Weekly Market WATCh

  • Market WATCh Weekly 16 August 2019

    August 16, 2019

    Aussie employment growth remains strong but wages growth is soft.
    Trade war appears to be weighing on Chinese growth.
    Aussie bond yields fall to fresh record lows amid yet more financial market volatility.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 9 August 2019

    August 9, 2019

    Weekly economic and financial market highlights

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 2 August 2019

    August 2, 2019

    Australian dwelling approvals fall in June, quarterly retail sales growth was soft and CPI inflation remained subdued in Q2.
    In the US, the FOMC cut rates by 25 basis points as expected.
    Chinese manufacturing contracts at a slower pace in July.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 26 July 2019

    July 26, 2019

    Australian internet job vacancies continued to fall in June.
    Flash PMIs suggest global manufacturing conditions have remained soft in July.
    The ECB kept interest rates on hold at its policy meeting this week.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 19 July 2019

    July 19, 2019

    Australian employment rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5k in June, with the unemployment rate steady at 5.2%.
    Chinese GDP rose by 6.2% YoY in Q2, which is the weakest pace in 27 years. Meanwhile, the monthly data showed signs of stabilisation with fixed asset investment rising 5.8% YoY (January to June), industrial output up 6.3% YoY in June and retail sales growing by 9.8% YoY.
    In the US, retail sales rose by 0.4% in June, while industrial production was steady in the month.

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  • Market WATCh Weekly 12 July 2019

    July 12, 2019

    The value of new home loans (excluding refinancing) fell 2.4% in seasonally adjusted terms in May, to be down 20.9% YoY.
    The Westpac consumer sentiment index saw confidence tumble 4.1% in July despite a rate cut by the RBA and the announcement of government tax cuts.

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