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Do and die for Atlas Iron

June 22, 2015 - 00:30 -- Admin

It’s amusing in a horrible sort of way watching the death throes of Atlas Iron, from The Australian under the misleading title of “Do or die”: David Flanagan is gearing up for the sales pitch of a lifetime. Over the next few weeks, having moved from chairmanship of embattled miner Atlas Iron back into the managing

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Daily iron ore price update (last legs)

June 22, 2015 - 00:04 -- Admin

Qingdao iron ore fall 0.7% on Friday to $61.36: Qingdao spot eased again. The bullish technical set up of the last month is dissolving and may be forming a bearish head and shoulders pattern. Singapore 12 month swaps remain oblivious to spot. Rebar average is tracing out the next leg down in the entire steel and

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China ramps BTFD

June 22, 2015 - 00:01 -- Admin

Cross-posted from Investing in Chinese Stocks. The Dragon Boat plunge. 614 stocks limit down, 37 limit up. Buy the dip! Big rises follow big drops! A股遭遇端午劫 1张图告诉你节后要不要抄底 As Shanghai corrects, securities regulators are attacking negative propaganda about the stock market, from iFeng: A股创近7年最大单周跌幅 分析称打新资金回流或反弹 An SFC spokesman Li Gang in the “2015 Lujiazui [ -5.68%

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Magnus on Greece

June 21, 2015 - 07:32 -- Admin

Some Greek musings for you as Monday’s deadlines loom.

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Weekend Links 20th – 21st June 2015

June 19, 2015 - 21:52 -- Admin

China China Shares Suffer Worst Week Since 2008 – WSJ China upgrades anti-graft app so whistleblowers can send images of officials caught red-handed – SCMP…auction shots from Oz?… China’s International Growth Agenda – Project-Syndicate Half of Country’s Housing Fund Goes Unused, Official Report Says – Caixin Why China Wants a BIT with the United States

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ASX at the close

June 19, 2015 - 16:12 -- Admin

by Stan Shamu, IG Bid tone maintained in Asia The main event in global markets is Greece at the moment. Fears are that the country is running out of time and money heightening. While the Greece situation is at the back of investors’ minds somewhere, a well-balanced Fed has continued to drive global equities. The

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Geopolitics will trump economics in Greece

June 19, 2015 - 14:20 -- Admin

By John Browne, cross-posted from EuroPacific Capital Inc Based on the continued failure of the negotiating parties to make any substantive progress in the talks over Greek debt payments, the financial world is tied up in knots over a possible Greek exit from the European Union. The uncertainty has manifested in both high and low

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Bubbles can froth higher than expected

June 19, 2015 - 13:35 -- Admin

by Chris Becker By now, a general consensus has been laid down that the mainland Chinese stock exchanges are in a clear bubble like condition. Central bank opposition to being able to identify bubbles aside, the record high valuations – using any sort of price/earnings or revenue measures – plus the more reliable % gains

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New report shows Aussies addicted to property

June 19, 2015 - 11:06 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen Capgemini has released its 2015 World Wealth Report, which reveals that the number of millionaires in Australia (excluding owner-occupied housing assets) grew by 4% last year on the back of rabid property investment. As noted in The Australian today, which interviewed the report’s author, Australia’s high net worth individuals (HNWIs) have

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