Westpac Economics' Australia & NZ Weekly

Elliot Clarke


This week, with the aid of detail from the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment survey, Chief Economist Bill Evans seeks to assess the housing market and the impact it is having on consumer confidence. While expectations of further interest rate relief seem absent, house prices remain a supportive factor for confidence. In the week ahead, the Westpac-MI Leading Index will be released for July; while both the August meeting RBA minutes and the July meeting FOMC minutes will be published. (VIEW LINK)

Elliot Clarke
Elliot Clarke
Senior Economist

An Economist based in Sydney Australia with a particular interest in macro-financial analysis of the Australian and global economy. Having spent a number of years with the Reserve Bank of Australia and Westpac Economics, monetary policy, the...


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