Household Spending Intention Series

A unique view on Australian household future spending through analysis of actual customer behaviour and intentions.

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Participants to the discussion

The Reference-rate conundrum

KangaNews, in partnership with CommBank, invited leading experts to discuss the impeding likely demise of the global interbank offered rates (IBORs) and it's questions for the Australian market.

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Australian Households Q1 2019

The decline in household wealth, courtesy of falling dwelling prices, accelerated during Q4. However, there is only weak evidence of a negative ‘wealth effect’ at best. 

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Debt Market Outlook for 2018

Insights into syndicated loans, bond and securitisation markets.

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Australian economy looking strong 

Improved global and domestic conditions suggest the economy will keep growing at a healthy pace.

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The Economist and the Commonwealth Bank are engaging in the discussion about new economies and how technology is driving change. Innovating will be essential for future success in evolving political, economic and trade environments.


Manufacturing PMI January

Business conditions worsened slightly again in the Australian manufacturing sector during January. New orders continued to fall, albeit at a softer pace amid growth in new export business.

Services PMI January

Latest PMI data showed a recovery in Australian service business activity at the start of the year, led by accelerated order book growth.

Using capital markets for change

Ground-breaking transactions for better social and environmental outcomes.

New wave of infrastructure projects

Sydney’s $2.1 billion CBD and South East Light Rail is benefiting from CommBank’s experience.


Manufacturing PMI December

December saw a steeper deterioration of Australian manufacturing conditions. The headline PMI was dragged down by survey-record falls in both new orders and output.

Services PMI December

Australian services business activity shrank further at the end of the year, accompanied by a fall in employment. However, the survey also showed improved demand, as reflected by firmer sales growth and rising export trade.

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