Weekly Economic Update 22 August 2016

In this week’s Australia & NZ Economic update:


  • The Big Picture – some musings on QE; risk free rates; and unstable markets
  • Data Wrap:

                 - Jul Westpac-MI Leading Index

                 - Q2 wage cost index

                 - Jul labour force

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

                 - Q2 construction work

New Zealand

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

Key data & event risk for the week ahead

Read the full report here https://wibiq.westpac.com.au/wibiqauthoring/_uploads/file/Australia/2016/August/WestpacWeekly20160822.pdf

Economic & financial forecasts


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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.