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Investor Signposts: Housing finance & RBA Financial Stability Review due

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Gauges of business and consumer sentiment are in focus in the week ahead together with measures of personal lending – home loans and credit card debt. In the US, inflation and retail sales data and minutes from the past Federal Reserve meeting are the events to watch. Show More

Economic Insights: Biggest monthly fall in retail trade in seven years

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Retail trade fell 0.6 per cent in August after a downwardly-revised fall of 0.2 per cent in July. Sales had averaged gains of 0.4 per cent a month in the previous four months. Annual sales growth fell from 3.5 per cent to 3.1 per cent. https://youtu.be/rvlx0Xoyn8g Show More

Investor Signposts: Business investment, house prices & US jobs data due

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Every change in seasons is ushered in with a barrage of economic data. So with the profit reporting season coming to an end, now it is time for the Spring economic data reporting season. Business investment and home prices are the highlights in Australia in the coming week. Show More

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning July 23 2017

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CommSec Chief Economist Craig James takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including the CommSec State of the States report, Australian inflation, US GDP growth and the US Federal Reserve rates meeting. https://youtu.be/Zz08OtD3qO4 Show More

Reserve Bank is upbeat on the business sector

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The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate at a record low of 1.50 per cent for the 10th straight month (ninth meeting). The Reserve Bank has maintained its “neutral stance” – meaning that rate hikes are as likely as rate cuts in the period ahead. In practice though no... Show More

Investor Signposts 17 Feb 17: Reserve Bank dominates the limelight

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The December quarter economic growth data is released on March 1. But in the coming week, pieces of the puzzle start to be put together. The other data focus domestically is on wages. But once again it will be the Reserve Bank that draws the most attention, with a speech... Show More

RBA Preview - Expect RBA to keep the cash rate on hold

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CommSec Senior Economist Savanth Sebastian expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.5% in December, maintaining its ‘wait and see’ approach https://youtu.be/CM64O8ogqlE For more Economic Insights, visit https://www.commsec.com.au/market-news/the-markets.html Show More