Thursday, November 5, 2015

AUD: Flash Australian forecast update - NAB

FXStreet (Delhi) – Research Team at NAB, points out the update on the upcoming flash Australian economic forecast.

Key Quotes

“Based on incoming information, we have modestly reviewed our GDP forecasts to 2.6% in 2015/16 and 3.0% in 2016/17 (annual average).

Overall, NAB Economics remain of the view that the recovery in the non-mining sector is slowly becoming more well entrenched. The RBA also appears cautiously optimistic on this front, pointing to above-average business conditions, growth in services sectors and “respectable growth in employment”.

The change to our 2015/16 forecast largely reflects the incorporation of a more volatile quarterly profile – including a relatively strong bounce back in Q3 following a surprisingly weak Q2 due to temporary factors. This may also lead to some upward revision to the RBA’s forecasts for the year to Jun-16 in tomorrow’s Statement on Monetary Policy.

It is also possible that the RBA will review its high GDP forecast of 3--4½ y/y for Dec-17, in light of Governor Glenn Stevens’ stated lower assumption for potential growth of around 2.8%.

The weak Q3 inflation outcome has also reduced our near-term y/y inflation forecasts due to base effects, and we anticipate a similar small downward revision to the RBA’s forecasts tomorrow.”
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