http://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP/VacancyReport Australian skilled vacancies dropped 0.8% in September in seasonally-adjusted terms. Despite the slip, vacancies remain 11.8% than the same month a year ago. Seven of eight occupational groups recorded declines...read more
Like elsewhere in the world, inflationary pressures in Australia dropped the in three months to September. Core inflation rose by 0.5% on quarter, in line with expectations but still the equal-lowest level seen since Q1 2012, with the annual rate dropping back to...read more
Here's a quick chart of Australian core CPI, including forecasts for Q3 in green. Markets are looking for a quarterly rate of 0.5%, something which will be the lowest level since Q1 2013 if realised, with the annual rate expected to fall back to 2.65% from 2.8% in Q2....read more
Market Update October 22 Rumours of additional ECB monetary easing swept across financial markets overnight with Reuters reporting that the Bank may start purchasing corporate debt in secondary market, potentially by early 2015. Sources familiar with the situation...read more
They say a picture paints a thousand words, so here's 3000. Chinese Q3 GDP printed at 7.3% (all figures YY unless specified), above consensus for a decline to 7.2% but still the slowest annual growth rate seen since Q3 2009. The unofficial GDP figure, power output,...read more
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