. Annual growth in the Australian monthly CPI indicator was steady at 3.4% in February.

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