Rise of the machines: could automation help sustain China’s long term growth momentum.

R.I.P. Chuck Berry. And R.I.P. anti-protectionism, after the weekend G20 meeting communique omitted reference to avoiding protectionism, reflecting the new reality of the USA’s position

Jobs growth, business surveys and consumer sentiment all point to an economy in good shape.

In February, the NAB Monthly Business Survey moderated from the surprising strength seen in January, but remained consistent with a relatively robust view of business activity and investment behaviour in the near-term.

Financial stability considerations to keep RBA at bay

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An encouraging start to 2017 – although strength still comes from the old economy, with retail trends disappointing.

Foreign multinationals suggest quite good expectations for capital investment in the next 12 months

Business survey suggests solid near-term activity, despite easing from multi-year high.

Prices have seen a gradual recovery from the mid-2014 to early 2016 price slide.

Financial markets rallied strongly shortly after it was clear Donald Trump would be the next President. This was evident across stock, currency and bond markets, and there was also a decline in credit spreads.

Growth will remain solid across the large south-eastern states, while there are signs of stabilisation in mining states as the end of the downswing in resource-related investment approaches.

Change to fed rate call – March hike now expected.

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