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Weekend Sundries: 27-28 May 2023

May 27, 2023 - 10:07 -- Admin

Boomengineering   This is what I am doing today, taking down the ready to fall on powerlines and footpath palm. Planed to go higher but is becoming unstable. This is what Sunova Sliders look like. 6’1″balsa, 6’8″ paulownia Came a cropper the other day after the bike shop installed a new electric hub gear. The

Chartfest 27-28 May 2023

May 27, 2023 - 06:10 -- Admin

  Australia & New Zealand Australia Employment Australia Government debt, major states Australia, red meat and CPI Australia Q1 2023 income growth by sector RBA and RBNZ Cash Rates Australia Productivity Australia Building Approvals Australia Participation rates by Gender Australia Mortgages Australia Real GDP per capita RBA Forecasts Australia Retail Australia Terms of Trade  

Weekend Reading 27-28 May 2023

May 27, 2023 - 00:05 -- Admin

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Office Workers Don’t Hate the Office. They Hate the Commute. – NY Times Corporate profits fall 6.8% in Q1 – Seeking Alpha Credit rating agency warns it may downgrade US debt rating, driving up costs – CNN Debt ceiling negotiations intensify as Fitch ratings warning on U.S. credit adds

Macro Afternoon

May 26, 2023 - 16:00 -- Admin

Asian markets are quite mixed again in the last trading session of the week with the US Congress debt ceiling negotiations dominating risk taking. The highest CPI reading in Tokyo for 40 years is keeping Japanese stocks flying higher and the Yen lower while the strong USD is keeping the Australian dollar at its new

Victorian infrastructure projects embroiled in rorts and waste

May 26, 2023 - 13:00 -- Admin

Two years ago, the Victorian Auditor-General found that multibillion-dollar projects were being built on the back of “fragmented planning” and secrecy, which is wasting taxpayer dollars. The Auditor-General also found that the Victorian Government has a “tendency to underestimate costs and over-estimate benefits” of major projects. This, in turn, “can have consequences for Victorians, such