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Australian employment surges as workers return to the labour force

Chris Scicluna
  • Asian markets mixed after US equities weaken as new shutdowns dominate vaccine news.
  • Australian employment surges as workers return to the labour force, but jobless rate still nudges up.
  • EU leaders’ teleconference the main focus in Europe today.

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UK inflation beats expectations, rising on higher clothes prices

Chris Scicluna
  • Japanese exports rise for 5th consecutive month, imports lift from low levels.
  • EU car registrations fell but French retail sales surged ahead of shop closures.
  • Australian wage growth slowest on record in Q3.

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Japan’s GDP rebounds in Q3; Brexit talks approach end game

Chris Scicluna
  • Japan’s GDP rebounds 5%Q/Q in Q3, led by net exports and consumption.
  • China’s IP up 6.9%Y/Y in October; growth in retail spending and capex picks up.
  • PBoC leaves 1-year medium-term lending facility rate at 2.95%, as expected.

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EU-UK negotiations still making little progress

Chris Scicluna
  • Major news networks finally call Arizona for Biden; Trump issues order banning investment in Chinese companies with ties to the military.
  • The Kiwi manufacturing PMI moderates in October, but still points to expansion.
  • EU-UK negotiations still making little progress with time running out for a deal ahead of next week's EU leaders' teleconference.

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US Covid cases mount; UK recovery lags well behind its peers

Chris Scicluna
  • Japan’s core machine orders fall in September, with a further decline forecast in Q4.
  • Japan’s service sector activity expands solidly but goods PPI falls.
  • UK recovery lags well behind other major economies despite record Q3 growth.

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