Evening Report

23 Jan 18, 4.30pm (AEDT). Strong gains from banks, energy stocks and ResMed (RMD) helped the market break a five-day losing streak with the ASX 200 lifting by 0.8%. PREVIOUS REPORT

Above-normal December spending

22 Jan 18. Economy-wide spending grew slightly above decade-average pace in December. The BSI rose by 0.4%.

Fastest global growth in 7 years

23 Jan 18. Globbal growth picks up 3.9% in 2018 as forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

Year Ahead; Year in Review

19 Jan 18. A look at the key issues for markets and investing in 2018, including US President Donald Trump, inflation, the disconnect between jobs and wages.

Petrol prices lift

22 Jan 18. The national average price of unleaded petrol rose by 0.4c to 138c per litre last week. More expensive petrol in focus for households as kids return to school next week. The Australian dollar is doing its bit to keep prices in check. 

Best lift in annual jobs growth in 12 years

18 Jan 18. Employment rose for a record-equalling 15th straight month, up by 34,700 in December. 2017 was a remarkable year for jobs growth. 

Sharemarket Winners & Losers of 2017

3 Jan 18. This report looks at some of the winners and losers on the Australian sharemarket in 2017.

The Week Ahead

19 Jan 18. The Australian Day public holiday is observed on Friday. With a shortened week, no 'top shelf' Aussie indicators are released. In the US, most interest will be in economic growth and housing data. 

New lending hits 1-year high

19 Jan 18. New lending rose by 9.5% in November - the biggest rise in almost three years.

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