Weekly Economic Update 15 August 2016

In this week’s Australia & NZ Economic update:


  • Prospects for the AUD and inflation targeting
  • Data Wrap:

                 - Jul NAB business survey

                 - August Westpac–MI Consumer Sentiment

                 - Jun housing finance

  • Round-up of local data released over the week
  • Data preview:

                 - Jul Westpac–MI Leading Index

                 - Q2 Wage Price Index %qtr

                 - July Labour Force Survey employment '000

                 - July Labour Force Survey unemployment %

New Zealand

  • New Zealand: week ahead & Data wrap
  • Round-up of local data released over the week
  • Data preview:

                - Q2 Household Labour Force Survey

Other countries data preview:

  • US CPI

Key data & event risk for the week ahead

Read the full report here https://wibiq.westpac.com.au/wibiqauthoring/_uploads/file/Australia/2016/August/WestpacWeekly20160815.pdf

Economic & financial forecasts


Full disclaimer

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The forecasts given above are predictive in character. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure that the assumptions on which the forecasts are based are reasonable, the forecasts may be affected by incorrect assumptions or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. The results ultimately achieved may differ substantially from these forecasts.