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Morning Report

6 Aug 20, 7.00am (AEST). US sharemarkets rose on Wednesday. Talks between the White House and Democrats in Congress on a new coronavirus relief package are making progress. PREVIOUS REPORT

State of the States

27 Jul 20. Our latest State of the States report is now available and for the first time since October 2009 Tasmania is the Australia’s best performing economy in its own right.

Uneven signs of economic recovery

5 Aug 20. There are more signs of economic recovery. But as the RBA noted, the path is uneven and bumpy.

Brisbane petrol prices hit 4-month high

3 Aug 20. The national average price of unleaded petrol fell by 1.6 cents to 124.1 cents a litre but average prices in Brisbane are back at 4-month highs at $1.43 a litre.

Consumer sentiment hits 14-week low

4 Aug 20. The weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence rating fell by 0.4 per cent to a 14-week low of 88.6 and the sentiment fell for a sixth successive week.

Record fall in retail spending

5 Aug 20. Real or inflation-adjusted retail trade fell by 3.4 per cent in the June quarter – the biggest quarterly fall since the introduction of the GST 20 years ago.    

Month In Review - July

3 Aug 20. Investors were watchful over July, fearful of the economic impact of a lift in COVID-19 cases in a number of countries including the US and in the state of Victoria.

Reserve Bank tinkers with forecasts

4 Aug 20. The Reserve Bank has maintained its targets for the cash rate and 3-year government bond yield at 0.25 per cent.

The Week Ahead

31 Jul 20. A bevy of economic and financial events ushers in the month of August with the Reserve Bank firmly in the spotlight. Overseas, US jobs data is in the spotlight in the coming week together with surveys of purchasing managers. WATCH VIDEO

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