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RBA’s Debelle discusses policy easing options

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • RBA’s Debelle discusses policy easing options, but no clues regards likelihood or timing
  • Australian payrolls decline in last fortnight but consumer confidence rises
  • Italian ruling parties bolstered by yesterday’s votes

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Flash PMIs a key focus in the week ahead

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Japan closed; other Asian bourses start week on the back foot.

  • China’s benchmark prime lending rates held steady this month, as expected. 

  • Flash PMIs for September a key focus in the week ahead. 

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Japan's core inflation at multi-year low

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Japanese core inflation drops to multi-year low as travel campaign compounds weakness
  • UK retail sales rise further above pre-pandemic level in August
  • German producer price deflation eases on energy

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BoJ and BoE announcements in focus following the Fed

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Fed more positive on the economy, but signals no rate hike until at least 2024.
  • BoJ leaves policy settings unchanged, upgrades economic assessment.
  • BoE’s MPC to sit on the side-lines today ahead of unpredictable autumn.
  • Australia’s labour market strengthened in August, confounding expectations.
  • Kiwi GDP contracts at record 12.2%Q/Q pace in Q2, much less than expected earlier.

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Japanese exports continue recovery, UK inflation fell sharply

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Asian markets mixed as Suga retains key ministers from Abe’s cabinet and investors await the Fed.
  • Japan’s exports continue to rebound in August, imports remain soft, as BoJ meeting looms.
  • UK inflation fell sharply last month on government support for the hospitality sector.

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