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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:51 Source

"Mega-mansion” built on outskirts of Byron Bay by Hollywood power couple in news again, this time for adding an appropriately massive rooftop solar system.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:40 Source

Amusing stuff today from CCP foghorn, The Global Times: Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Friday sharply criticized China for launching cyber attacks against Australia and interfering in Australia’s internal affairs, drawing a strong rebuke from China. It is an old trick of certain radical Australian politicians to make such groundless attacks against China.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:39 Source

The happy pills have soured at Martin Place: International Economic Conditions Members commenced their discussion of global economic conditions by noting that heightened policy uncertainty was affecting international trade and business investment. This had continued to be apparent in a range of indicators, including new export orders and investment intentions. Conditions in the manufacturing sector

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:20 Source

Ryan Dinse, Editor of Money Morning, has penned an article entitled “Could Tiny Homes Be the Future of Australian Housing?”, which presents “tiny homes” as a worthy replacement for the Great Australian Dream of owning a detached house on a traditional block of land: In the wake of home ownership plummeting and savvy innovators dreaming

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:00 Source

Via ANZ:  ANZ Roy Morgan index was down 1.2% last week, its second straight weekly loss – ensuring confidence remains below its long-run average.  The financial conditions subindices were positive. Current finances gained 0.2%, while future finances were up 0.7%. These small gains coming after large falls last week.  In contrast weakness

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:52 Source

Wind Farm Western Australia macquarie pipeline - optimisedWind energy could supply more than one third of global electric power demand by 2040 and save up to four million lives a year, according to new study from Siemens Gamesa.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:45 Source

Via a sad and sorry CBA: Retail spending intentions have dipped while home buying intentions remain high, according to CBA’s latest research. CBA’s Chief Economist Michael Blythe has today confirmed that household spending intentions stumbled in September after the positive lead reported last month. Nonetheless, the series also highlights some underlying improvement in spending intentions

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:41 Source

Michael E Mann IGCC investor summit - optimisedClimate expert Michael E. Mann slams climate science deniers and expresses optimism that student strikes have shifted the conversation on climate change.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:28 Source

Via Vale: Rio de Janeiro, October 14th, 2019 – Vale S.A (“Vale”) iron ore fines production and sales had a significant increase in 3Q19, as a result of the continuous progress in the resumption of operations in the Southern and Southeastern Systems and also due to the strong operational performance and shipments normalization in the

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:20 Source

Good stuff here from Martin North: This very much reminds me of the 2003 Sydney bust. The west continues to fall as the east rebounds. This will lead to stagnation in time as the “move up ladder” stalls with western households trapped in negative equity. The difference this time is that in 2003 Sydney was

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00 Source

From CoreLogic’s quarterly auction report: Over the 3 months to September 2019, the clearance rate across the combined capital cities came in at 69.9 per cent across 16,730 auctions, the strongest quarterly clearance rate seen since the June 2017 quarter (71.7 per cent). The weekly auction clearance rates have continued to improve over the September

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:46 Source

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than the combined output from power stations fired by coal, oil and gas, Carbon Brief analysis reveals. During the three months of July, August and September, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh), compared...

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:40 Source

Via the excellent Damien Boey at Credit Suisse: Our proprietary measure of the Australian credit impulse has picked up to 5.6% annualized in August, from 4.9% in July, and 4.6% in June. Importantly, the credit impulse is well off the lows we saw at the end of 2018. Indeed, the impulse is running at its

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:21 Source

The new Nissan Leaf offers us the opportunity to go electric on much longer trips and I was really excited to test out our new EV on a weekend away.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:20 Source

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced Monday an ACCC investigation into the banks not passing on interest rate cuts. I think the investigation will make a nice addition to ACCC’s bookshelf. They can file it next Rudd’s FuelWatch and Grocery Code of Conduct. The biggest question is whether the investigation is designed to be a distraction from

