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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:00 Source

Via Domainfax: Commonwealth Bank chief financial officer Rob Jesudason has resigned, leaving new chief executive Matt Comyn with a sixth senior management role to fill as he works to rebuild the bank’s reputation amid a series of scandals. Alan Docherty has been appointed acting CFO while the bank undertakes an internal and external search for

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen I have previously labelled RMIT planning professor, Michael Buxton, a housing BANANA (“Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything”) because he has spent much of the past decade simultaneously opposing moves to expand Melbourne’s urban growth boundary (UGB), while also opposing high rise development across the CBD and inner areas, as well as voicing

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:00 Source

Via the AFR: Industrial gas users representing more than 10 per cent of east coast domestic demand are at risk of closure because of high gas prices, with upward pressure on tariffs only set to worsen, according to leading industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Senior analyst Saul Kavonic said the most at risk are about seven

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:45 Source

By Chris Becker A night to forget on overseas markets with both US and European stocks putting in scratch sessions across the board. The USD came back on strength against the major currencies however, with the Aussie dollar particular back under stress again after last week’s very minor comeback. US Treasury yields pipped above 3%

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 07:00 Source

DXY rebounded last night: AUD was weak across the board: The Brazilian real is headed into the crisis zone: Gold fell: Oil rose as Palestinians died: Base metals were mixed: Big miners flew: EM stocks held on: EM junk let go: Treasuries were bashed: And bunds: Stocks were flat: Some material from Nedbank today outlines

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 06:36 Source

From the fantastic Viktor Shvets of Macquarie: US$ and its discontents: Liquidity, CA deficits, deflation & EMs Are we seeing the beginnings of a much stronger US$? Key investment risk. The direction of US$ does not just depend on spreads or even supply of US$ but on whether deflation ultimately proves to be a stronger

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John Quiggin Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 05:49 Source

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

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John Quiggin Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 05:48 Source

Another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 05:38 Source

Via The Guardian: Last week’s budget has been more positively received by Australian voters than the government’s 2017 offering, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll, and more people think the major measures will be good for working people. …The poll, commissioned to chart the political impact of last week’s economic statement, finds that 44%

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 04:20 Source

Don’t know how to get started investing in cryptocurrency? With over 1,600 cryptocurrencies, it can definitely be hard to choose. Recognizing the need for cryptocurrency investment guidance, the team behind Follow Coin has launched a project letting you follow top […]

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 01:40 Source

This week, Bitcoin Cash hard fork should be the focus of the week. Maybe its bad coincidence but this is a hard fork happening right in the middle of a strong bear market. Mind you, despite Bitcoin Cash being a […]

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 00:20 Source

By Leith van Onselen For years, MB has called on the federal government to implement the second tranche of anti-money laundering (AML) legislation covering real estate gate keepers, which was promised more than a decade ago and has undergone stakeholder consultations in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017, but has been shelved each time. MB’s incessant

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 00:16 Source

.... because there are bound to be old election campaign warriors watching.Australian Treasurer and Liberal MP for Cook Scott Morrison, ABC Insiders interview, 13 May 2018, telling an untruth:“You tell me when a government in their budget has ever provided detailed costings, post the forward estimates up to the medium term. It’s never happened…...we don't provide within-year estimates …on the cost of expenditure items” Hawker Britton Managing Director Simon Banks, Twitter, 13 May 2018, showing Coalition Government costings in 2014-15 Budget:

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 00:15 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Guardian’s Greg Jericho has done a good job dismantling the Turnbull Government’s 7-year plan to cut personal income taxes, which overwhelmingly favours the rich: … in 2016, Scott Morrison took what was a pretty easy win on company tax cuts for small businesses and turned it into a fight on the

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 00:15 Source

From CoreLogic today comes rising listings: There’s a long way for them to climb yet. Check out 2011. The leading mortgage index remains very soft: Down heavily year on year. Full report.

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North Coast Voices Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 00:15 Source

Peter Dutton, 4 May 2016Photo: Stephanie PeatlingAlready a sitting member in a predominately 'white bread',

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore price charts for May 14, 2018:   Tianjin benchmark rose 45 cents to $68.25. Paper was up again overnight. Coking coal is afire. Steel faded. Port stocks fell a decent slab last week to 158.9mt. CISA steel output in late April was an astonishing 1.91mt per day. We’re enjoying a post-shutdown Spring in Chinese demand.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Data protectionism: the growing menace to global business – FT Landmark bond sales hit by emerging markets downturn – FT Snoop Dogg, Dorsey Bring Crypto to the Masses – Bloomberg The State of Cryptocurrency Mining – Sia Tech So You Want to Be a Hedge Fund Star? – Barron’s

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Club Troppo Monday, May 14, 2018 - 23:06 Source

I’d like to write up some thoughts regarding Shared Value some time, but I’ve not had the time and there’s a fair few things in front of it in the queue. 

So in case anyone’s interested here’s quite a good panel session on the subject with

Pru Bennett / Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship, Asia Pacific, BlackRock

Elizabeth Bryan AM / Chairman, IAG

Ken Henry AC / Chair, NAB

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Renew Economy Monday, May 14, 2018 - 22:02 Source

Production begins from the first turbines at 200MW wind farm near Broken Hill.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 14, 2018 - 22:02 Source

Production begins from the first turbines at 200MW wind farm near Broken Hill.

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Your Democracy Monday, May 14, 2018 - 20:19 Source
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Inside Story Monday, May 14, 2018 - 19:54 Source

After nearly ten months of political uncertainty, Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste delivered a decisive result. The Change for Progress Alliance, or AMP, a coalition of three parties led by Xanana Gusmão, won 49.6 per cent of the national vote, delivering thirty-four out of sixty-five seats and winning a narrow majority in its own right.

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Your Democracy Monday, May 14, 2018 - 18:17 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, May 14, 2018 - 17:33 Source

Risk markets lifted all across Asia, starting the week on a strong point. This has yet to translate to higher futures on European or US stocks, but the mood should be optimistic going into the City open. The USD remains slightly weaker from its reversal late last week, as all eyes are on further trade

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, May 14, 2018 - 17:27 Source

By Ad astra Did you notice the behaviour of Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull during Budget week? Were you comfortable with the words and actions of our treasurer and prime minister? How did you expect them to conduct themselves? It is reasonable to expect such important office holders to be assured, confident, well informed, and…

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AustralianPolitics.com Monday, May 14, 2018 - 16:42 Source

An analysis of the claim that no government has won a by-election from the Opposition since 1911. It's not true.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 14, 2018 - 14:37 Source

Queensland state govt backs up electric vehicle super-highway with release of Australia-first guide to installing EV chargers.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 14, 2018 - 14:35 Source

Energy markets are now showing negligible value for renewable energy certificates within 2 years. It gives lie to the nonsense and scare campaigns about the "crippling" cost of wind and solar.

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Renew Economy Monday, May 14, 2018 - 14:34 Source

Australia emissions rise for 3rd year, with electricity the only sector to show a fall, thanks to a policy mechanism the government tried to kill.

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