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UK GDP falls short of expectations in August

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Japan’s labour incomes hit by reduced over-time, but household spending up in August.
  • UK GDP data miss expectations in August despite government incentives to spend.
  • China’s Caixin services PMI rises more than expected in September.
  • RBA’s Financial Stability Review points to elevated risks but claims system is resilient.

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BoJ Regional Economic Report reports improved conditions

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Asian and European equity markets given a lift from strong US rebound.
  • BoJ Regional Economic Report reports improved conditions, as does Japan’s Economy Watchers Survey.
  • German exports maintain upwards trend, but outpaced by imports.

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BoJ consumption index rebounds, German IP disappoints

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Asian markets show resilience despite confusion over Trump’s intentions for fiscal stimulus.
  • BoJ consumption activity index increases in August, and leading index improves to 6-month high.
  • German IP disappoints, but Spanish manufacturing maintains upwards trend (for now).

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RBA leaves policy unchanged, while leaving door open to further easing

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • ‘Risk on’ tone continues as Trump leaves hospital, fiscal optimism rises, data impresses.
  • German factory orders exceed expectations.
  • RBA leaves all policy settings unchanged; leaves door open to further easing.

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Japan and Australia see upward revisions to service sector PMIs

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Markets rebound in Asia as worries about Trump’s health recede for now.
  • Japan’s services PMI revised to 8-month high in September.
  • Australian business confidence and services PMI pickup in September.

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