Next week’s data – Housing finance to dominate

With the first week of the new financial year over, we stumble into a new round of announcements and data releases to digest, analyse and consider and move towards the next corporate earnings season. The big kahuna for next week will be the Labor Government/Green Party announcement on a carbon price policy on Sunday.

Here’s the tentative list for the week ahead:

From the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS):

Monday: Housing Finance for May – economists forecasting a 4% rise
Wednesday: Lending Finance for May

From the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA):

Tuesday: Credit card data – kerching.

Other Local Data, including corporate:

Tuesday: NAB June business confidence and conditions index
Wednesday: Melbourne Institute/Westpac consumer sentiment July index

Overseas/International:

Monday: French industrial production
Tuesday: Fed Reserve last policy minutes, UK CPI/Retail Price Index for June, UK consumer confidence, BoJ Interest rate decision (let me guess – zero?)
Wednesday: US import and export for June
Thursday: US jobless claims for June, retail sales for April. US Zombie bank JPMorgan announces earnings alongside Google
Friday: US June CPI and industrial production, NY Empire manufacturing index, Chinese GDP figures

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