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Updated 19 September 2014

Westpac Economic Update: 19 September 2014

Westpac Economist Elliot Clarke comments on this week's Central bank communications in Australia and the USA; in particular the RBA minutes on housing investment and investor credit concerns and whether there is a need for additional policies to give owner occupiers a stronger foothold in the market. In the FOMC meeting and policy rates. Plus, looking ahead to next week's Westpac 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.