Weekly Market WATCh

  • Market WATCh Weekly 21 June 2019

    June 21, 2019

    The Australian residential price index fell by 3.0% in Q1 to be down 7.4% over the year.
    Both the RBA and FOMC have signalled that rate cuts are forthcoming in both markets.
    The ECB has also opened the door for further stimulus.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 14 June 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Weekly economic and financial market highlights

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 07 June 2019

    June 7, 2019

    Retail sales in Australia fell by 0.1% in April, rising by 2.8% YoY.
    Real GDP rose by 0.4% (seasonally adjusted) in Q1, with annual growth slowing to 1.8% YoY.
    The RBA cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.25% at its June Board meeting.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 31 May 2019

    May 31, 2019

    Private sector capital expenditure in Australia was weaker than expected, falling by 1.7% in Q1.
    Australian dwelling approvals fell 4.7% (seasonally adjusted) in April, to be down 24.2% over the year.
    The official Chinese manufacturing PMI fell to 49.4 in May, indicating a contraction in the manufacturing sector.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 24 May 2019

    May 24, 2019

    Construction work done in Australia fell by 1.9% (seasonally adjusted) in Q1, to be down 6.1% YoY.
    Governor Lowe confirmed the RBA’s easing bias, indicating that the RBA is ready to cut rates at its June meeting.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 17 May 2019

    May 17, 2019

    Wage price index in Australia rose by 0.5% (seasonally adjusted) in Q1, to be up 2.3% YoY.
    Australia’s employment rose by 28.4k in April, with the unemployment rate rising to an eight month high of 5.2%.
    Chinese activity data for April was weaker than expected, with retail sales hitting a 16-year low at 7.2% YoY, industrial production pulling back from a 4½ year low to 5.4% YoY and urban investment at 6.1% year-to-date YoY.

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