Scoreboard: Economic health check

The local sharemarket is tipped to start the week little changed, while all eyes will be on business indicators data as investors gauge the health of the Australian economy.

In US economic data, the Chicago purchasing managers index rose from 52.6 to 64.3 in August -- the biggest monthly point gain since July 1983. US personal income rose by 0.2 per cent in July with spending down by 0.1 per cent -- both results fell short of forecasts. And consumer sentiment rose from 79.2 to 82.5 in August, above forecasts for a result near 80.1.

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