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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:40 Source

The virus loves SloMo. Via News: National cabinet meets again this morning to discuss further lockdown measures to fight the spread of coronavirus, with New South Wales prepared to bring in tougher rules as early as this weekend. NSW’s Chief Medical Officer says it will take at least a week for experts to gauge the

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:20 Source

If you want to be the sub-alterns of Great Southern Canton then expect to be treated like it. Via Domain: A second Chinese property company based in Sydney flew more than 80 tonnes of medical supplies on a corporate jet to Wuhan in late February, at the time coronavirus was devastating the regional city. “The

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:00 Source

By Chris Becker  Stimulus packages are pumping air into the carcass that is the dead cat like a bagpipe, with Wall Street rallying on hopes that the cheques from Congress will save the next quarterly earnings bell. The fact that initial jobless claims came in at over 3 million was swept under the rug, as

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:00 Source

Iron ore prices for March 26, 2020: We’re waiting out the shifts in supply and demand. Roughly 80mt of supply is offline as South Africa shuts, joining Vale’s closures. But, Chinese iron ore output was running at 140mt before the virus. It’s a lot easier to shut a mine than it is a blast furnace

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THE BLOT REPORT Friday, March 27, 2020 - 08:27 Source

In Australia, by far the
largest single group of people whose source of COVID-19 infection is known, are
those infected during overseas travel1. We have known this ever
since the pandemic reached these shores some months ago. However, today, March
26th, 2020, at Sydney airport, people were cheek by jowl waiting to
go through customs; no social distancing; but with symptom checks; and the
urging of arrivals to self-isolate for two weeks. When staff of Australian Border
Force were queried about the lack of social distancing, they replied that it

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Renew Economy Friday, March 27, 2020 - 08:21 Source

AEMO report indicates delays to roll out of renewables could set back the grid's low-carbon transition and force it to lean more heavily on costly and polluting gas.

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 07:29 Source

DXY took a belting last night: The Australian dollar roared everywhere: Gold still couldn’t break out: Oil was crushed again: Dirt bounced a bit: Same with miners: EM stocks launched: Gimme some dat junk: Bonds were well bid: Stocks to the moon! Westpac has the wrap: Event Wrap Coronavirus update: Latest WHO data, via the

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, March 27, 2020 - 07:00 Source

Feel like a break from all the bad news? Well here we are, the AIMN writers and regular commenters on those articles, spending plenty of time at home. We are all part of the AIMN community, commenters and writers both . As a Voice from the Serf Hovel type of writer I sprout up now…

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Poll Bludger Friday, March 27, 2020 - 04:32 Source

Two polls find the Liberal National Party opposition struggling in Queensland's two state by-elections. Also: a quick look at the lord mayoral and council elections in Brisbane.

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 00:15 Source

Atlas Advisors Australia has wasted no time in using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to lobby the Morrison Government to open the floodgates to Significant Investor Visas (SIV) – affectionately known as “Golden Ticket Visas”: About $100 million could provide a lifeline for start-ups and emerging companies crippled by the coronavirus if applications under

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 00:10 Source

In the week ended 26 March 2020, the CoreLogic 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, rose another 0.13%: The rise in values was broad-based, with every major capital increasing in value: So far in March, dwelling values have risen by 0.72%, with all major capitals rising: Quarterly dwelling

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MacroBusiness Friday, March 27, 2020 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Coronavirus is the ultimate proof that the world can no longer afford to ignore tax havens – Eureporter Why ending social distancing early will not revive the economy – Project Syndicate The coronavirus outbreak is a stark reminder of the divide that exists in countries without universal healthcare, like

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Club Troppo Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 23:51 Source

Since we’re blogging the next crisis, I thought now was a good time to reheat the blogging of the last one. intriguing to think of all the changes, and in many ways how much steam has gone out of blogging, and yet how resilient it has been when we need it! Enjoy!

