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Jerome Powell continued to talk-up the health of the US economy. Today’s US retail numbers will help us see if he’s right or not.

The Aussie dollar fell sharply yesterday on the back of disappointing jobs numbers, followed by weaker than anticipated activity data from China.

Total income is growing strongly, led by a boom in mining profits as non-mining profits languish, while growth in disposable income is more measured.

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The Aussie dollar fell sharply yesterday on the back of disappointing jobs numbers, followed by weaker than anticipated activity data from China.

The NZ dollar saw the biggest currency move over the last 24 hours.

The US President offered nothing new about where trade talks are at and the markets little moved.

Sterling bounced higher today, shortly after GDP figures showed the UK had narrowly missed a recession.

Total income is growing strongly, led by a boom in mining profits as non-mining profits languish, while growth in disposable income is more measured.

The fact Trump wasn’t entirely keen on giving up existing tariffs hasn’t stopped investors from pushing equity prices higher.

Shares rose higher on further hope that trade talks with China will see a roll back in existing tariffs.

Market sentiment has done a complete U-turn.

With nothing concrete to go on, markets continue to factor-in optimism over the US-China trade talks.

Yesterday’s retail numbers showed Australians are cutting back on their shopping habits.

Business investment is exceptionally weak at present, only slightly above the multi-decade low reached as a share of GDP in the early 1990s recession.

US equities hit new highs again on Friday.

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