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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:40 Source

In today’s webinar (12:30 pm AEST, Thursday 12th December), hear from MB Fund’s Head of Investment Damien Klassen, Tim Fuller, as well as Economist and Hon. Prof. of the University College of London, Steve Keen as they discuss “Dodging the Debt Disaster” Topics this week include credit creation and its limits, weighing up its pro’s

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:20 Source

Martin North from Digital Finance Analytics talks mortgage statistics with FreshCanvas. They argue that auction clearance rates can be manipulated and of questionable reliability. My view is that CoreLogic’s series, whose sample is much more robust than Domain’s, is the best short-term indicator for house prices. And this is reflected in the strong correlation between

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:18 Source

There’s been a lot of smoke hysteria lately with people trying to push an agenda just because there’s a little bit of smoke in Sydney. It’s always been smoky in Sydney and before all those cigarette restrictions came in, we’d go days without seeing across the harbour. That’s why there are no photos of the…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00 Source

Via Brad Setser at Follow the Money: One central question facing the global economy is how much of the slowdown in global trade can be attributed to Trump’s tariffs, and how much, well, is a function of a global economy that doesn’t always revolve around Trump—And my guess is that the slowdown in trade stems

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00 Source

By Europaeus * Continued from Part 2 ‘White America’ Manifesti Reading El Paso’s manifesto may help to understand ‘the reasoning’ behind the attack. This is what Crusius wrote: “The Inconvenient Truth About Me In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 09:20 Source

Via COMMSEC comes one positive sign:  To get a gauge on the luxury vehicle market, CommSec tracks the sales of 17 luxury marques: Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari, Hummer, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lotus, McLaren, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Morgan, Porsche and Rolls Royce.  Sales of luxury marques hit peak levels of 106,658 units

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 09:20 Source

Iron ore charts for December 11, 2019: Spot up. Paper down. Steel has not updated. Westpac has a nice summry for 2020: Iron ore pushed higher through the first half of the year hitting a peak of US$126/t in July due to the Vale Brumadinho mine disaster. From August a recovery in supply, and softer

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 09:20 Source

You wouldn’t be her for quids. She was far too young to know what she was getting into. On the one hand she’s up in lights: On the other hand, she’s now being blamed by the child abusive right for everything from polio to the death of god. My own view is that Greta is

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 09:00 Source

By Chris Becker  Last night saw the release of the latest US CPI print which nudged slightly higher, sending stocks higher as well but following that the FOMC decided to keep rates on hold which put stock futures into a little tizzy. Expect some mild drops on the open here in Asia, with the resulting

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 07:09 Source

DXY fell last night as EUR rose: The Australian dollar blasted off to the moon: Gold firmed: Oil fell: Metals are now chasing the rally: Miners up and away: Plus EM stocks: And junk: Bonds were bid everywhere: Except Australia, go figure: Stocks eked out a gain: Westpac has the wrap: Event Wrap The US Federal

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The Tally Room Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 07:00 Source

This episode is all about the March 2020 election for Brisbane City Council, the most populous council in Australia. Ben is joined by Alexis Pink from 4ZZZ’s Pineapple Rebellion to discuss the context and some of the key wards.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 06:56 Source

The new Zero SR/F. Source: Zero MotorcyclesAfter seven years as an electric bike owner, I went out and bought a second hand petrol machine. Then I remembered there are 26 times as many parts in the fuel system.

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Your Democracy Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 06:38 Source

World-renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek has emerged as the latest high-profile target in the fight against perceived anti-Semitism in the UK, for a moment there moving aside the usual suspect, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Your Democracy Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 06:14 Source

time   Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who inspired a global movement to fight climate change, has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.

