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Latest economic articles

Australia and NZ Weekly 17 June 2024

June 14 2024 10 mins

Friday edition: analysis and forecasts for this week's key releases.

RBA Preview: Comforts and Confidence

June 14 2024 5 mins

The RBA Board is expected to leave the cash rate unchanged at next week’s meeting. The recent data-flow will provide some comfort that restrictive policy is bringing inflation back under control, but the path is still uncertain. Vigilance remains the order of the day until the RBA becomes more confident of achieving a sustained return to sub-3% inflation.

Commodities Update June 2024

June 14 2024 7 mins

The last month has seen a broad-based softening of commodities outside of met coal and LNG. This issue we continue our exploration of the base metals market, with a view to understanding their role in the transition to a low carbon economy. This month we focus on alumina, the raw material for aluminium (accounting for 30-40% of the primary cost of aluminium production). Here, constrained Chinese production, and rising demand look set to see prices remain elevated and volatile.

Latest markets articles

Energy weekly market report

June 14 2024 8 mins

Analysis of macro drivers and price developments in energy markets

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June 14 2024 3 mins

Monetary Policy Watch

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Westpac Strategy Antipodean Daily Wrap

June 14 2024 5 mins

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