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Monetary policy and politics in focus

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • A busy week for economic and political news from the major economies will bring the latest policy announcements and updated economic forecasts from the Fed and ECB. Meanwhile, the UK’s General Election looks set to deliver a parliamentary majority for current PM Johnson.

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Japanese spending slumps, but wages trending higher

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Japan’s consumption-related releases suggest a particularly sharp slump in spending at the start of Q4, as the impact October’s tax hike and Super Typhoon weighed. And so the government today maintained its view of conditions as worsening.

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Abe stimulus less than meets the eye

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • After much speculation, Abe unveiled his latest plans for fiscal stimulus. While the eye-catching headline figures provide a misleading picture, the package should ensure that public spending will provide the principal source of Japanese economic growth in the coming year.

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Aussie Q3 GDP growth slows

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Australia’s Q3 GDP fell short of expectations as household spending growth was the joint-lowest since the height of the Global Financial Crisis and private investment continued to decline. Elsewhere, services surveys and the US ADP report will be the main data focus across the major economies. 

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RBA signals easing bias, but in no hurry

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • While the RBA reiterated that it remained prepared to ease policy further if required, today's policy statement was slightly less dovish and suggested that it is in no hurry to adjust policy. 

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