The 16-year-old is the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine in a tradition that started in 1927.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 00:10 Source

The best single measure of how the Australian economy is travelling is not real gross domestic product (GDP), but real domestic final demand (DFD), which is the sum of “government final consumption expenditure, household final consumption expenditure, private gross fixed capital formation and the gross fixed capital formation of public corporations and general government”. Australia’s

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 00:09 Source

Last week’s national accounts release for the September quarter revealed that Australia’s FIRE economy – Finance, Insurance and Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services – has shrunk relative to the Australian economy, falling to 11.6% from a peak of 11.8%: This follows more than 30-years of explosive growth since financial markets were first deregulated in

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 00:08 Source

The latest quarterly dwelling price results for Sydney shows that values are rising at around 6.4%, which is equivalent to the peaks experienced during the 2015 and 2017 booms: Indeed, since bottoming in May 2019, Sydney dwelling values have surged by around 8.5%. While Sydney’s dwelling values are booming, the same cannot be said for

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 00:03 Source

AEMO says south west Queensland and South Australia deliver lowest cost solar, while Tasmania has the lowest cost wind resource.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 00:02 Source

Australia will need at least 30GW of new wind and solar capacity to replace expected coal generator retirements, over the next two decades, and up to 47GW in the case of a "step change" scenario.

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Renew Economy Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 00:01 Source

legal angus taylor investigation - optimised policeNew analysis raises questions over legitimacy of Australia's 'Kyoto carryover' plans, with ClimateAnalytics challenging its legal and moral justifications.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: ‘Everything Is Not Fine’: Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP – Common Dreams Fed QE4 could happen before year end, Credit Suisse says – CNBC Chevron to Take $11 Billion Writedown Amid Weak Gas Prices – Bloomberg Americas: The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated

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THE BLOT REPORT Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 17:35 Source

New South Wales
Environment Minister, Matt Kean, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation “We
are in the middle of the worst drought in living memory; this is the second
hottest year on record … Yesterday, smoke was causing some of the worst air
pollution in Sydney that we’ve ever seen – this is climate change”. Of course,
the people in the government who have previously been staunch climate change deniers
came out to damp down such talk. The chief idiot of the National Party, Michael
McCormack piped up and said “Certainly, climate change is a factor, there is no

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 17:00 Source

Japanese stocks tread water today as other markets leaped ahead on the news that the Twit-in-Chief may delay the upcoming December 15 tariffs, although currency markets were relatively stable as were gold and Bitcoin. The Shanghai Composite closed nearly 0.3% higher to 2924, building above the 2900 point level it broke on Friday, while the

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Renew Economy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 16:49 Source

Recent study shows electric vehicles emit less carbon emissions than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles even when charged off a largely coal-powered grid.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 16:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini   5. Our mate: Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti The play From the mid-1990s to around 2006 the Australian Government, some statutory authorities and public service were implicated in attempts to subvert the United Nations Oil-for-Food programme. Australia’s major involvement revolved around a former statutory body – The Australian Wheat Board and eventually the…

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Renew Economy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 15:49 Source

COP25 Madrid climate talks kyoto carryover Angus Taylor 2 - optimisedAustralia's zero for climate policy is well earned, because even its own projections show little in the way of real emission reductions from the Coalition government.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 15:35 Source

zero Angus Taylor National Energy Summit AFR Sydney - optimisedInternational think tank gives Australia a zero for national climate policy as Taylor avoids mentioning the bushfires in his address to COP25 in Madrid.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 15:00 Source

He’s as persistent as he is horrifying. Gottiboff today: Queensland ALP Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk must be enjoying exposing weaknesses of the “new Labor” policies of Victorian ALP Premier Daniel Andrews. Queensland’s Senex has signed a contracts to supply its recently-discovered Surat basin coal gas to CSR’s Brisbane brick and plasterboard operation, as well as packaging

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 14:40 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its Births 2018 survey, which recorded a 1.9% rise in births to a record high 315,147 in 2018: With the median age of parents also rising to a record high 31.4 years (mothers) and 33.5 years (fathers): At the same time, Australia’s fertility rate remains at a

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Renew Economy Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 14:21 Source

The second half of 2019 has seen a healthy improvement in prices in Victoria and NSW energy efficiency markets, despite a shock expansion in one state.

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