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Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales -2.8% In October

Nov 15 2012 01:01:10 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

New motor vehicle sales in Australia were down a seasonally adjusted 2.8 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, standing at 95,720 following the downwardly revised 4.6 percent gain in September. On a yearly basis, new motor vehicle sales climbed 8. Read more

Australia Consumer Confidence Hits 19-Month High

Nov 14 2012 06:01:04 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Sentiment among Australian consumers improved to its best level in 19 months in November, suggesting that the central bank's interest rate cuts since November last year are starting to have an impact on household confidence. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment increased 5. Read more

Australia Wage Index Rises 0.7% In Q3

Nov 14 2012 01:01:28 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Wages in Australia were up 0.7 percent in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the previous three months, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.8 percent following the 1.0 percent gain in the second quarter. Read more

Australia November Consumer Sentiment Up 5.2% - Westpac/Melbourne

Nov 14 2012 00:31:22 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Consumer sentiment in Australia rose to a 19-month high in November, according to survey results posted Wednesday by Westpac Bank and the Melbourne Institute. Their consumer sentiment index rose 5.2 percent to 104.3. The November reading rose above 100 for the first time since February. Read more

Australia Commercial Finance Rises 6.9% In September

Nov 13 2012 06:31:02 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Australia's commercial finance increased notably in September, after falling in the previous month, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Total commercial finance increased a seasonally-adjusted 6.9 percent month-on-month to AUD29.6 billion in September, reversing the 4. Read more

Australia Home Loan Approvals Rise For Second Month On Rate Cuts

Nov 12 2012 05:31:03 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Home loan approvals in Australia rose for a second straight month in September, largely reflecting the impact of looser monetary policy, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. The number of loans granted in September rose 0. Read more

Australia Home Loans Rise 0.9% In September

Nov 12 2012 01:01:13 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

The total number of owner occupied home loans in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on month in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday, standing at 46,395. That misses forecasts for an increase of 1.0 percent following the upwardly revised gain of 2. Read more

Australia Unemployment Steady At 5.4%

Nov 08 2012 02:31:34 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Australia's unemployment rate jumped to a seasonally adjusted 5.4 percent in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.5 percent and was unchanged from the September reading. Read more

Australia October Jobless Rate Unchanged At 5.4%

Nov 08 2012 01:01:26 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Australia's unemployment rate was unchanged in October at 5.4 percent. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday that overall employment increased in October by 10,700. Full-time employment increased by 18,700 jobs, while part-time employment decreased by 8,000. Read more

Australia House Prices Rise 0.3% In Q3

Nov 06 2012 01:01:32 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

House prices in Australia were up 0.3 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous three months, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That missed forecasts for an increase of 1.0 percent following the upwardly revised 0.6 percent gain in the second quarter. Read more

Australia Services Sector Contracts For Ninth Month

Nov 05 2012 11:31:03 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Australia's services sectors shrank for the ninth consecutive month in October mainly due to weakness in retail trade and property & business services sectors, survey data from the Australian Industry Group and the Commonwealth Bank showed Monday. Read more

Australia Has A$1.456 Billion Trade Deficit

Nov 05 2012 02:01:37 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Australia posted a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit of A$1.456 billion in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday - a fall of 22.0 percent or A$420 million in the deficit from the previous month. The headline figure beat forecasts for a shortfall of A$1. Read more

Australia Retail Sales Rise 0.5% In September

Nov 05 2012 01:01:10 Stanimir Zhelev in Market

Retail sales in Australia were up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday, worth A$21.591 billion. That beat estimates for an increase of 0.4 percent following the upwardly revised 0.3 percent increase in August and the 0. Read more

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