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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 01:20 Source

Verge is one of the leading cryptocurrencies, and it is listed among the Top 50 coins by market capitalization. Verge gives the user the benefit of anonymity of transactions, and instant transfers are supported. Since the details of each transaction […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:21 Source

By Leith van Onselen Australian Finance Group (AFG) has released its housing finance data for the March quarter, which registered another quarterly fall in mortgage applications, with annual applications falling as well. The number of mortgage applications fell by 6.5% over the March quarter and was down by 4.2% over the year, whereas the value

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:20 Source

By Leith van Onselen Last month, The ABC reported that Western Sydney residents were being cooked alive as the urban ‘heat island effect’ – via the loss of green space from urban infill – sent temperatures soaring well above coastal areas of the city: On a hot summer’s day in Sydney, you only need to

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:16 Source

By Leith van Onselen With the release yesterday of Australia’s dwelling commencements and completions data for the December quarter of 2017, it’s an opportunity time to once again examine how Australia’s dwelling supply is tracking against population growth. The below charts track the following, which are based on the latest available quarterly data: Dwelling approvals

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:15 Source

Phil Lowe late yesterday: I would like to thank the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce for the invitation to speak at this lunch today. It is great to be back in Perth again. I look forward to learning more about how the Western Australian economy is going. Later this year, the full Reserve Bank Board will

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North Coast Voices Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:15 Source

It would appear that live animal exporters are still ignoring the health and well-being of livestock.Take Emanuel Exports Pty Limited, first incorporated in Western Australia in 1955..... 

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North Coast Voices Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:15 Source

“It is trite maths that statistical averages (whether means or medians) tell nothing about the variability or otherwise of the underlying numbers from which averages are calculated. Only if those underlying numbers do not vary at all is it possible to extrapolate from the average a figure for any one of the component periods to which the average relates. Otherwise the true underlying pattern may be as diverse as the experience of Australia’s highly variable drought/flood pattern in the face of knowledge of ‘average’ yearly rainfall figures.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore prices for April 11, 2018: Tianjin benchmark was down $1.65 to $64.20. Paper held on overnight. Coking coal futures are breaking. Steel is soft. China is slowing. It always begins in the PPI. Some more on that from Vertical Group: FIRST… THE “HARD DATA”. Last night, China released factory inflation numbers (i.e., PPI), which slowed for

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MacroBusiness Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Crypto hedge fund known for eye-popping early returns lost nearly 50% last month – CNBC Why Bitcoin Behaves Like the Flu – Bloomberg Global Debt Hits Record $237 Trillion, Up $21TN In 2017 – Zero Hedge Global Debt Jumped to Record $237 Trillion Last Year – Bloomberg Why Bitcoin

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politicalowl Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 23:46 Source

Los Angeles Times - Trump’s Mueller meltdown

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Harrangue Man Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 18:33 Source

My ever boil on the inside of my right leg—it's been there since last year—got popped. We let it rest in case the lump was inflammation from popping but the boil just rose up and had to get popped. Out came ichor and blood. There was much shrieking from me. So it's back to the doctor for more advice or a what now?! Something is keeping the boil on the boil. I suspect it's an ingrown hair but I'm no doctor; just someone that meets a lot of doctors. I have many ailments. But I'm like a special car with a pit crew needed to keep at max efficiency.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 15:48 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 15:45 Source

Washington’s vigilant deputy, doing rounds on the beat in the Pacific, has been irate of late. The central issue here is the continuing poking around of China in an area that would have been colloquially termed in the past “Australia’s neighbourhood”. There have been no formal proposals, but the Australian press is agog with reports…

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Your Democracy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 15:12 Source
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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:52 Source

This is a speech made by energy minister Josh Frydenberg to the National Press Club in Canberra on April 11th, 2018

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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:47 Source

Chocolate production generates a lot of pollution and consumes precious resources. So how can you indulge, and keep a clear conscience?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:37 Source

Frydenberg calls for an end to ideology and culture wars on energy, while presenting - with breathtaking cynicism - a policy that panders to right wing ideology and culture wars. It's the NEG or nothing, he warns. Many might suggest that nothing is more attractive.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:37 Source

Frydenberg calls for an end to ideology and culture wars on energy, while presenting - with breathtaking cynicism - a policy that panders to right wing ideology and culture wars. It's the NEG or nothing, he warns. Many might suggest that nothing is more attractive.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:18 Source

Survey finds 62% of businesses plan to invest in battery storage in next 18 months. But can governments and regulators keep up?

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:00 Source

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog: In the second part of our series on the anatomy of the property auction results, we dive deeper into the numbers. We compared data from CoreLogic and Domain, two of the players who report auction clearance rates.  We summarised the research in our latest video

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:51 Source

Via Forexlive comes CBA: The Aussie may have a “more subdued” appreciation path given that the RBA appears in no rush to raise rates Base case is still for AUD/USD to trade higher towards 0.83 bye year-end Sees the AUD rising thanks to solid economic activities and improving global growth and favourable Australian balance of payments

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:30 Source

By Leith van Onselen The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a new report which shows that global forces have been a major driver of growth in house prices in Australia and abroad over recent decades. The report notes that house price growth has become increasingly synchronised at both city and country level, particularly since

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:00 Source

Last night, Dr Bob Birrell from the Australian Population Research Institute (APRI) appeared on The Bolt Report last night, which discussed a number of issues, including: Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton’s, attempts to cut Australia’s immigration intake, which has been rebuffed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison; Why Australia should cut Australia’s immigration

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:39 Source

The Australian dollar is off its highs after the China PPI turd: Bonds are bid: XJO can find no joy: Dalian faded after the turd: Big Iron is unfazed. FMG is testing former support now resistance at $4.50: Big Gas is cock-a-hoop as bombs rain upon Syria. STO could be  sneaky short on FIRB. Surely

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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:37 Source

Clean Energy Regulator sees industrial and commercial solar adding a combined 100MW-plus to grid in 2018, as it sets off on a “j-shaped” growth curve.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:37 Source

Clean Energy Regulator sees industrial and commercial solar adding a combined 100MW-plus to grid in 2018, as it sets off on a “j-shaped” growth curve.

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The Tally Room Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:36 Source

Australian federal electorates follow a fairly unique naming convention. Australian state seats are named after geographic locations, which is also common for national electorates in Canada, the UK and New Zealand, while electoral districts in the United States are generally given numerical names.

The majority of Australian federal electorates are named after prominent individual Australians, as a way of honouring those people. 113 out of 150 seats in the current parliament are named after people, while 37 are named after geographic features.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:33 Source

Super fund Cbus and DIF join Synergy to underwrite investment in new solar farm extension and two new wind farm investments.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen MB has frequently derided the uncapping of Australian university places, which has delivered a form of ‘quantitative easing’ to the university sector, whereby universities have recruited as many students as possible in order to accumulate HELP/HECS funding. In this process, the entry bar into university has been lowered so far that

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