Reporting Season coverage including results from QBE, Origin Energy, Telstra and the ASX

Get the Insights

Evening Report

16 Aug 18, 4.30pm (AEST). Aussie shares recovered from a slow start to end the day flat. The ASX 200 closed closed at 6328 despite being down as much as 0.75% in early trade. PREVIOUS REPORT

Female wage growth outpaces males

16 Aug 18. The female Average weekly ordinary time earnings AWOTE rose by 3.4% over the year to May.

Reporting Season Coverage

2 Aug 18. Reporting Season is now underway. View our analysis of IAG, CSL, Wesfarmers & Woodside Petroleum.

China economic data

14 Aug 18. Home building supports Chinese economy. Signs the economy has softened however, although annual growth rates still regarded as impressive for any other industrial economy. Some of the softer growth would also reflect the maturation of the economy. 

Aussie wages lift modestly

15 Aug 18. The wage price index rose by 0.6% in the June quarter after a 0.5% rise in the March quarter. Annual wage growth lifted to 2.1% WATCH VIDEO

Best remployment conditions on record

14 Aug 18. Aussie businesses are in good health. Conditions remain elevated, despite the NAB index easing from recent record highs.

Jobless rate declines in July

16 Aug 18. The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 per cent in July, down from 5.4 per cent in June. But at 5.32 per cent it is the lowest unemployment rate in 5½ years.

Chinese imports soar

8 Aug 18. China says it wants to buy more imported goods. It's certainly living up to its side of the bargain. Over the year to July China's exports lifted by 12.2% with imports up 27.3%. As a result the trade surplus narrowed from US$41.47 billion to US$28.05bn.

The Week Ahead

10 Aug 18. In Australia, the release of the June quarter Wage Price Index dominates the local agenda during the week. The semi-annual update on average weekly earnings will also be keenly observed together with the July jobs report.

Market insights

Get free live market data and start trading today

Join now >

Important information

Markit On Demand

This data has been provided for your information only and should not be relied on for taxation or any other purposes. Please note, the data has been provided by Markit On Demand and Six Telekurs and has not been verified by Commonwealth Securities Limited ("CommSec"). CommSec do not make any representation or warranty as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the material, nor do they accept any responsibility arising in any way for errors in, or omissions from, that material.

This data has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on this data, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.

Markit On Demand uses data sourced from ASX TradeMatch only.



This site is directed and available to and for the benefit of Australian residents only. © Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 ("CommSec") is a wholly owned, but non guaranteed, subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 and both entities are incorporated in Australia with limited liability.

By clicking on the "Download the CommSec App" buttons above, you will be directed to or These sites are not affiliated with CommSec and may offer a different Privacy Policy and level of security.