Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Australian jobs preview: Upbeat numbers on the cards – Deutsche Bank

FXStreet (Delhi) – Adam Boyton, Chief Economist at Deutsche Bank, suggests that Thursday’s release of the Australian September labour force data will see a better outcome than market expectations with +25k on employment and the unemployment rate to print at 6.1%.

Key Quotes

“As always, the monthly labour data are volatile and any economist that forecasts it is humbled – usually sooner rather than later. Still, going into the number we note that the market has a rate cut essentially fully priced for February. That means, in our view, that a weak print may well be needed to justify market pricing.”

“Finally, while there has been some interest in a major bank increasing mortgage rates today, this simply goes into the mix (as does the four year high in the employment component of the NAB business survey for that matter). On a November rate cut, it would be very strange for the RBA deliver a knee-jerk rate cut to (likely more than fully) offset something that should assist it in achieving its macro-prudential goals.”
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