The week kicks off In Australia on Tuesday when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases the new publication, Lending to Households & Businesses. The data includes all new lending commitments and mayshow further softening of home loan demand.
The US Government shutdown is still playing havoc with the release dates for key economic data. Still, investors will also have to contend with Chinese data over the week including trade and inflation. And trade talks continuebetween the US and China.

Published by Craig James, Chief Economist, CommSec