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Latest Australia analysis
- Sep 11 2018
Upside surprise in Q2 and historical data revisions mean we now see growth this year at 3.3%. But headwinds remain for households and residential investment, which are expected to take growth down to 2.6% in 2019
The economy beat expectations in Q2, expanding by 0.9% q/q against our forecast a month ago of 0.6%. Private consumption and government current expenditure surprised on the upside, while business inve...
- Sep 06 2018
Trade balance down, but not out
After a big jump in the trade surplus in June, the balance on goods and services back-tracked slightly to $1.55bn in July. A 1% fall in the monthly exports of goods and services, and imports remaining...
- Sep 04 2018
RBA announcement no surprise, after Westpac rate rise.
Against a backdrop of Westpac’s (on of the ‘Big Four’ banks) out-of-cycle rate rise, the RBA once again chose to keep the cash rate at 1.5%. It marks the 25th month in which rates have been left uncha...
- Aug 24 2018
Turnbull swept aside as Treasurer Morrison becomes PM
A precarious parliamentary position, unfavourable opinion polls, and a controversial energy policy have spelled the end of Malcolm Turnbull’s political career, with the now-former Prime Minister swept...
- Aug 16 2018
Latest monthly data continue to confirm our view that the pace of momentum in the economy is solid but not spectacular. GDP growth still seen at 2.8% this year and 2.5% in 2019
The latest monthly data point to momentum in the economy remaining solid. The merchandise trade and business confidence surveys suggest exports and capital expenditure are continuing to drive demand, ...
- Aug 14 2018
Monetary conditions remain benign amid fears of a crunch
There are some signs that US interest rate rises are tightening monetary conditions in Australia, with the 90-day bank bill swap rate (BBSW) up by 25bps since the start of the year. This has led some ...
- Aug 07 2018
Cash rate stays at 1.5%, unchanged for two years
The RBA Board has kept the cash rate unchanged at 1.5%. They continue to expect economic growth to be just over 3% in 2018 and 2019, and still see the next move in the cash rate as an increase
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Latest Global Analysis
- Sep 18 2018
Ramping up the US-China trade war
The latest announcement of further US tariffs on imports from China, and China’s vow to retaliate, mark a major escalation of their conflict that will hit global economic growth beyond what we current...
- Sep 14 2018
History lessons show recession warning lights on amber
Global recessions are unusual events and the current global expansion has not been excessively long. But some features of past expansions in their later stages, such as a period of low macro volatilit...
- Sep 14 2018
Mapping the global economy’s Bermuda Triangle
We respond to growing client concerns that the global economy is navigating towards recession. Our baseline view of no significant loss of momentum could indeed succumb to a Bermuda triangle cornered ...
- Sep 12 2018
Assessing the risks from high house prices
The elevated level of global house prices is showing signs of weighing on prices, with potentially negative implications for growth. Our set of cross-country risk indicators points to housing market d...
- Sep 11 2018
Rising global imbalances to lift banks’ loans, hit bond demand
Widening global imbalances will increase liquidity for global banks and tighten it in global bond markets.
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