Monthly Archives: April 2019

Chart of the week: Is the global share rally more hope than experience?

18 April 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist Global Shares Forward Price-to-Earnings Ratio                                                Source: IBES …

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Chart of the week: Is Australia’s consumer sentiment the canary in the coal mine?

12 April 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist                         Consumer spending vs sentiment Source: Westpac Melbourne Institute, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Datastream. The Australian consumer appears subdued.  …

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Chart of the week: Can Australia’s Federal Budget afford to ease the squeeze on consumers?

03 April 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist                                Budget balance as a % of nominal GDP Source: Datastream, Australian Federal Budget, Congressional Budget Office.  …

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision, April 2019

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although growth has slowed and downside risks have increased. Growth in international trade has declined and investment …

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