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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:20 Source

CoreLogic has released its full dwelling value results for November, with values nationally rising 1.3% over the month and 22.2% year-on-year: Australia’s regions led the way, recording 2.2% growth in November versus 1.1% growth across the capital cities. Over the year, the regions recorded 25.2% growth versus 21.3% growth across the capital cities. Commenting on

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:00 Source

The ferrous complex is inhaling deeply on the crack pipe again as spot and paper hold while steel firms: The state of iron ore commentary in the press today is embarrassing. Just because some company says something doesn’t make it true. Indeed it usually means the opposite is likely: Vale said on Tuesday it would

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 09:30 Source

Another COVID correction is brewing on risk markets with dead cat bounces on Wall Street falling over due to Fed Chair Powell’s comments on fast tracking the taper despite short term concerns over the Omicron variant. European shares joined in on the selling again, while bond markets jumped around especially on the short end but

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 09:30 Source

The problem is, when your entire personality is a lie, all you can do is lie. Behold the Liar from the Shire: State and territory leaders have agreed to hold the line and not reimpose lockdowns, further quarantine or border restrictions in response to the Omicron variant as Scott Morrison urged people not to be

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 09:20 Source

Victoria has recorded another 1179 new COVID cases and six deaths: By comparison, NSW recorded 251 new cases and zero deaths: Daily cases spiked across both jurisdictions – a common occurrence mid-week: Active cases are also rising again in Victoria, but are tracking sideways in NSW: More importantly, hospitalisations have fallen sharply across both states:

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 09:00 Source

DXY was all over the place last night as Omicron wrestled with an increasingly hawkish FOMC: The Australian dollar was weka on the crosses but desperate traders saved it from a bowel shaking new low against USD: Oil is falling as fast as Goldman Sachs credibility: Base metals are calm by comparison: Miners are also

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Your Democracy Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 08:56 Source

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Federal parliamentarians who sexually harass staff could have their salaries withheld and be suspended from Parliament after a landmark report found a third of parliamentary staff surveyed had been victims of harassment.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 08:30 Source

Nothing to write home to mother about: Employment nowhere. Full report.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 08:05 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 07:45 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 06:00 Source

Over the past decade, one theme that has meandered its way through my writing has been how we conduct our politics, and I have sought to identify what makes for a sound representative democracy and what doesn’t. In this post, I repeat some of my concerns. Concerns that have done anything but diminish under the…

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 00:10 Source

Two preliminary schools of thought have emerged regarding to the nascent Omicron strain of the coronavirus. The optimistic view is that the Omicron strain, while very contagious, could be actually far less lethal than the Delta or earlier strains. If this is the case, then Omicron could spread rapidly among the world’s population, become the

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 00:05 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday released its dwelling approvals data for October, which revealed that apartment approvals have fallen 62% below their November 2017 peak, while detached approvals are falling from their April HomeBuilder record highs: Below are a series of charts that track approvals by housing segment in rolling annual terms nationally

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Microsoft CEO Unloads Half Of Shares For $300M – The Techee Tesla withdraws application for $1B in subsidies for German factory, Musk implies they don’t want it – Elektrek Massive inflation will likely push Fed to hike rates six times before 2024, Federated’s Phil Orlando predicts – CNBC The

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Your Democracy Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 17:12 Source

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PARIS — Perhaps France was always going to have a hard time with nonbinary pronouns. Its language is intensely gender-specific and fiercely protected by august authorities. Still, the furor provoked by a prominent dictionary’s inclusion of the pronoun “iel” has been remarkably virulent.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 17:00 Source

Dead cats are bouncing all over the place today in response to what was a tepid session in overnight stock markets with Asian shares very mixed alongside downbeat Wall Street and European futures. A run on safe havens is seeing Euro and Yen beat back the stronger USD while the Australian dollar is about to

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 16:45 Source

FT has the scoop: The chief executive of Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be much less effective at tackling Omicron than earlier strains of Covid-19 and warned it would take months before pharmaceutical companies can manufacture new variant-specific jabs at scale. Stéphane Bancel said the high number of Omicron mutations on the spike

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Your Democracy Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 15:30 Source

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Two former political heavyweights from different sides have joined forces to combat the corruption and damaging inaction of the Morrison government. 

 

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 14:48 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 14:00 Source

After a painfully slow start, Australia has become one of the world’s vaccination leaders. Currently, 85.6% of Australia’s population aged 12-plus has received two vaccine doses, with NSW (91.5%) and Victoria (89.9%) leading the way: Victoria is expected to hit 90% vaccination today, with the other jurisdictions expecting to hit that target as follows: QLD

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 14:00 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 13:30 Source

S&P Global Ratings contends that Victoria will emerge from the pandemic in the weakest financial position of all the states and territories, and will have more than triple the debt it did before the pandemic. S&P tips that the majority of the states and territories will have more than double the debt they did in

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 13:00 Source

The Victorian government has secured the support of crossbench MP Rod Barton for its controversial pandemic bill. The government has agreed to six key amendments to enable the bill to be passed before its existing state of emergency powers expire on 15 December and state parliament rises for the year. Amongst other things, orders for

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:45 Source

The ABS today released current account data for the September quarter, with Australia’s current account surplus hitting a record high $23.9 billion. The result will contribute 1.0 percentage points to the September quarter GDP, which will be released tomorrow: The current account surplus was driven by a $8.1 billion increase in the balance on goods

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Renew Economy Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:34 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:30 Source

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that dwelling approvals fell by 12.9% in October and were down 8.1% year-on-year. The fall was driven by unit approvals, which tanked 37.5%. This was partly offset by house approvals, which rose 4.3%. Over the year, houses approvals fell 3.7% whereas unit approvals fell 16.5%.

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