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Harrangue Man Friday, August 17, 2018 - 22:31 Source

The first was an old man who was seeking help; the second was younger and needed help. I could help the first but not the second.You can lead a horse to water but don't engage in its views of tower seven and 911.Fucking horses.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 17:33 Source

Asian markets finish a volatile week in a mixed state with Chinese bourses liming along while Japanese and Australian markets reacted positively to the strong Wall Street lead from overnight. The USD is also retreating slightly as technical levels come into play, with the Aussie dollar firming on Governor Lowe’s comments this afternoon in Parliament. The Shanghai

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George Monbiot Friday, August 17, 2018 - 16:27 Source

In 1976, we ate more than we do today. So why are we fatter?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th August 2018

When I saw the photo, I could scarcely believe it was the same country. The picture of Brighton Beach in 1976 featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago appeared to show an alien race. Almost everyone was slim. I mentioned it on social media, then went on holiday.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 17, 2018 - 16:15 Source

What is it with Australia’s law enforcement authorities? Their uncontrollable appetite for encrypted data – primarily the data of private users – is so voracious it has become a parody of itself. There seems to be little that will restrain such politicians as Cybersecurity minister Angus Taylor, who insists that the technology giants cough up…

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 15:08 Source

Via ANZ today: The AUD, the NZD and emerging market (EM) FX all remain at the mercy of shifts in sentiment. And things don’t look pretty on that front. Each of the recent triggers (Turkey, weaker CNY, higher US rates, EM turmoil and geopolitics) are not big enough to drive sustained losses in markets, but

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 15:06 Source

Premier Palaszczuk officially opens Sun Metals solar farm, the first large-scale solar farm built directly by major energy user.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:41 Source

The Northern Territory’s largest solar program is heading towards completion, with work in 16 communities already finished.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:25 Source

INFINITI Prototype 10Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan, reveals teaser sketch of latest concept car - an eye-catching, sleek electric single-seat speedster

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:21 Source

Australia has huge potential for renewable hydrogen exports, possibly requiring enough new solar and wind capacity equivalent to the existing grid by 2040.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:17 Source

CWP Renewables wins planning approval to add 200MW solar plus battery storage to existing 270MW wind farm at Sapphire in northern NSW.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:03 Source

From Chris Joye today who ends his campaign for bank bonds: CoreLogic, the real estate index provider most frequently cited by the RBA, has released its suburb-level indices for the first time ever. These benchmarks scientifically revalue every property in the suburb each day based on the characteristics of those homes and the flow of incoming

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:41 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Government has just issued the Parliament program for next week and has committed to a vote on the company tax legislation. With four cross-bench votes still required to pass the Senate, Pauline Hanson has dealt the legislation one final blow: Senator Hanson told Sky News she was taking a “balanced

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:23 Source

By Leith van Onselen Below is RBA Governor Phil Lowe’s opening statement to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the Committee today. These hearings are an important part of the accountability process for the Reserve Bank of Australia. As usual, my colleagues and I will do

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:02 Source

By Leith van Onselen CoreLogic’s tiered hedonic house price index has shown heavy falls at the top 25% of the housing market, especially in Sydney and Melbourne: Today, Chris Joye has written an article in The AFR claiming that luxury homes are getting smashed: Since the end of the 2003 housing boom, Palm Beach property

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen Finding an economist opposed to Australia’s mass immigration ‘Big Australia’ policy is a difficult task. There’s me, Judith Sloan, Ross Gittins, and now Stephen Koukoulas (aka ‘The Kouk’) who has penned an excellent article today as Business Insider: There are many instances where the dismal science of economics embarrasses itself with

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:18 Source

AUD is still rallying with EM: Long end bonds are still breaking down while a deluded Phil Lowe holds up the short: ASX climbs the wall of worry: Dalian is soft: Big Iron is down again with FMG still in trouble: Big Gas is also toppy: Big Gold is breaking on DXY strength: Big Mortgage

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:59 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Australian’s Adam Creighton has thrown a wet blanket over the company tax cut debate, arguing that the government would be far better off instead making further cuts to personal income tax rates, since workers would receive an immediate boost to their take-home pay: The government and the Reserve Bank are

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:51 Source

Community-owned retailer launches new round of fundraising to extend its reach beyond the NSW Northern Rivers region.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:38 Source

By Leith van Onselen The latest data on household debt from the RBA shows that Australia’s household debt-to-disposable income ratio hit a record high 190% in March 2018: With this in mind, it’s interesting to read Elliot Clarke’s (Senior Economist at Westpac) analysis showing that US household debt-to-disposable income (90%) is now back to 2002

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:12 Source

By Leith van Onselen Earlier this week, MB’s own banking insider, Deep T, penned an explosive article lifting the lid on the Australian banks’ giant mortgage capital rort. This followed many years of lobby from Deep T for a more thorough measurement of bank capital and risks, which resulted in APRA this week seeking a

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:04 Source

Senior advisor at Melbourne University's Climate and Energy College explains why the National Energy Guarantee won't deliver any of its three promises.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:40 Source

By Leith van Onselen After Melbourne on Tuesday lost its bogus title of “most liveable city”, Lord Mayor Sally Capp offered a rare dose of honesty on the primary reason why: Calling Melbourne a “victim of its own success,” Mayor Capp said the city’s growth had made it harder to meet the liveability criteria. “You

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:32 Source

 McKinseyEV charging will present challenges, and opportunities, for consumers and grid operators.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:08 Source

From Damien Boey at Credit Suisse: Panic! Our global strategy team have highlighted that our proprietary global risk appetite index is now in oversold, or panic territory. Risky assets have underperformed safe assets over the past six months to the point where they may be starting to look interesting from a contrarian point of view.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen Earlier this month, Roy Morgan Research revealed that Netflix had lifted its Australian subscriber base to 9.8 million households after a 30% annual surge in subscribers. By contrast, Foxtel’s subscriber base slid by 2.7% to 5.4 million households: Yesterday, Roy Morgan Research released similar analysis of the New Zealand subscription television market,

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xkcd.com Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00 Source

 The same as all fluid dynamics equations, but with the 8 and 23 replaced with the permittivity and permeability of free space, respectively.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:50 Source

South Autralia is likely to reach 80 per cent renewables by 2022 and the equivalent of 100 per cent renewables by 2025 as its major "baseload" gas fired power stations exit the market.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:45 Source

I was there giving my glasses a bit of a clean with that stuff supplied from ‘Specsavers’ … you know … that stuff that smells like those dentist surgeries of old … that stuff you spray on the lenses from a little misting bottle … much like a scent bottle that women spray onto their…

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Renew Economy Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:33 Source

Politicians who understand climate science and endorse the NEG target are, simply put, evil. Corporate leaders who support such a target should consult their insurance policies, their board and their investors.

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MacroBusiness Friday, August 17, 2018 - 09:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen Harold Mitchell has penned an article today in Fairfax warning that the recent sharp decline in new car sales is like the “canary in a coal mine” for the economy: Car sales are dropping. July sales were down 8 per cent and followed May and June which recorded reduced volumes on

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