consumer sentiment

Elliot Clarke

This week's update focuses on Westpac-MI consumer sentiment for March and the ECB's March meeting. On consumer sentiment, family finances are under pressure, and this is impacting households' willingness to spend and their investment preferences. Perceptions of the housing market look to be stabilising though. In Europe, the ECB met... Show More

Elliot Clarke

Business conditions remained above average in September as confidence reversed its August decline. In contrast, despite improving in October on more favorable political conditions and gains in financial markets, the Westpac-MI consumer sentiment index remained below the 100 benchmark, implying pessimists outnumber optimists. This is the 18th month of the... Show More

Elliot Clarke

This week, Chief Economist Bill Evans discusses the policy outlook, with a focus on trend growth; the unemployment rate; and the consequences for rates. The July Westpac-MNI Chinese Consumer Sentiment report will give a clear read on the implications of recent equity market declines for Chinese households. And over in... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Sunset Strip | Aussie market was back on the positive run with solid global sentiment. Aussie yield stocks continue move up while the miners remained in the positive territory despite falling Iron Ore and China property worries. We continue to feel that RBA is currently trying to curb asset prices... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Sunset Strip | Aussie market delivered a flat day despite the positive global lead. We continue to be negative in the short term as we have not seen any substantial earnings upgrade to change the valuation bands. We remain positive long term, but short term bumps are expected when market... Show More

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