Weekly Economic Update 20 March 2017

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


  • Westpac's Sentiment Index highlights deteriorating prospects for consumer spending

  • Data Wrap:

                 -  Feb business conditions & confidence

                 - Westpac-MI Mar Consumer Sentiment

                 - Feb Labour force

                 - Q1 AusChamber-Westpac Industrial Survey

  • Round-up of local data released over the week

  • Data preview:

                 - Q4 residential property price index

                 - Feb Westpac–MI Leading Index

New Zealand

  • New Zealand: week ahead & Data wrap

  • Round-up of local data released over the week

  • Data preview

                 -  Q1 Westpac McDermott-Miller Consumer

                 -  RBNZ Mar OCR review

Other countries data preview:

  • No previews this week.


Key data & event risk for the week ahead


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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.