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Updated 21 November 2014

Westpac Economic Update: 21 November 2014

Westpac Senior International Economist Huw MacKay comments on this week's G20 meeting hosted in Brisbane, the Free Trade Agreement with China and the signing of the Renminbi Hub in Sydney allowing greater trade opportunities with the Chinese. There was also the Reserve Bank Governor’s speech indicating rates will remain on hold for a considerable period. Lastly, the announcement of Japan entering recession. Plus, looking ahead to next week's China Consumer Sentiment report and the Black Friday online shopping sales data in 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.