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Links 27 March 2015

March 27, 2015 - 01:01 -- Admin

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Dow Marks Third Straight Day of Triple-Digit Losses – Bloomberg Warren Buffett Quadrupled His Ketchup Investment – Bloomberg View Investors Scoop Up Companies’ Bonds – Wall Street Journal Why Bombing This Tiny Oil Producer Is Roiling the Energy Market – Bloomberg The financial stability risks of ultra-loose monetary policy

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ASX at the close

March 26, 2015 - 15:55 -- Admin

Stan Shamu for Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets Oil rallies on Yemen conflict Equities have mostly unwound in Asia with a variety of factors pushing investors into cautious mode. The escalation of the situation in Yemen with Saudi Arabia launching airstrikes has the world on high alert and leaders will no doubt

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RIO’s Walsh pulverises Forrest

March 26, 2015 - 15:14 -- Admin

From Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh via the AFR: “I don’t know what Andrew was thinking,” Mr Walsh said to a packed mining industry lunch on Thursday. “I think the comments are absolute nonsense, I’m not sure if Andrew actually sought legal comment before.” “It (a cap) won’t help us in the longer term to prop

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CommSec primes the population ponzi

March 26, 2015 - 15:04 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen From CommSec this afternoon comes the following statements on Australia’s population (immigration) numbers, released by the ABS: Population growth is healthy although in recent quarter it has eased – largely due to a slowdown in migration. Importantly population growth is still amongst the fastest across the OECD nations and as such

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Land shortages still holding back affordable supply

March 26, 2015 - 14:26 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen Lindsay Partridge, the CEO of Building supplier Brickworks, has today echoed CSR’s warning that shortages of developable land are preventing a bigger construction uplift and helping to reduce housing affordability. From The AFR: “Despite surging demand, Sydney still has the lowest number of lots being released for housing development of all

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Loan-to-income sky high in NSW

March 26, 2015 - 13:00 -- Admin

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog: We have now finished updating the DFA market model, to take account of the latest DFA survey data, and market data. So we can look across specific households, segments and locations. Specifically we have been looking at average loan to income (LTI – income after […]

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