Weekly Reports | Oct 28 2016
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By Greg Peel
The local AGM season takes a bit of a breather until later in the week next week but from Thursday they start to come thick and fast once more.
There are still some straggler production reports to get through from the resource sectors and quarterly updates from the likes of Qantas ((QAN)) and REA Group ((REA)). There are also a further handful of earnings results.
There are no corporate events on Tuesday that do not involve lunch and empty afternoon offices, being Cup Day. Victoria is of course shut, in case anyone doesn’t notice. The all-important Rate That Stops The Nation will still go ahead as usual, but all the money is on the favourite, No Cut.
It’s a relatively busy week for economic data with private sector credit, building approvals, the trade balance and manufacturing and services PMIs all due. After the meeting on Tuesday, the RBA will release its quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy on Friday.
As Tuesday is the first on the month, manufacturing PMIs will be published across the globe and services on Thursday, except for China’s official number which both land on the Tuesday.
Tonight’s US GDP release will be important in determining whether the odds of a December Fed rate hike will shift from a current 70% and so too will be Monday’s release of the personal consumption expenditure measure of inflation. In case anyone doesn’t realise, the Fed actually meets on Tuesday night, but few expect a pre-election rate hike (17%).
Other US data releases across the week include the Chicago PMI, personal income & spending, construction spending, vehicle sales, chain store sales, factory orders, trade and September quarter productivity. And being the first week of the month, the private sector jobs report is out on Wednesday and non-farm payrolls on Friday.
The Bank of Japan also holds a policy meeting on Tuesday. The Bank of England will wait until Thursday.
The eurozone’s September quarter GDP result is out on Monday.
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