Weekly Market WATCh

  • Market WATCh Weekly 18 October 2019

    October 18, 2019

    This Week’s Highlights
    The Australian unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in September.
    Annual Chinese real GDP growth fell to the bottom of the 6.0% to 6.5% target in Q3.
    In the US, retail sales and industrial production fell in September.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 11 October 2019

    October 11, 2019

    The NAB business survey showed sentiment remained soft, ANZ job ads saw weak growth in September, the Westpac consumer confidence index fell to a four-year low in October, while new home loans posted a solid rise in August.
    In China, the Caixin services index hit a seven-month low in September.
    In the US, the FOMC minutes suggest the Fed will cut rates again, though core CPI inflation is at an 11-year high.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 4 October 2019

    October 4, 2019

    This Week’s Highlights
    The RBA cut the cash rate to a fresh record low of 0.75%, , the private credit growth and dwelling approvals remained soft in August. The trade surplus narrowed to $5.9 billion.
    Chinese manufacturing PMIs suggest factory activity growth remained sluggish in September.
    In the US, weaker ISM indices and soft employment growth ring alarm bells.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 27 September 2019

    September 27, 2019

    In Australia job vacancy data indicates a decline in labour demand while detailed employment data again shows jobs growth is mainly being driven by the public sector. Flash PMIs suggest Eurozone economic growth came close to stalling in September. Political turmoil in the UK and US weighed on equities and bond yields.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 20 September 2019

    September 20, 2019

    Weekly economic and financial market highlights

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 13 September 2019

    September 13, 2019

    Australian new home loans rise sharply in July, the NAB business conditions index hits a five-year low of August and consumer confidence slips in September. The value of Chinese imports from Australia surges to a record high in August. The ECB cut its deposit rate further below zero and restarted its bond buying program.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 6 September 2019

    September 6, 2019

    This week saw the RBA keep the cash rate unchanged at 1.0%. The first Aussie current account surplus in 44 years is offset by news that while Q2 real GDP growth was in line with expectations, private domestic demand continued to shrink.
    Chinese manufacturing PMIs (Aug) suggest Chinese growth may not be getting any better but it isn’t getting any worse.
    US manufacturing activity contracts in August.

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