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NZ’s other kingmaker wants immigration cut

May 4, 2017 - 09:41 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen I wrote yesterday how anti-immigration party, New Zealand First, is likely to win the balance of power in the upcoming 23 September General Election, meaning it will likely decide which major parties form government. Well, the man that also wants to be ‘kingmaker’ – former economist and philanthropist, Gareth Morgan, from

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Is Chimerica about to “buckle”?

May 4, 2017 - 09:39 -- Admin

I generally take Ambrose Evans-Pritchard with a grain of salt but this can’t be ignored: Global recession risk rises as the US and China tighten into the storm Equity investors across the world are positioned for the nirvana of synchronised and accelerating global expansion led by China and the US. What they may instead get

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Should we be spooked by an historic low in volatility?

May 4, 2017 - 09:26 -- Admin

Via BofAML: Fearless VIX is pulling global equity risk down but its optimism is not universal The VIX dipped below 10 Monday, near a historic floor, as it has closed below 10 only nine days since 1990. More remarkably, US realized vol has only been lower 3% of the time since 1928. Absent regional catalysts,

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Noticed how crap Domanfax is today? Me neither

May 4, 2017 - 09:05 -- Admin

They’re all on strike: Journalists at Fairfax Media have voted to go on strike following the company’s decision to cut a quarter of the remaining journalists at its major Australian newspapers. Fairfax journalists announced via Twitter that they will be on strike for seven days from Wednesday – a stoppage that will include the Federal

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Can you save $500 a month to buy a house in 2027?

May 4, 2017 - 08:41 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen As Australia’s dwelling values have surged against incomes: One of the casualties has been the huge housing deposits that must be saved by first home buyers (FHBs) in order to buy a home: Yesterday, Domainfax published an interesting article measuring the average size of, and number of years taken to save

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Macro Morning

May 4, 2017 - 08:36 -- Admin

By Chris Becker   While the Fed left everything alone last night, jitters from the commodity complex as copper, nickel and oil plunged coupled with the poor showing by Apple sent stocks down or at mixed levels on both sides of the Atlantic. The USD soared on the Feds steady as she goes policy, hurting

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Loon Pond goes Adani bonkers

May 4, 2017 - 08:09 -- Admin

Good grief. From Jabba Christensen today: Though many in the nation have been misinformed and misled by a well-funded green activist campaign with documented links all the way back to the Clinton camp in the US, the key fact of the matter is this: a successful Adani Carmichael coal project, which includes the rail corridor

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Mining GFC 2.0?

May 4, 2017 - 07:30 -- Admin

DXY soared last night: Commodity currencies were pounded: Gold was flogged: Brent appears weak: Base metals were crushed: Big miners too: EM stocks fell: High yield was fine: US bonds were sold: European spreads closed: Stock were flat: The big news on the nigh was the Fed remaining hawkish: Information received since the Federal Open

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Abbott for Governor General. Are you mad?

May 4, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

From John Lyons yesterday: As a matter of urgency, Malcolm Turnbull needs to solve “the Abbott problem.” Could the answer be to appoint Tony Abbott the next Governor-general? That was the suggestion today by prominent columnist Miranda Devine. …Malcolm Turnbull is currently engaging in a flurry of policy announcements to try to dispel the sense

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Nats nutters go Adani bonkers to save Jabba

May 4, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

Good grief. From Jabba Christensen today: Though many in the nation have been misinformed and misled by a well-funded green activist campaign with documented links all the way back to the Clinton camp in the US, the key fact of the matter is this: a successful Adani Carmichael coal project, which includes the rail corridor

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