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Westpac Markets Update: David Goodman, 16 November 2018


Local data has been supportive and the AUD moved towards 3 months highs. Equities remain under pressure though and Brexit looks likely to dominate headlines, while developments in US-China trade negotiations may be more important for local markets.

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About Sean Callow

Sean analyses the key factors driving the Australian dollar and other G10 currencies. With three years experience in Westpac’s Singapore office, Sean continues to keep a close eye on Asian FX trends. Before joining Westpac, Sean spent 13 years in New York and London, as a senior currency strategist and has also been a financial markets economist in Melbourne. He has a Bachelor of Economics degree (with Honours) from Monash University.

About Robert Rennie

Robert heads up the FX Strategy Group at Westpac. He specialises in Australasian currencies with particular focus on the AUD, JPY and North East Asian currencies. Robert is widely recognised for his market leading analysis of capital flow in these specialist areas. Prior to joining Westpac in 2000, Robert spent 14 years as an Investment Banker in London with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Midland Bank. He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours) and a Masters in Economics from universities in the UK.

About David Goodman

David leads Westpac’s Macro Strategy team. David also currently heads Westpac Financial Markets’ Diversity and Inclusion committee. Prior to Westpac, David worked for the federal Treasury in Canberra. David is a CFA charterholder, and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce with Merit (Finance, Business Economics) and Science (Mathematics) from the University of New South Wales.

Market insights on currencies

If you want to know more about what is happening in the foreign exchange markets, have a look at the publication below.

Westpac FX Weekly
A brief discussion of the week's developments in the Australian dollar against a range of currencies including the US dollar, New Zealand dollar and euro.