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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 09:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen Over the weekend, the poster boy for the globalist ‘Fake Left’, Greg Jericho, penned a spurious article in The Guardian spruiking Phil Lowe’s debunked immigration propaganda and claiming that Australia’s mass immigration ‘Big Australia’ policy was not contributing to weaker wages growth: Low wages growth, congestion, poor schooling, crime – pretty

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:17 Source

By Chris Becker Last night saw a mild reversal in sentiment over the ongoing emerging markets risks, with US stocks ending slightly higher as USD continued its appreciation against most of the undollars. German 2Q GDP came in a little lower than expected, with the ZEW sentiment survey also remaining negative, but slightly improving as

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 06:57 Source

Via the AFR: The nation appears headed for an election over emissions reductions and power prices after a majority of Coalition MPs endorsed the National Energy Guarantee and set the scene for a showdown with Labor. …Last night, the states, which must pass separate legislation to establish the mechanism for the NEG but were awaiting

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 05:58 Source

DXY is off to the races. CNY held and EUR is cooked: The Australian dollar tumbled again versus developed markets (DM): And emerging markets (EM): Gold held on: Oil didn’t: Nor base metals: Big miners are breaking down: EM stocks sank fingernails into the clifftop: EM junk bounced: Treasuries were sold: Bunds too: Italy is

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 05:57 Source

That is, it crashes with risk as the USD climbs, which makes sense since it really is just an effusion of liquidity: My God that is one ugly bearish descending triangle! And let us not forget that BTC is the strongest of the cryptos: Long way down yet for this little ponzi.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 00:20 Source

By Leith van Onselen After Melbourne yesterday lost its bogus title of “most liveable city”, Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, offered a rare dose of honesty on the primary reason why: Calling Melbourne a “victim of its own success,” Mayor Capp said the city’s growth had made it harder to meet the liveability criteria. “You have

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 00:05 Source

Spot down. Paper down. Steel up. The last time steel was at these prices iron ore was trading at $180. Output is astonishing: Texture from Reuters: Mills in the world’s top steel producer churned out 81.24 million tonnes of crude steel last month, up 1.3 percent from June and 7.2 percent from the same month

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 00:01 Source

By Leith van Onselen SQM Research has released its rental vacancy series for July, which revealed a 0.1% fall in the national vacancy rate over the month and a 0.2% decline over the year: Over the year, decreases in vacancies were recorded in Adelaide (-0.5%), Perth (-1.2%), Brisbane (-0.7%) and Canberra (-0.3%), whereas increases were

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Elon Musk’s Tweet on Taking Tesla Private Surprised Even Its Board – NY Times Update on Taking Tesla Private – Tesla Elon Musk’s Funding for Tesla Wasn’t So Secure – Bloomberg Musk’s Belated Explanation Is Unlikely to Get SEC Off His Back – Bloomberg Musk Tweets He’s Working With Silver

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Harrangue Man Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 23:28 Source

This time the pen was dropped within a near pristine male toilet environment and it fell onto tiles under the sinks which were many feet from the urinal. "Still, don't chew that," I thought, reflecting on the last pen dropped on a toilet floor and which remained unchewed by me and then disposed of.Yeah, I chewed it. I remembered not to chew it after 40 minutes of chewing. So the ship well sailed on avoiding masticating something from a toilet floor---but I did stop chewing when I remembered.Just sensational effort.Well played, pen.

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Your Democracy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 19:26 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 17:50 Source

It’s not every day that Malcolm can say that the party room agrees with him. In fact, judging by the way he was gloating today, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s a pretty rare occurence. Well, at least Mr Turnbull kept his promise about not being prepared to lead a party that wasn’t…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 16:18 Source

The fallout from the Turkish crisis continues here in Asia with stocks mixed across the region. Japanese and Australian markets lifted but Chinese shares continued to selloff as the Yuan depreciates against USD again and the trifecta retail sales/FAI/industrial production prints disappointed slightly. The Shanghai Composite is currently down 0.5% going into the close at 2771 points,

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:12 Source

Smart Energy Council counts eight "lies" told by the federal energy minister in his Sunday ABC TV interview – and fact-checks them all.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:12 Source

Smart Energy Council counts eight "lies" told by the federal energy minister in his Sunday ABC TV interview – and fact-checks them all.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:56 Source

Turnbull says he would welcome new coal generator, and prepares to fight Labor on emissions.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:56 Source

Turnbull says he would welcome new coal generator, and prepares to fight Labor on emissions.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:40 Source

Macquarie snaps up Conergy solar team and portfolio to deepen its interest in battery storage.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:40 Source

Macquarie snaps up Conergy solar team and portfolio to deepen its interest in battery storage.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:12 Source

 TritiumStudy suggests 40 million EV charging points may be built globally within the next 12 years.  But in China, they may have built too many chargers too soon.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:12 Source

Study suggests 40 million EV charging points may be built globally within the next 12 years.  But in China, they may have built too many chargers too soon.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:02 Source

Remarkable news: The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has sought industry feedback on potential approaches to adjust the capital framework for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) to make capital ratios more transparent, comparable and flexible. The prospective approaches are outlined in a discussion paper released today for industry consultation. The approaches would not change the amount

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:55 Source

Chinese July data is out and the overall message is a clear slowing, especially in the building economy with fixed asset investment slumping to 5.5%, industrial production at 6% and retail sales at 8.8%: But real estate sales have turned and are still rising steadily year to date: Year on year took off, perhaps on

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:50 Source

Comedy, Boris Johnson, and the Tories – these three share a certain comforting, if chaotic affinity, lobbed together in some nightmarish union that risks consuming itself. But times are serious – profoundly so, we are told: Brexit exercises the nerves as if Britannia were a patient about to expire, and there is the cultural irritation…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:28 Source

Coalition MPs vote for NEG designed to stop wind, solar and battery investments, while Turnbull hails possibility of a new coal fired generator to provide "baseload" power.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:28 Source

Coalition MPs vote for NEG designed to stop wind, solar and battery investments, while Turnbull hails possibility of a new coal fired generator to provide "baseload" power.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:19 Source

It’s done: How confident are businesses? The business confidence index ticked up 1pt to +7 index points in July and remains around average. How did business conditions fare? The business conditions index fell 2pts to +12 index points following an unchanged outcome in June. Conditions remain well above the long-run average of +6 but have

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:01 Source

By Leith van Onselen Statistics New Zealand has released it’s June quarter population estimates, which shows that New Zealand’s population is fast approaching 5 million people, increasing by 92,000 (1.9%) over the past year to 4.89 million: As usual, this growth has been driven by mass immigration, which added 65,000 in the year to June:

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:38 Source

Brisbane-based EV charger maker Tritium has notched up some pretty significant installs lately, but this one is perhaps the coolest.

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Renew Economy Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:38 Source

Brisbane-based EV charger maker Tritium has notched up some pretty significant installs lately, but this one is perhaps the coolest.

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