The Morning Call

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No deals, no rate cut and little Euro-growth

Markets react again to growing concern about extra US tariffs on China from the weekend. Plus the RBNZ rate decision today, downgraded forecasts for Europe and the manoeuvring to oust May.

Will the RBA cut rates today?

Will the RBA cut rates today? I ask NAB’s Rodrigo Catril on today’s Morning Call podcast.

Trump’s week-end tariff spat

Is President Trump bluffing on hiking tariffs on China by the end of the week? I talk to NAB’s Rodrigo Catril on what promises to be a very choppy week.

One Day After the Fed

The markets continue to respond to Fed Powell’s ‘transitory’ remark on low inflation yesterday. I ask NAB’s David de Garis whether that means we’ll see wages pick up in the non-farm payrolls?

Powell’s tightrope walk on inflation

Was Jerome Powell a little more hawkish than expected? NAB’s Gavin Friend talks about the market turnaround in the press conference that followed the FOMC decision.

Europe performs, Venezuela riots, the world waits for the Fed

Will the Fed still be patient? Is a China trade deal close? Is the fall in Aussie house prices slowing? I ask NAB’s Rodrigo Catril on today’s Morning Call podcast.

Fed’s quandary: US spending rises, inflation softer

Could the RBA beat the Fed to a rate cut? I ask NAB’s Tapas Strickland on today’s Morning Call podcast.

The soft underbelly of US growth

Friday’s strong GDP numbers in the US was clear evidence that you should never judge a book by its cover. NAB’s Ray Attrill explains why.

Is a RBA rate cut even more likely?

The flow-on from Australia’s weak CPI numbers, plus another round of dovishness from central banks. I talk to NAB’s David de Garis on today’s Morning Call podcast.

US equities ride high, pound dives on uncertainty

Fears of a hard-Brexiteering PM in the UK spook the pound and Euro, whilst US equities continue to surge on earnings results. Meanwhile, NAB’s Gavin Friend, suggests the Aussie dollar is vulnerable to today’s CPI numbers.

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