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Even though President Trump tweeted overnight that tariffs were having a “major effect” on the Chinese economy, the GDP numbers he referred to largely related to growth before tariffs were ramped up in May.

China's industrial production numbers were far better than anticipated.

The RBA has cut the cash rate to 1%, arguing that lower rates are an effort to reduce unemployment and not a response to a deteriorating outlook.

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Ray Attrill discusses whats next for the AUD as it returns above 0.70 USD.

US retail sales were strong but t’s not all good news.

Recent RBA research shows that high mortgage debt is a drag on consumer spending, helping explain the weak growth in consumption since the global financial crisis.

China’s industrial production numbers were far better than anticipated.

China reported disappointing import numbers at the close on Friday.

Fed Chair Jerome Powell didn’t alter his stance despite signs of inflation picking up in the US.

Jerome Powell has sent the markets back to where they were before the non-farm payrolls data last week.

Ray Attrill explains how the latest small business survey data in the US shows signs that tariffs on Chinese imports might be starting to make their mark.

The RBA has cut the cash rate to 1%, arguing that lower rates are an effort to reduce unemployment and not a response to a deteriorating outlook.

There were no big movements on US equities or bonds overnight, as markets wait to see what Jerome Powell has to say in his Congressional testimonies mid-week.

The US payrolls data was stronger than expected on Friday.

Trading has been thin as US markets closed for the 4th July holiday.

US equities took an early mark on record highs, whilst bond yields fell further.

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