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:00 Source

Texture from Reuters: Benchmark Dalian iron ore and coke futures slumped more than 2% in late trade on Monday following growing concerns about demand for the steelmaking raw materials, amid China’s renewed efforts to curb pollution by restricting steel mills operations. “Traders have been wary of the impact of ongoing restrictions on steel mills in

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:00 Source

When George Brandis created a very high-paying job as a human rights commissioner to gift to Tim Wilson without any selection process, it raised many eyebrows, not least because Wilson, in his role at the IPA, had been calling for the abolition of the very organisation he was now to join. But that conundrum pales…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:39 Source

APRA solar Panel up Close - optimisedAPRA says switch to technologies like batteries, electric vehicles and solar will have largely played out by 2030, and warned of financial risk of ignoring climate change.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:21 Source

Under the Morrison Government’s proposed Religious Freedom bills, what happens when there’s a clash of religious belief? Of all the religions and faiths subscribed to in this vast nation, which freedom will take priority when head to head at the service desk of a hotel, the pharmacist’s counter, or proselytizing on social media? Whose beliefs…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 06:30 Source

DXY rebounded last night as EUR fell: The Australian dollar rolled over against DMs: EMs were even weaker: Gold has formed a downtrend: Oil reversed: And metals: Plus miners: And EM stocks: Junk did better: Bonds were mostly sold: Not Australia: Stocks held on grimly: Westpac has the evetn wrap: Event Wrap US NY (Empire)

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 06:00 Source

The Government’s accidental emailing of their confidential talking points is nothing more than a manifesto of how to tell lies, to lie by omission, mislead and generally confuse people. They have nothing to do with providing the public with information about the Government’s progress in resolving issues, or initiatives in progress, or even the introduction…

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John Quiggin Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 05:12 Source

That’s the message being given to Australian social science and humanities researchers from the systems of journal rankings adopted in many disciplines.

This point was made to the Senate recently by historians from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Greg Melleuish and Stuart McIntrye, who are more interested in researching and arguing about Australian history than in following Northern hemisphere fads

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Your Democracy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 02:59 Source
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THE BLOT REPORT Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:39 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:10 Source

Thursday’s Lending to households and businesses release from the ABS revealed that total mortgage lending (excluding refinancings) rebounded strongly in August: As regular readers of MB will know, we consider the flow of housing and investor finance commitments to be premier indicators for dwelling value growth. This view is based on the incredibly strong historical

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:06 Source

Michael Sainsbury last week published an article in Crikey warning that Australia’s universities face an “escalating crisis” as international student enrolments begin to dry up: The Australian university education sector is facing an existential crisis; its reliance on China, for about 30% of crucial international student revenue, is finally turning sour. Chinese enrolments next year

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:05 Source

An enterprising MB reader wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express anxieties about the national interest loyalties of Member for Chisholm, Glady’s Liu. Liu is on record lying about her senior memberships of Chinese Communist Party propaganda organisations, proudly declaring a fund raising record with dubious and very likely CCP cash, cynically misled the

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:04 Source

We are proud to announce that MB Fund Super accounts now offer personal (Life and Total & Permanent Disability) insurance cover. You can select Life only, TPD only or Life with linked TPD cover. We have spent considerable time in choosing an insurance partner that offers a sound and reliable insurance solution for MB Fund clients.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Coal Bankruptcies Pile Up as Utilities Embrace Gas, Renewables – WSJ Central Bankers Accidentally Printed Cryptocurrencies Against Themselves – BeInCrypto Ethereum Is No Longer a Monopoly Platform for Stablecoins – Coin Telegraph Global Gloom: Why the current Economic Crisis can last a full generation – Dkoding Americas: America’s richest

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 14, 2019 - 19:08 Source

a little something for the evening banter…..   Australia major projects pipeline   Interbank Market Stress Australia – who likes to drive further   Tax Havens and revenues foregone     Household liabilities and GDP     US Overnight Repo rate     External debt to China   Hong Kong migration destinations     China

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