This week, global data remained underwhelming, with soft housing data in the US and weak trade data in China. However, both results have more to do with volatility than a further deterioration in momentum. Meanwhile, markets drew support from the cautious tone of policy makers in Europe and the US, with risk assets posting a solid rebound from last week's lows. In Australia, the January labour force data gave the RBA pause for thought as the unemployment rate rose back to 6.0%.
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