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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, January 22, 2021 - 06:00 Source

Amid the trumped-up support of Donald Trump, you might remember the time he made some lewd comments, on a recording, about women. The one where he mentioned grabbing them by the p#ssy. At the time, his running partner Mike Pence said “I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.” After that episode, he continued to…

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 22, 2021 - 00:20 Source

Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do, at AFR: Andrew Forrest contracted the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus while globe-hopping in pursuit of renewable energy projects for his Fortescue Metals Group and spent several days in a Swiss hospital receiving high-level care. Why is Australia’s richest man risking life and limb flying around

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 22, 2021 - 00:10 Source

In the week ended 21 January 2021, the CoreLogic 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, rose another 0.15%: It was the 14th straight weekly rise. All major markets recorded value rises: So far in January, dwelling values have risen by 0.26%, with the three smaller capitals recording strong

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 22, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Gold rises due to US stimulus expectations – Guardian Mag S&P 500 rises to all-time high ahead of Biden’s inauguration, Netflix leads Nasdaq to a record – CNBC Inflation Is Coming. That Might Even Be a Problem. – Bloomberg Risk of ‘lost generation’ amid global asset bubbles and debt

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 23:20 Source

The union which oversees its member journalists and others involved with media and creative arts in Australia has issued a list of concerns in conjunction with two major media reform-related actions, less than a fortnight away from the federal Parliament convening for the first time in 2021. The Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance (MEAA), in…

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Harrangue Man Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 23:08 Source

 Yay.

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THE BLOT REPORT Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 22:28 Source
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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 21:49 Source

As you know, I don’t much hold with poetry, but damn this was some some kickarse word-poeming.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 17:30 Source

Share markets are rising in co-ordination following the Biden inauguration, with risk appetite soaring overnight, with the USD in full retreat as gold and silver is breaking out to new highs. The latest numberwang saw the Aussie dollar reach new highs, but Bitcoin is slowly deflating however, again selling off throughout the session to be

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 17:29 Source

Unsurprisingly, there are those here in Australia who are mourning the departure of this enigma of American politics. Why? Trump was neither a leader or a politician. At best, he was an enigmatic cult figure. All this very weird defense for a president who not only failed in every aspect of his own expectations, he…

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Renew Economy Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 15:12 Source

Kogan Creek Power Station landscape - optimisedAustralia's largest ever energy class action, brought against two Queensland government owned power companies, starts Federal Court action.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 14:20 Source

The population ponziteers are at it again, this time warning that the US is facing “underpopulation” because its birth rate has fallen to a 35 year low: The U.S. birth rate in 2019 fell to its lowest level in 35 years, well below the requisite 2.1 babies per woman required to sustain our population through

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Renew Economy Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 14:16 Source

Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted makes final investment decision to proceed with development of a renewable hydrogen demonstration project p

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Renew Economy Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 14:05 Source

electric bus actThe ACT government outlines a $307 million, five-year spend on new clean energy measures, including batteries, rooftop solar and electric vehicles.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 14:00 Source

Subscription video-on-demand giant Netflix has advised that it gained more than 8.5 million global subscribers in the December quarter and 37 million during 2020. Netflix finished the 2020 calendar year with 203.7 million customers worldwide. It also reported revenue of $US6.64 billion for the December quarter, compared with $US5.45 billion for the same period in

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Renew Economy Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 13:54 Source

hydro tas pumped hydro battery nation wide view of strathgordon dam in tasmania - optimised 1200A “virtual storage" contract between Hydro Tasmania and two buyers – Macquarie Group and Shell-owned ERM Power – heralds the arrival of new game-changing energy market tools.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 13:40 Source

Via GaveKal: US equity valuations are stretched. On pretty much whatever valuation measure you care to look at, whether EV/EBITDA, price to earnings, price to cash flow, price to book or dividend yield, US equity markets are somewhere between their 90th and 99th percentile. At the same time, sentiment and technical indicators are signaling that

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 13:20 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released its labour force report for December, which registered a 0.2% fall in the official unemployment rate to 6.6% of a 0.4% increase in jobs: Full-time jobs rose by 35,700 and part-time employment rose by 14,300: The participation rate rose another 0.06% to 66.16%: Total employment has rebounded

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 13:00 Source

From yesterday but Westpac was late to get it out: • The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell by 4.5% to 107 in January from 112.0 in December. A pull back in the Index was to be expected. Since the last survey in the second week of December we have seen domestic border closures;

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:40 Source

Via News: Aussie great Mark Waugh further muddied the debate by declaring a return to Smith is the only replacement option for Australia — should Paine lose the faith of selectors. “If he’s not captain, who are the choices? That’s the issue,” Waugh said, according to The Daily Telegraph. “If there was a standout candidate I

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:20 Source

Industry Super Australia (ISA) continues to lobby the federal government to increase the superannuation guarantee (SG), arguing that if the super rate increase was abandoned, it would “heap pressure on the pension”: ISA said it was vital the legislated increases in the superannuation guarantee – from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent of wages

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:01 Source

One only gets into the submarine procurement business to spite government treasurers and economic managers. Efficiency and effectuality are bonus additions, but hardly necessary. Witness the evolving disaster that is Australia’s SEA 1000 Future Submarine program, won by France’s DCNS, now Naval Group, in 2016. From the start, this seemed an audaciously peculiar choice. Australia…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:00 Source

Via the AFR: In comments that would be reassuring to the Morrison government, incoming Secretary of State Tony Blinken described the revitalisation of America’s core alliances as “force multipliers of our influence around the world” and would seek to stop China setting the rules and norms for the 21st century. “I think, as we’re thinking

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:00 Source

In today’s investment webinar (LIVE 12:30pm AEST), MB Fund’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith and Head of Advice Tim Fuller ask the million dollar question: Will Biden cause Market boom or market bust? President Joe plans to begin immediately unwinding his predecessor’s policies on immigration, climate and other issues on

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Renew Economy Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:59 Source

Despite big wins for Democrats, the most conservative within the party have the power to hold back action. Just like Australia's opposition.

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Renew Economy Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:58 Source

President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:47 Source

The ABS has released its labour market report for December, which shows a strong increase in jobs as well as a 0.2% decline in the headline unemployment rate to 6.6%: Key statistics Seasonally adjusted estimates for December 2020: Unemployment rate decreased to 6.6%. Participation rate increased to 66.2%. Employment increased to 12,910,800. Employment to population

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:40 Source

Via FTAlphaville:  It’s not often you come across a chart that makes you immediately spit your peppermint tea out, copy and paste the link, and send it to all your finance banter WhatsApp groups (soon to be Signal, obvs). So it is with great pleasure that we present to you the below from Jim Bianco

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MacroBusiness Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:20 Source

Via BofA: A unique feature of the COVID shock is its highly unequal impact on goods versusservicesspending. •Normally fiscal stimulus causes a surge in both goods and servicesspending; in thiscycle services spending could not respond. •The combination of aggressive fiscal stimulus and constraints on spending hascreated a massive surge in“excess”saving. •The recent actual and proposed

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:04 Source

As Scott Morrison plays to a Queensland audience to launch his government’s supposed “gas led recovery”, absent is any mention of climate change, the environment, water and biodiversity.  Which is hardly surprising since they patently don’t give a toss about such things. In June last year, the Australian National Audit Office published their findings on…

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