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Chief economist update: Look ma, inflation ate my wages
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 AUG 2018
... and the reversal in consumer sentiment does not bode well for increased spending going forward. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment declined 2.3% to 103.6 in August from 106.1 in July. While optimists still outnumber pessimists ...
More fires than hires
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAR 2017
... solid business activity in the near-term, and are higher than through much of H2 2016." (NAB) "The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Unemployment expectations fell by 3.1% in March pushing the Index back to around the levels in December." (WBC) Even ...
Boring but the trend is our friend
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 FEB 2017
... indicating that workers are discouraged from looking for jobs. This is underscored in the February Westpac Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment survey that showed "unemployment expectations" increased by 3.1% this month - suggesting more consumers ...
Market Wrap AM
AAP  |  THURSDAY, 12 DEC 2013
... sentiment fell by 4.8 per cent to 105.0 points in December, from 110.3 in November, according to the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment. It was the lowest level of the index since July, The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 39.4 ...
The Fed, the ECB and the RBA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 APR 2012
... Australia (RBA) should be cutting by 50 basis points - not the usual 25 bips - and now. The latest Westpac Melbourne Institute consumer confidence survey underscores growing clamour for an RBA rate cut. Australian consumer confidence fell to an eight-month ...
Economic round-up: Business up, sentiment down
SUZY MAC  |  THURSDAY, 14 JUN 2007
... Interestingly, sentiment toward family finances over those of a year ago was the one component of the Westpac Melbourne Institute's consumer sentiment index that rose 3.3 per cent. Perhaps more remarkable was that sentiment toward the economy in a year's ...
Market wrap - morning
AAP  |  THURSDAY, 26 APR 2007
... the Housing Industry Association of Australia will release new home sales data for March, and the Westpac Melbourne Institute Leading Index of Economic Activity also is released. In company news, Zinifex Ltd unveils its third quarter production report ...
Daily economic round-up
PETER BELL  |  THURSDAY, 12 OCT 2006
... strength of consumer demand. It was more than the one-off effect of rising fuel and banana costs. The Westpac Melbourne Institute monthly index of consumer sentiment has risen by 3.9 per cent over this last month to be just 3 per cent below its high ...
Consumer sentiment rises modestly to hit new 10-year high
AAP  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 AUG 2004
... consumer sentiment rose again in August to another 10-year high, according to a key measure today. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of consumer sentiment rose 0.1% to 119.6 in August from 119.5 in July, adjusted. Westpac global head of economics ...
Aust May consumer sentiment rises modestly in wake of Budget
Australian consumer sentiment rose modestly in May, in the wake of the federal Budget. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of consumer sentiment rose by 0.3 % in May to 115.7. This follows a 1.1% gain in April. However, consumer sentiment is still ...
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