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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 16:19 Source

By Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets The theme of increased volatility continues in spades and there is still much in the way of macro headwinds for investors and traders to navigate through over the next two weeks. Surely the easy money has been made on a number of assets, with German bund yields […]

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Renew Economy Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 15:00 Source

New research shows cumulative subsidies to coal and nuclear are each double that of renewables in Germany, and adding nearly a third to household costs.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:59 Source

Former US vice president and climate campaigner Al Gore confident global climate change agreement will be struck in Paris, noting that even traditional laggards are acting.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:59 Source

Cooking on gas could be unpalatable when the bill arrives. It is time to think of alternatives.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:58 Source

Electricity networks have spotted a pile of solar owners' cash on the floor and have figured out how to covertly take it from under their noses.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:58 Source

When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:57 Source

Even the world's biggest fossil fuel producers recognise that solar is winning the cost war. In the next two years, solar costs will fall even further - as much as 40 per cent. Here's how.

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The Tally Room Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:30 Source

Townsville1-2PPTownsville is a marginal LNP seat in north Queensland, covering the Townsville city centre and the suburbs of Castle Hill, Garbutt, Mount Louisa and Bohle, as well as Magnetic Island and Palm Island.

The LNP’s John Hathaway won the seat in 2012 with a 9.7% swing, and now holds the seat by a 4.8% margin.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 13:54 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 13:10 Source

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 13:03 Source

The Australian Human Rights Commission's President has acted responsibly and properly in her handling of the Basikbasik matter, according to 25 Australian legal academics.*

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:45 Source

In a letter sent to (and apparently ignored by) The Australian Newspaper, the group accuse Triggs' critics of misunderstanding her role.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:35 Source

A private submission to government on the profitability of one of the nation’s largest coal mines raises some troubling questions for investors. Thom Mitchell reports.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:28 Source

Next week could be a doozy for markets. From Reuters: Greece’s anti-bailout opposition party Syriza appears to be gaining momentum with less than a week before Sunday’s snap election, moving further ahead of the co-ruling conservatives in three separate opinion polls. Syriza, which wants to renegotiate a chunk of Greek debt and end austerity measures, […]

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:03 Source

(From Dali)

I’m quite sure that it would be inaccurate to describe what follows as a review of the 2014 film by Abel Ferrara. In the first place, I believe the profession of film critic requires specific talents and crafts I lack, and secondly I was motivated to put down my observations and reactions for purposes other than evaluating the performances of those involved in its creation. Primarily, those purposes are freedom of expression and the abuse of power.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:02 Source

From The Authority: Pilbara Ports Authority has reopened the ports of Port Hedland and Dampier at 5am (AWST) this morning, Tuesday 20 January 2015. The port of Port Hedland was officially closed for 10 hours. The port of Dampier was officially closed for 17 hours. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + […]

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The Tally Room Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:00 Source

Logan1-2PPLogan is a marginal LNP seat on the southern fringe of the Brisbane area, covering a number of suburbs in the City of Logan, specifically Browns Plains, Regents Park, Heritage Park, Park Ridge, Munruben and Logan Village.

The LNP’s Michael Pucci won Logan in 2012, with an 18.7% swing. Pucci now holds the seat by a 4.8% margin.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:38 Source

From Alliance Bernstein via the AFR comes some sense: Alliance’s senior economist for the Asia-Pacific region, Guy Bruten, said in a note to clients that the “long shadow of the commodity price bust” remains the key theme for the Australian economy, and said the impacts from price falls would be a “multi-year affair”. “…there are implications […]

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:21 Source

A year or so ago there were no obvious parallels that could be drawn between the He-Man PM, Tony Abbott and the Nerdlinger in the…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:14 Source

  The 2015 edition of Demographia is out. The 2015 11th Annual Edition … The 11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 378 metropolitan markets in nine countries (Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States).  A total of 86 major metropolitan markets — with more than 1,000,000 population — are […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:03 Source

The second of the quarterly production reports out today is from Atlas Iron: THE ATLAS BUSINESS  Globally competitive costs, costs continuing to fall and targeting lower end of FY15 guidance  Normalised EBITDA^ YTD is approximately breakeven, despite challenging market conditions  North Pilbara mine development now complete  Stable production and shipping volumes, […]

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The Tally Room Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:15 Source

Ipswich1-2PPIpswich is a marginal LNP seat covering parts of the Ipswich area to the south-west of Brisbane, specifically the Ipswich central business district, Woodend, Booval, Newtown, Eastern Heights, Raceview, Churchill, Yamanto and parts of Bundamba.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:07 Source

From Bloxo today comes the endlessly deferred rate hike, originally planned for H2 2014: We now expect next week’s Q4 CPI inflation (due on 28 January) to print at 1.7% y-o-y (previously 1.9%); we revise down our 2015 CPI forecast to 1.9% (previously 2.4%)* Underlying inflation is likely to be less affected, with the trimmed […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:57 Source

From Forexlive: ANZ Roy Morgan weekly Consumer Sentiment, for the week ended January 18 …113.6 prior was 112 Up 1.4% on the week Now around its around its long-run average ANZ commentary on the data: Says there is often a temporary seasonal uplift in confidence in January (note that this data is not seasonally adjusted) […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:45 Source

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:45 Source

Some of the shine has come off the stellar reputation of the new Indonesian president, writes Jarni Blakkarly.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:44 Source

Future transport: what can we learn from New Zealand?

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:39 Source

It’s often said that if you don’t know history, you are cursed to repeat it. Consumer health advocate Martyn Goddard has been around long enough to remember the last time that doctors were up in arms and marching in the streets against a...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:31 Source

Last week a proposed decrease in the Medicare rebate went down, not so much in a blaze of glory as with a whimper of “confusion”. The minister responsible for the changes, Peter Dutton has also moved on, leaving behind the accolade...

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Popular Science Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 08:52 Source

A new site is attempting to put the enthusiasm and knowledge of amateur archeologists and historians to work on current archeological projects, with the help and guidance of professional academics.

MicroPasts, a joint project of University College London, the British Museum, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is a new hybrid site combining citizen science and crowdfunding under one umbrella.

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