Weekly Economic Update 13 February 2017

In this week’s Australia & NZ Economic update:

Australia

  • RBA keeps rates on hold, strikes a more comfortable tone
  • Market and economic outlook for 2017 and 2018
  • Data Wrap:

                 - Dec retail sales

                 - Dec housing finance

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

                 - Feb Westpac-MI Consumer Sentiment

                 - Jan employment change

                 - RBA February policy meeting

                 - Jan unemployment rate

New Zealand

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

                 -  Jan retail card spending

                 -  Jan REINZ house prices and sales

                 -  Q4 real retail sales

Other countries data preview:

  • US Jan CPI
  • US Jan retail sales
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Key data & event risk for the week ahead

Read the full report here

https://wibiq.westpac.com.au/wibiqauthoring/_uploads/file/Australia/2017/February/WestpacWeekly20170213.pdf

Economic & financial forecasts

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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.

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