Wednesday 21st July 2021
Curiously, much of the negative market reaction at the start of the week has seen a reversal in the last 24 hours, even though the reasons for the concern remain. The Delta variant continues to spread, vaccination rates have slowed, and case numbers are rising. Phil Dobbie asks NAB’s Ray Attrill if he can explain the switch in direction, with the response far stronger for equities than it is for bond traders. They also discuss the next moves for the RBA, with more lockdowns across Australia, and what to expect from the ECB tomorrow. Plus, Aussie retail sales numbers are out today. However poor they are for June, we know July will be worse.