Weekly Economic Update 10 April 2017

In this week’s Australia & NZ Economic update print version:


  • Risks with tightening policies; evidence from 2015 should be a warning
  • Data Wrap:

                 - Feb retail trade

                 - Feb dwelling approvals

                 - Feb trade balance

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

                 - Feb housing finance (no.)

                 - Apr Westpac-MI Consumer Sentiment

                 - Mar Labour Force Survey total employment

                 - Mar Labour Force Survey unemployment

New Zealand

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

                 -  Mar REINZ house prices and sales

                 -  Mar retail card spending

Other countries data preview:

  • March CPI
  • March retail sales


Key data & event risk for the week ahead


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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.