February Reporting Season: Have a look at what to expect this earnings season

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Morning Report

25 Feb 20, 08:10am (AEDT). US sharemarkets slumped on Monday in line with other global bourses. At the close of trade, the Dow was down 1031 points or 3.6% after being down 1080 points. PREVIOUS REPORT

ATM withdrawals fall

12 Feb 20. The annual average of ATM withdrawals hit fresh 8-year lows in December at 45.88 million. The value of purchases made with credit and charge cards rose by 0.1 per cent in December to be up 3.7 per cent. 

Luxury vehicle sales lift

13 Feb 20. The CommSec Luxury vehicle index has now risen for seven months, matching the lift in home prices. 

Job vacancies lift

19 Feb 20. In January, skilled job vacancies rose by 1,100 positions or 0.7 per cent – the biggest lift in over two years despite the disruption caused by the tragic bushfires on Australia’s East Coast. Job ads increased in seven out of eight occupation groups.

Record Kiwi tourists

18 Feb 20. Tourist arrivals rose by 0.9 per cent in December, but departures were flat. It was the biggest lift in tourist arrivals in four months. New Zealand tourists hit a record-high of 129,100 in December. Over the past year 1,453,200 tourists came to Australia from China.

East Coast petrol prices to fall

24 Feb 20. Pump prices in East Coast have fallen to $1.36-$1.40 a litre and will likely decline further to between $1.20-$1.30 a litre due to the discounting cycle.

More companies pay dividends

24 Feb 20. Despite the challenging conditions a record 92.6 per cent of the companies reporting interim earnings have issued a dividend. 

Victorian unemployment rise

20 Feb 20. Employment rose by 13,500 jobs in January after increasing by 28,700 in December but Victoria’s unemployment rate hit 19-month highs of 5.4 per cent.

The Week Ahead

21 Feb 20. In the coming week in Australia, there is a paucity of economic indicators. The highlight is the business investment data on Thursday. The construction work data on Wednesday will also be closely observed. WATCH VIDEO

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