The long wind-down to Christmas and the New Year is underway. In Australia, the CBA releases its Business Sales Index, the Federal Government hands down its Mid-Year Review, the Reserve Bank Board issues its December monetary policy meeting minutes, while population and jobs data round-out the week.
In the US, the Federal Reserve Bank takes centre stage with its final interest rate decision for the year. There is a data delude on ‘Super Friday’ with economic growth (GDP), personal income & spending, durable goods orders, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve manufacturing index and consumer sentiment data all issued.

Published by Ryan Felsman, Senior Economist, CommSec