Weekly Economic Update 27 February 2017

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


  • Australian economy emerging from mid-2016 weakness. 2017 outlook positive

  • Market and economic outlook for 2017 and 2018

  • Data Wrap:

                 - Jan MI - Westpac Leading Index

                 - Q4 construction work

                 - Q4 wage price index

                 - Q4 capex and capex expectations 16/17 & 17/18

  • Round-up of local data released over the week

  • Data preview:

                 - Q4 company profits

                 - Q4 inventories

                 - Q4 current account, AUDbn

                 - Q4 net exports, ppt cont'n

                 -  Q4 public demand

                 -  Jan private sector credit

                 -  Q4 GDP

                 -  Jan dwelling approvals

                 -  Jan trade balance, AUDbn

New Zealand

  • New Zealand: week ahead & Data wrap

  • Round-up of local data released over the week

  • Data preview

                 -  Feb business confidence

                 -  Q4 terms of trade

                 -  Q4 building work put in place 


Other countries data preview:

  • No data preview this week

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.