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Updated 24 October 2014


Westpac Economic Update: 24 October 2014

Westpac Senior Economist Elliot Clarke comments on this week's RBA minutes on the stability in interest rates, as well as the lack of mention of investor activity in the housing market pointing to likely changes to regulation. Also the seasonality material impact on the CPI with the underlying measures of the carbon tax repeal and acceleration in housing inflation. Next week's data includes trade prices and private credit. Overseas sees the FOMC coming to the end of the tapering process as well as Q3 GDP for the US.


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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.