Aussie business confidence isnt getting the sort of boost post-election many had hoped/expected

Chris Weston

Aussie business confidence isnt getting the sort of boost post-election many had hoped/expected. Today's data confirms that and if you look at the employment sub-index this added to yesterdays poor ANZ job ad's, falling to -8 from -3. How some are calling rate hikes from the RBA is beyond me.


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Chris Weston

Chris Weston

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Chris joined IG as a sales trader in 2006, having worked previously at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, gaining exposure to both equity and fixed income trading. After accruing 15 years' experience in financial markets, Chris...

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Chris Weston

I feel employment will remain a major gauge on rates. However, I think you're right though, rates are on hold for now (and likely for sometime)

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James Marlay

Interview with Matt Haupt from Wilsons also suggests signs of economic weakness in the second half of 2013. Based on recent commentary from the RBA you would assume rates are on hold for now and perhaps the next big sounding board will be corporate earnings in February next year.

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