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Evening Report

17 Aug 17, 4.30pm AEST. The Aussie market fell for the first time this week, dragged lower by falls from Telstra (TLS) and QBE Insurance (QBE). The latest employment report was better than expected. PREVIOUS REPORT

Reporting Season Calendar

A list of more than 100 companies that will be releasing earnings results during the August Reporting Season. 

RBA: Next move in rates is "up"

11 Aug 17. RBA Governor Philip Lowe has appeared before the House of Reps Standing Committee on Economics.

Wage growth set to lift from lows

16 Aug 17. The wage price index rose by 0.5% in the June quarter to be up 1.9% over the year. Annual underlying inflation remains below wages at 1.7%

Lending at 7-month highs

11 Aug 17. Total new lending commitments across the economy rose by 8.3% in June to $73.6bn - a 7 month high. The strength was broad-based.

RBA focuses on AUD, wages & debt

15 Aug 17. The minutes from the last RBA Board meeting showed members weighed up a raft of factors including the job market, wages, and the Aussie dollar.

The Week Ahead

11 Aug 17. In Australia, wage data will be in focus. Overseas in the US the main interest will be in the minutes of the last FOMC meeting. Chinese retail sales, production and investment are slated for release on Monday.

Employment rose for 10th straight month

9 Aug 17. Employment up 27,900 in July after rising by 20,000 in June (previously reported a rise of 14,000 jobs)

Weaker Chinese data

14 Aug 17 -  Chinese retail sales rose at a weaker than expected 10.4 per cent annual rate in year to July. Industrial production rose at a 6.4 per cent annual rate in July, below the forecast average.

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