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Club Troppo Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 23:34 Source

The mass hysteria of the corona crisis is raging, with the resulting self-isolation of whole economies and populations. The loss seems greater with every new forecast on the economic collapse than I initially thought, and the benefit of imprisoning and terrorizing the population smaller than I initially thought, leading courageous little Sweden to forego these options.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 19:00 Source

By Ad astra   No sooner had I completed a piece titled: How would YOU revive the economy? than it became redundant. A quick glance through it will show why it dated so rapidly. Like me, do you ponder why it took the dramatic events of recent days, of which you are all well aware, to bring about…

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Harrangue Man Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 18:28 Source

I went riding in my short shorts—only as a fat, bearded and balding middle-aged man that was not sexy; it's sordid. On that ride in the short shorts I initially went along the pathways presuming that people I'd meet would step off the path six feet for social distance to allow me to speed through. No. That did not happen. Not once. It was as if this COVID shit wasn't happening. I later read an article that said even if you speed through a sneeze cloud it's still going to get on you. So running or riding is no resistance. I went out today, this time in deeply normal pants that have no sexiness about them.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 17:02 Source

The Democratic establishment is deriving some delusionary cheer from it. The line of candidates for the presidential nomination has thinned, many falling out and proceeding, suicidally, to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden. The case of Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard is particularly telling. At points, she has spoken with sober detachment on the US imperium.…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 17:00 Source

A very mixed day here in Asia with most stock markets in retreat mode after what was a stellar start to the Trading Week. The US Congress is set to pass the Senate’s stimulus package on Friday, as traders and indeed everyone watches the growing death toll and case load of COVID-19 let loose in

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:40 Source

A silent, still night on Darwin Jetty … fishing … it wasn’t my idea of an eventful evening, but Bernie wanted to fish … and after “fishing” him out of the local lock-up the last night, I presume the last thing he wanted was another “eventful evening”. I won’t go into the details of Bernie’s…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:40 Source

Today we look at the at the credit fallout of Coronavirus. What is the nature of this financial crisis? Is it over or does it have further to run? What is the role of banks and central banks? What are the implications for assets? All of these questions and more answered today by MB Fund’s

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Your Democracy Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:35 Source

nature   Nature Adorning the Three Graces (painted between 1613 and 1615) is also known as Nature and Her Followers.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:20 Source

With unemployment set to rockets and households all over the nation facing falling disposable income, Australia’s private schools are facing a big drop-off in enrolments and fee revenue: The Association of Independent Schools in NSW, which represents 33 per cent of all independent school students in Australia, said COVID-19 coming on top of the bushfires

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:17 Source

Solar Energy Panels Detail - optimisedA 200MW solar and battery project that faced delays due to Coronavirus restrictions has gained special passage through the local council approval process.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:14 Source

Tesla big battery lifts earnings by one third in 2019, as well as reducing costs to consumers and playing key role in keeping the lights on.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:07 Source

Do the members of the Coalition government not realise what idiots they appear to be when they announce a decision and, within 24 hours, amend that decision? Act first and think later is not a good look in a crisis! What is abundantly clear, in all the current goings on, is that those making the…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:00 Source

The ABS has released household wealth data for the December quarter of 2019, which revealed a big lift in wealth driven by property: Household wealth Household net worth (wealth) increased $360.9b (3.3%) in December quarter 2019 driven by a $382.8b increase in total assets. This was partly offset by a $21.8b increase in total liabilities.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:50 Source

Via GMA: “Strong balance sheet”…and hilarity ensues. Last time I looked it was leveraged 307x capital to insurance in force. I predict that within six months this business will be the hands of the government and be channeling fantastic quantities of your taxpayer dollars into backdoor bailouts for the banks making good on insolvent premiums.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:46 Source

electric kona towingA Hyundai Kona electric with towbar has successfully completed a test run towing a newly-acquired camper trailer.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:45 Source

Neoen says delays at Bulgana wind and storage facility not fully covered by liquidated damages, and it will start to suffer some financial pain soon.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:40 Source

From The ABS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the results of the first Business Impacts of COVID-19 survey as part of a series of additional product releases over the coming months to help measure the economic impact of coronavirus. This release provides information on the prevalence and nature of adverse impacts from

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