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Germany has come as close to a recession as you can get without actually being in one.

Markets have been choppy on the back of surprisingly poor retail numbers from the US.

In this Weekly, we delve further into the ins and outs of the Australian housing sector.

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Markets have been choppy on the back of surprisingly poor retail numbers from the US.

The NZ dollar jumped 1.7 percent yesterday after the RBNZ indicated they weren’t expected to change rates till 2021.

It’s looking likely the 1 March deadline for higher Chinese tariffs will be pushed back on the hope of progress on trade talks next month.

The US dollar is now sitting at its strongest level of 2019 in DXY terms.

In this Weekly, we delve further into the ins and outs of the Australian housing sector.

Talks at averting another US government shutdown ended in deadlock at the weekend.

It’s a sea of red for shares this morning. How much of this is down to Larry Kudlow’s comment that there’s a “pretty sizeable distance to go” before trade issues are resolved with China?

Words from the RBA’s Governor Lowe send the Aussie dollar spiralling downward yesterday.

Trading volumes have been lower ahead of President Trump’s State of Union address.

It’s a significant day for Australian news, in a period where little else is driving markets in the rest of the world.

In this Weekly, we take a closer look at the issues the RBA Board will face at its meeting tomorrow.

On the face of it, the US looks like it’s enjoying a Goldilocks economy right now: there’s growth, employment is strong and inflation is low.

The AUD/USD traded in a larger than usual range in January.

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