Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

This week, the end of the month brings a flurry of domestic monthly data, including the first ANZ business confidence survey of 2018. Meanwhile, the offshore focus will be with the US rate outlook, including the new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to US House of Representatives and the release of the January PCE deflator (the Fed’s favoured measure of inflation). Finally, we recap the strong lift in Q4 retail spending and what that means for our consumer spending outlook.


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