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Date     AU            Event
04-May  1130  ***  AU  RBA Statement on Monetary Policy
07-May  0830  **   AU  AI Group/HIA construction index
07-May  1130  **   AU  NAB business survey
07-May  1130  **   AU  ANZ monthly job ads survey
08-May  0845  ***  NZ  RBNZ inflation expectations survey
08-May  1130  ***  AU  Retail trade monthly
08-May  1130  ***  AU  Retail trade quarterly
08-May  1930  ***  AU  Federal Budget 2018-19
09-May  0845  **   NZ  Electronic card transactions m/m
10-May  0700  ***  NZ  RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement
10-May  0700  ***  NZ  RBNZ official cash rate decision
10-May  1100  **   AU  Melbourne Institute inflation expectations survey
11-May  1130  ***  AU  Housing finance
15-May  0900       AU  RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle speaks at CFO Forum
                         2018 in Sydney, also Q&A
15-May  1130  ***  AU  RBA board meeting minutes
15-May  1140       AU  RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle speaks via video link
                         at ISDA Forum in Hong Kong, also Q&A
16-May  1030  **   AU  Westpac-MI consumer sentiment
16-May  1130  ***  AU  Quarterly wage price index
17-May  1130  ***  AU  Labor force survey
23-May  1030  *    AU  Westpac-MI leading index
23-May  1130  ***  AU  Quarterly construction work done
23-May  1800       AU  RBA Governor Philip Lowe speaks at Australia-China
                         Relations Institute event in Sydney, also Q&A
24-May    -        AU  RBA Assistant Governor Michele Bullock speaks at De
                         Nederlandsche Bank Housing Market seminar in Amsterdam
30-May  0700  ***  NZ  RBNZ Financial Stability Report
31-May  1130  ***  AU  Quarterly Private new capex
31-May  1130  **   AU  RBA private sector credit m/m
05-Jun  1430  ***  AU  RBA monthly cash rate decision
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