Next Week At A Glance – 23-27 Jan 2023

Weekly Reports | Jan 20 2023

This story features AMCOR PLC, and other companies. For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: AMC

For a more comprehensive preview of next week's events, please refer to "The Monday Report", published each Monday morning. For all economic data release dates, ex-div dates and times and other relevant information, please refer to the FNArena Calendar.

By Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

The week ahead opens with public holidays in New Zealand (Monday) and China (the whole week), ahead of Australia Day on Thursday.

Local volumes will be ultra-thin on Friday so we might as well call it a three-day week ahead.

On Wednesday, the RBA-critical December quarter CPI data will be released. While most media might get another heart attack from the headline number, economists and the RBA will be zooming in on the trimmed-mean, the non-tradables and price inflation from services.

Just about every economist in the country is anticipating another strong uplift in the numbers. ANZ Bank economists, for example, expect trimmed mean inflation to have risen to 6.7% year-on-year, which would beat the RBA forecast for 6.5%.

No surprise, ANZ Bank expects another 25bp hike in February, casually dismissing recent apparent weakness in labour market data as no more than "noise".

"With 444k job vacancies recorded in November (around double the pre-pandemic level) and businesses still in hiring mode, it’s hard to see a sharp rise in unemployment any time soon."

On ANZ Bank's projections the RBA cash rate will peak out at 3.85% later this year, implying two more 25bp hikes post February.

NAB's business conditions survey on Tuesday might be another focal point. What are the chances the survey does not point to further decline?

Tuesday sees the world releasing PMI data, followed by CPI releases on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in the US the release of quarterly results continues while locally the floodgates open wider for energy producers and miners to update on quarterly production. On Friday, when nobody is around, ResMed will unofficially start the local reporting season with a quarterly update as per US listings rules.

The following week ResMed's example will be followed by the likes of Amcor ((AMC)), Credit Corp ((CCP)), Pinnacle Investment Management ((PNI)), REA Group ((REA)) and News Corp ((NWS)).

Find out why FNArena subscribers like the service so much: "Your Feedback (Thank You)" – Warning this story contains unashamedly positive feedback on the service provided.

FNArena is proud about its track record and past achievements: Ten Years On

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Click to view our Glossary of Financial Terms

CHARTS

AMC CCP NWS PNI REA

For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: AMC - AMCOR PLC

For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: CCP - CREDIT CORP GROUP LIMITED

For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: NWS - NEWS CORPORATION

For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: REA - REA GROUP LIMITED