In this week’s Monday Market Highlights, Sustainable Investment Analyst Nick Morgan focuses on the US January CPI and retail sales prints, the latter showing an increase in spending and robust consumer demand amongst some key industries. He features the US producer index coming in above consensus, and conflicting data in the housing market. In the UK, Nick highlights the January CPI which came in below market expectations. Closer to home, he looks at housing data for New Zealand and employment data for Australia. In Equity news, Nick focuses on the Australian reporting season, with initial results showing the number of companies beating expectations is below average.

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