Australia — a double dose of RBA Governor Lowe coming on Tuesday

The Reserve Bank of Australia September monetary policy meeting is Tuesday 4 September 2017, announcement due at 0430GMT.On the announcement and Lowe’s accompanying statement, says NAB: The RBA is expected to leave the cash rate on hold again But to recognise that the near term growth momentum of the economy continues to improve Lowe is speaking later […]

New Zealand Treasury’s Monthly Economic Indicators out now

From the Treasury in NZ, their monthly report on the economySummary: Retail spending picked up in the June quarter and momentum is likely to have continued into the September quarter. There is evidence of some Lions tour effects across the two quarters. House prices and sales volumes fell in July, driven by weaker Auckland activity. […]

German election — TV debate — Merkel the winner

The German national election is close, its in under 3 weeksThere was a Sunday TV debate: Chancellor Angela Merkel vs. Martin Schulz Reuters report that a poll showed Merkle getting a better score for overall performance, on 55% vs. 35% for Schulz Report is here for moreSchultz looks absolutely chuffed to be meeting one of his […]