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MacroBusiness Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 00:01 Source

Macro & Markets Glencore’s Glasenberg, once the hunter, now the hunted – Reuters, Clyde Russell IEA chief expects $45 oil ‘for a long time’: newspaper – Reuters The Perils of Forcing a Sale of Illiquid Assets – NY Times Glencore should have prepared better for China slowdown – Guardian Gold Vs Platinum: ETF Prices Diverge

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Digitopoly Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 21:34 Source

Heidi WilliamsMIT Assistant Professor in Economics, Heidi Williams, yes, you read that right, Assistant, was just award a Macarthur Genius grant. Here is the official citation. And here is the short form:

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Delimiter Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 17:27 Source

Macquarie University’s very public decision this week to dump the Gmail platform it adopted with great pomp and ceremony just five years ago sends a clear message to Australian chief information officers of what they can expect when they buck corporate IT trends: Internal insurrection and ongoing dissent.

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Delimiter Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 17:27 Source

Macquarie University’s very public decision this week to dump the Gmail platform it adopted with great pomp and ceremony just five years ago sends a clear message to Australian chief information officers of what they can expect when they buck corporate IT trends: Internal insurrection and ongoing dissent.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 16:17 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Traders and investors alike are being schooled on the importance of adjusting portfolios to the effects of volatility. Volatility is one of the four key variables that simply have to be considered if one is to survive and thrive in the capital markets – the others being

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 16:05 Source

Australia now has a female Minister for Women. The only trouble is, she isn’t a feminist.

Now I know many people attach all sorts of connotations to the term feminist, many critical, but all it means is an advocate for women’s rights, something we desperately need more of.

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TPS Extra Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 15:15 Source

What a collective sigh of relief resonated all around Australia as our 28th Prime Minister went on his way after his own Liberal Party ejected him emphatically, despite him imploring it not to be like the dreaded Labor Party.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 14:50 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: The narrative around renewable energy sources is typically framed almost entirely in terms of their contribution to reducing carbon emissions and thereby providing a means to tackle climate change. From this perspective, the drive for renewables is inseparably linked to international negotiations over reducing carbon emissions, which will come to a

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 14:46 Source

The Prime Minister has invited business and community leaders to a mini economic summit in Canberra. Ian McAuley outlines what should be their priorities.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 14:11 Source

The China shut down of fleeing capital continues, from Forexlive: MNI reports on the latest from SAFE (State Administration of Foreign Exchange): Putting a cap on annual cash withdrawals, of CNY100,000 for Chinese citizens using bank cards at overseas ATMs (The current limit is CNY10,000 daily, but no annual limit) China is facing pressure from capital

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 14:03 Source

By Leith van Onselen Speaking at the Sydney Institute yesterday, Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann, claimed that government spending needed to be reduced over time to an average of around 24% of GDP “at the most”, from around 26% of GDP currently: “…to ensure federal government expenditure is affordable in our economy and doesn’t force us into

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:58 Source

Tony Abbott rejected rooftop solar as too expensive to clean and a security risk. New PM Malcolm Turnbull already has solar, but will he say it is good for humanity?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:53 Source

China looking to lift its 2020 solar target to 150GW and give priority to solar and wind, a move that could cut emissions by 200 million tonnes a year.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:52 Source

Energy industry report says Australia's #1 ranking on rooftop solar uptake shows it's not lagging the world on renewables. But what about its coal habit?

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Delimiter Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:52 Source

Macquarie University yesterday revealed it had decided to ditch Google’s hosted email and calendaring platform and would migrate its staff to Microsoft’s rival Office 365 platform, in the wake of a controversial decision by Google to shift the university’s data from its previous datacentre location in Europe and move it to the United States.

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Delimiter Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:52 Source

Macquarie University yesterday revealed it had decided to ditch Google’s hosted email and calendaring platform and would migrate its staff to Microsoft’s rival Office 365 platform, in the wake of a controversial decision by Google to shift the university’s data from its previous datacentre location in Europe and move it to the United States.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:44 Source

Here's some good news, some great news, and a few harsh realities.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:41 Source

Big iron is still being walloped: The idiocy spreads are now ripping shut in all miners: Juniors are unmoved: Dalian iron ore futures are trading off 2 points at 363 but is down 4% from yesterday so some damage tomorrow for iron ore.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 13:08 Source

Beyond Zero Emissions report finds Australia’s renewable energy industry could generate $370bn worth of jobs over next 10 years using current technology.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:47 Source

The increasing focus on tackling violence against women in Australia is welcome, but what about women held on Nauru in Australian detention centres? Katie Robertson explains.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:45 Source

The RET is by far Australia's most successful policy for reducing carbon emissions, but polluters have a vested interest in seeing it fail.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:44 Source

Right now, Volkswagen's reputation lies in tatters. Greenwashing would be putting it mildly. How could it have gone so wrong?

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:41 Source

New study says that pledges made for the Paris climate conference will miss the 2°C goal by a big margin. The reductions will steer the world towards a 3.5°C outcome, but may provide a window to enable major polluters to catch up.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:26 Source

Despite a mountain of transgressions – including spying on a federal senator – Transfield somehow got a new contract. Antony Loewenstein takes up the story.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:23 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Telegraphs’s Ambrose Evans-Pritchard last week wrote a detailed post arguing that with the demographic ‘sweet spot’ vanishing, the global economy will soon face labour shortages that will finally wrestle power back from the owners of capital, ending the “deflationary super-cycle”: Workers of the world are about to get their revenge. Owners

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:18 Source

Greens leader Richard di Natale has unveiled a policy proposing a levy on coal miners to pay for mine site rehabilitation and retraining of workers.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:13 Source

Poor old Stevie J and his AFR advice yesterday – that it is too late to sell miners – lasted about 12 hours. For those bottom-feeders looking to buy, think again. We are the verge of something not seen in Australia in over 100 years and if you want to play with that possibility then you need

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:03 Source

Coalition softens stance on CEFC and ARENA, as Hunt says investments could include emerging wind technologies.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:58 Source

China knows the smart money is on renewables, and not just because of climate change.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:55 Source

Sinatra turned 100 this year. And he hangs over the memory of those who saw him in the flesh (this writer included) like the tender ghost of a Christmas, an autumn, a year when the going was good, and the small town girls were easy and Noo York untried but beckoning.

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