Mid-Session Report

18 Feb 19, 012.10pm (AEDT). The Australian sharemarket has kicked off the week in positive territory, helped by a rally on Wall St. The ASX 200 is up 22% to 0.4 to 6,088. PREVIOUS REPORT

Reporting Season coverage

15 Feb 19. Analysis of Telstra, AMP, CSL, Tabcorp, JB Hi-Fi and Bendigo & Adelaide Bank's results. 

RBA cuts growth forecasts

8 Feb 19.The RBA has cut forecasts for economic growth and inflation, especially in the near term.

Business conditions rebound

12 Feb 19. The NAB business conditions index rose from a four-year low of +2.6 points to +6.6 points in January (long-term average +5.8 points).

Chinese business inflation at 2-year lows

15 Feb 19. Producer prices rose by 0.1% in the year to January (forecast: +0.3%), down from the 0.9% increase in the year to December.

Consumer sentiment lifts most in 33 months

13 Feb 19. Consumer sentiment rebounded in February. Having fallen to the lowest level in 16 months in January, the monthly gauge lifted by 4.3% in February. 

Petrol prices fall

11 Feb 19. According to data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average price of unleaded petrol fell by 3.3 cents to 127.4 cents a litre in the past week.

The Big Builders of 2018

14 Feb 19. Australia is well past the peak of home building activity in the current cycle. 

The Week Ahead

15 Feb 19. Ryan Felsman previews the economic data scheduled for the week ahead including the Wage Price Index, skilled job vacancies and the January jobs report. WATCH VIDEO

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