August Reporting Season: Catch up with the latest reports and analysis  

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Evening Report

23 Aug 19, 16:10pm (AEST). The ASX 200 delivered its first weekly gain in 3 weeks, with a rise of 1.8%, in turn posting the best weekly gain since late April. PREVIOUS REPORT

Chinese economy slows further in July

14 Aug 19. China’s economy continues to be weighed down by the tariff war with the United States.

Reporting Season

19 Jul 19. Get ready for Reporting Season with a look at the key themes likely to dominate. We have compiled a list of more than 120 companies that will be releasing earnings results during the August Reporting Season.

Spending flat ahead of tax cuts

20 Aug 19. Economy-wide spending remained soft in July. The CBA BSI fell by 0.1% in July after similar declines in June. Spending has softened over the past five months. 

Airfares slashed to lift passenger numbers

16 Aug 19. Airlines have been cutting fares in recent months to generate more traffic. Business class fares are falling at the fastest annual rate in over six years.

Record weekly lift in Sydney petrol price

19 Aug 19.  According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, national average price of unleaded petrol rose by 4.9 cents in the past week to 142.8 cents a litre.  

Record vacancies for health workers

21 Aug 19. the Internet Vacancy Index rose by 0.4 per cent in July – the first rise in seven months. Record vacancies exist for health and education workers.

Job market winners & losers

22 Aug 19. The average unemployment rate across all regions is 5.2 per cent.. The RBA is targeting a national unemployment rate of 4.5 per cent. 

The Week Ahead

23 Aug 19. The coming week in Australia features new data on business investment, construction work done, building approvals, credit growth and speeches from the Reserve Bank Governor and Deputy Governor. WATCH VIDEO

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