Weekly Economic Update 13 March 2017

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

Australia

  • The FED's views on neutral rates are very important for Australia

  • Data Wrap:

                 -  Jan retail sales

                 - March RBA meeting

                 - Jan housing finance

  • Round-up of local data released over the week

  • Data preview:

                 - Mar Westpac-MI Consumer Sentiment

                 - Feb Labour Force - total employment '000

                 - Feb Labour Force - unemployment%

                 - Q1 AusChamber-Westpac Industrial Survey

New Zealand

  • New Zealand: week ahead & Data wrap

  • Round-up of local data released over the week

  • Data preview

                 -  Feb REINZ house prices and sales

                 -  Q4 current account

                 -  Q4 GDP

Other countries data preview:

  • UK Mar Bank of England policy decision

  • US Feb CPI

  • US Feb retail sales

  • US Mar FOMC meeting

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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/March/WestpacWeekly20170313.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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