A quick update on Brexit; the RBA outlook; where we stand with the Federal election; and Australia being put on negative watch by S&P. Next week the focus will be on consumer and business confidence in Australia, and the Bank of England in the UK. Show More

A week on from the Brexit decision, the outlook remains decidedly uncertain. Equity markets have rallied back, as has the AUD. But sterling remains near its lows amid expectations of further easing. It will be September/October before new leadership takes over in the UK and the formal exit process can... Show More

In this week's edition, Chief Economist Bill Evans assesses the implications of the Q1 GDP report for the June RBA meeting and beyond. The RBNZ also meets this week; a summary of our NZ team's expectations are also included herein. https://wibiq.westpac.com.au/wibiqauthoring/_uploads/file/Australia/2016/June/WestpacWeekly20160606.pdf Show More

This week the focus is on Australian Q1 GDP; the ECB; and finally come Friday, on nonfarm payrolls in the US. The weekly essay in this edition covers off on our expectations for Australian GDP. https://wibiq.westpac.com.au/wibiqauthoring/_uploads/file/Australia/2016/May/WestpacWeekly20160530.pdf Show More

This week in Australia, we start the run to Q1 GDP with the key CAPEX survey and construction work done release. In NZ, the 2016 Budget is handed down, while our Westpac-MNI China consumer sentiment survey is released for May. Finally, in the northern hemisphere, durable goods gives an update... Show More

Minutes from the RBA and FOMC will provide further clarity on the outlook for policy this week. We also await an update on the Australian labour market: wages on Wednesday; then jobs and unemployment on Thursday. https://wibiq.westpac.com.au/wibiqauthoring/_uploads/file/Australia/2016/May/wkly20120516.pdf Show More

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