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On the podcast: negotiations, Australian house prices, the RBA minutes yesterday, the UK’s record unemployment and tomorrow’s FOMC meeting.

Media reports suggest China is playing hard ball in negotiations with the US.

In this issue we delve further into the state of the WA economy.

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Media reports suggest China is playing hard ball in negotiations with the US.

In this issue we delve further into the state of the WA economy.

The markets are on-hold ahead of the FOMC meeting later in the week.

Why are the Aussie and New Zealand dollars amongst the worst performers overnight?

And signs that the European economy might be levelling off rather than falling.

Boeing’s share price has driven the Dow down whilst lower than expected inflation will have had a bit to do with bond prices today.

In this weekly, we explore the weakness in consumer spending, which helped drive the broader economic slowdown that took the RBA by surprise in the second half of last year.

US stocks rose sharply following the release of US retail numbers which showed a bounce back in January.

Friday saw quite a shocking miss on US non-farm payrolls.

Markets have reacted swiftly to the latest ECB meeting.

Australia’s GDP numbers yesterday surprised many.

It’s been a strong 24 hours for data releases.

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