In Australia, investors will be starved of major economic data releases and monetary policy-related
communication in the week ahead. But skilled internet job vacancies data, ANZ-Roy Morgan’s weekly consumer
sentiment survey and the Commonwealth Bank’s manufacturing and services sector activity gauges will pique most interest.

In both China and the US in the coming week, housing data will be a key focus. And the release of ‘flash’ October
purchasing manager indexes and key regional US manufacturing surveys will garner investor attention.

The US earnings (profit-reporting) season moves up a gear in the coming week.

Published by Craig James, Chief Economist, CommSec