After a quiet fortnight of key data in Australia, it’s a much busier schedule to finish the month. All-important Q3 inflation data will headline the week on Wednesday. ASX futures closed 17 points lower on Friday night after another wave of selling on US markets. Safe-haven assets found demand as […]
Australian markets will open the week amid more political uncertainty in Canberra, as the crucial by-election in Wentworth remains a little too close to call. With the Coalition clinging to a one-seat majority in the lower house, independent Kerryn Phelps is holding a slim lead over Liberal Dave Sharma, with […]
Global catalysts are again likely to drive moves on domestic markets this week, as investors remain on edge amid rising volatility. US stocks rallied into the close on Friday night to finish 1.4% higher. The tech-led gain snapped a 6-day losing streak, during which time the S&P500 lost 6.7%. Bond […]
The US Federal Reserve will take centre stage this week with its September rates announcement on Wednesday night. The local data calendar is pretty quiet heading into month-end. The Aussie dollar will start the week at 0.7291 US cents, unchanged from the previous session. All the action in currency markets […]
It’s a quieter schedule of key data both at home and abroad, and global markets had a relatively calm session on Friday to end the week. ASX futures markets closed flat and the Aussie dollar will open lower on Monday at 0.7154 US cents, after the USD strengthened against all […]
In Australia this week, it’s jobs day on Thursday and the financial services Royal Commission is back, with the sixth round of the hearings focusing on insurance. Internationally, both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England will make policy announcements. And the US has August inflation data on […]
The start of a new month will usher in a deluge of key data and events in Australia, culminating in Q2 GDP figures on Wednesday. And with a number of market-moving releases on the schedule, it’s shaping up as a big week for the Aussie after the currency got sold […]
It’s a light data calendar this week, so sharp moves in Australian markets are likely to come from changes to the risk outlook for the global economy. On the political front, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is hosting a dinner for members of his cabinet on Sunday tonight to discuss strategy, […]
Australia’s labour market will be in focus this week, with key data led by Wednesday’s Q2 wage price index and monthly jobs figures on Thursday. Monday trade in Asia will follow on from a wild session for global markets on Friday. Action was centred around the Turkish lira, which slumped […]
There’s a full schedule of key data releases this week to kick off a new month. After Australian markets closed following heavy selling on the ASX200, preliminary data for US Q2 GDP came in at 2.6% – just shy of the consensus Bloomberg forecast of 2.7%. The figures represented an […]
Wednesday is the most important day on the Australian economic calendar this week, with the release of CPI data for the June quarter followed by a speech from RBA Governor Philip Lowe. Internationally, this week’s key data points will be led by the US Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) offical […]
Key data in Australia this week will be led by the release of June employment figures on Thursday. Internationally, China has GDP figures for the June quarter tomorrow, while it’s a quieter week of data ahead in US, UK and European markets. US stocks closed at a new record high […]
ASX200 futures traders have marked up the local index slightly to start the week after the S&P500 had a small boost from the US employment report on Friday. The US added 222,000 jobs in June against a forecast rise of 152,000. The unemployment rate ticked higher to 4.4% but is […]
Greek game theory.
Going to be huge.
Here we go.
The world looks on as Scotland prepares to decide.