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Updated 22 May 2015

Westpac Economic Update: 22 May 2015 

Westpac Senior Economist Elliot Clarke comments on the uplift in consumer sentiment following last week's Federal Budget and recent interest rate cut; as well as on 2 sets of minutes released -  the RBA (concerns around currency) and FOMC (dismissive of Q1 weakness, path to rate normalisation, where growth will come from). Next week sees the partials from Australia's Q1 GDP made public (and why CapEx data is keenly anticipated), plus Westpac's MNI China Consumer Sentiment Index.

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About Bill Evans

William (Bill) Evans is a graduate of the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics. He has worked as a Research Manager for the Reserve Bank of Australia, Treasurer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and prior to joining Westpac in 1991, was Director and Head of Financial Markets at Schroders Australia Limited for 8 years. At Westpac he is Managing Director & Global Head of Economics & Research.