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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 18:15 Source
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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 17:30 Source

Asian stocks are having poor returns due to the negative lead from Wall Street on the back of the latest US consumer confidence report which does not bode well for sooner than expected rate cuts. The USD is holding on to some recently lost ground although the Australian dollar is doing well to hold on

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 15:44 Source

By Maria Millers Over the last decade, we have seen social media grow rapidly in use and importance. Marketing and advertising has shifted away from its traditional home of TV and newspapers to social media and a new profession that of the influencer has emerged: a person with the ability to influence potential buyers of…

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 15:15 Source
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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 14:00 Source

Ross Gittins was formerly one of the few bright spots in the mainstream media’s coverage of immigration. If you search “immigration” on Ross Gittins’ website, you’ll come across a slew of articles advocating against a ‘Big Australia’ on economic, environmental, and liveability grounds. In September 2023, I accused Ross Gittins of selling out to the

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 13:57 Source
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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 13:30 Source

Last year, I was wrong about NVIDIA. NVIDIA, in many ways, got “lucky” with crytpo revenue in the early 2020s. NVIDIA happened to have a chip that was efficient at mining, and revenue boomed, then busted. I think that coloured my view on the artificial intelligence market. However, NVIDIA has changed the conversation. While I

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 13:00 Source

You can always trust the East Coast Gas Cartel to flood the market with propaganda. Victoria’s Energy Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, has warned that gas demand in the state may surpass supply by 2025 and yearly shortages by 2028 due to high winter weather. The same warning has been issued by the Australian Energy Market Regulator

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 12:30 Source

During the first full week after the “historic” Chinese property intervention, there is nothing but silence on the ground for sales: Everywhere: Ghost city inventory continues its moonshot: The completions trajectory is bad for construction inputs: The easing continues as the largest cities in China, such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, loosened mortgage and down

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 12:16 Source
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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 12:00 Source

The Westpac Melbourne Institute Leading Index has seen a slight improvement in its six-month annualized growth rate, indicating a stabilization in the economic pace. Westpac argues this is in line with the idea that the main drawbacks of the past two years, such as rising interest rates, increased living expenses, and soaring tax revenues, are

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 11:38 Source

Australia’s monthly CPI indicator printed at 3.6% in April, up from 3.5% in March and higher than economists’ expectations of 3.4%. Trimmed mean inflation was 4.1% y/y (4.0% prior). The outcome was driven by higher petrol prices, less household goods discounting, the annual lift in health insurance premiums, stamp price rises, and a lift in

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 11:30 Source

The Age reports the YIMBY manifesto: “Key to the YIMBY manifesto is the idea that a restrictive planning system, including existing height and heritage controls, is blocking a potential deluge of apartment construction in inner and middle Melbourne that – if allowed – would force down prices and rents”. Meanwhile, KPMG’s analysis of data from

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Your Democracy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 11:05 Source

Controversial American talking head Tucker Carlson is heading to Australia after a surprise invite from a high-profile local figure.

Tucker Carlson, a former Fox News host turned divisive freelance journalist, will headline a series of ‘freedom conferences’, Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has announced.

Carlson will appear at events in Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne between June and July this year. 

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 11:00 Source

According to S&P, refinancing opportunities, financial buffers, and low unemployment have all contributed to minimal arrears, notwithstanding their recent rise. In order to minimize their loan servicing costs, borrowers have also been frugal with their spending. While interest rates are still high, households continue to place a higher priority on their debt obligations than on

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 10:30 Source

One month is an eternity in the world of interest rate commentary. On 24 April, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published the March quarter consumer price index (CPI), which showed that CPI inflation was tracking a little higher than economists and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) expected. This sparked a procession of economists

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 10:01 Source

France’s Emmanuel Macron can, at times, show himself at odds with the grime and gristle of grounded politics. Able to pack in various snatches of philosophical reflection in a speech, straddling the highs and lows of a rhetorical display, his political acumen has, at times, deserted him.  Nothing is more evident of this than his…

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 10:00 Source

Rebar futures were OK yesterday, but the iron ore bubble popped a little in late futures trading: Especially in wildly overshot Dalian futures: Coking coal looks ready for a downside test: Scuttlebutt is bearish: “The issuance of local government bonds has sped up and this will likely provide some support for rebar consumption later, but

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 09:46 Source
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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 09:30 Source

A perfect storm of financial headwinds has severely impacted Australian households. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) aggressive interest rate hikes have driven mortgage rates up by more in Australia than almost any other nation: As a result, mortgage holders are dedicating a record high share of their incomes to mortgage repayments: Australian tenants are

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 09:18 Source
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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 09:00 Source

Wall Street reopened from its long weekend and due to NVIDIA earnings, only the NASDAQ advanced while the broader indicies slightly retreated or put in a scratch session. European shares gave up all their early week gains while the latest US consumer confidence figures came in better than expected, which drove the USD higher. The

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Renew Economy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 08:58 Source
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Your Democracy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 08:21 Source

Kiev's Western backers need to understand that long-range strikes on Russian territory using weaponry they have supplied would represent a conflict escalation that would have “serious consequences,” Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 07:14 Source

DXY faded: AUD is treading water: North Asia is weak: Oil bounced: The dirt bubble resumed: But not miners: Nor EM: Junk warned: As the yield steepening returned: Stocks were mixed: Goldman has a few ideas about how the US election will play out for forex. Its baseline scenario currently projects a moderate rally in

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 07:00 Source

PropTrack’s Rental Affordability Report found that “Australia’s rental affordability is at its worst level on record”. PropTrack found that “households earning the median income of roughly $111,000 can afford to rent the smallest share of properties since 2008 when records began, driven by surging rents in recent years”. PropTrack also found that median rental prices

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Your Democracy Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 06:18 Source

People use drugs for many reasons: they want to feel good, stop feeling bad, or perform better in school or at work, or they are curious because others are doing it and they want to fit in. The last reason is very common among teens.

Drugs excite the parts of the brain that make you feel good. But after you take a drug for a while, the feel-good parts of your brain get used to it. Then you need to take more of the drug to get the same good feeling.

 

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