Blogotariat

Oz Blog News Commentary
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:42 Source

Chinese inflation for March is out at 2.1 for the CPI and 3.1% for the PPI: The internals show very price deflation across the raw material and basic industrial complex: Indeed, on a monthly basis broad deflation has resumed: The PPI has is an excellent leading indicator for growth in China’s industrial economy.

The post Weakening Chinese inflation augurs growth slowdown appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 19
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:36 Source

A large national poll of 1,557 Australians, conducted by The Australia Institute, has shown strong support for an increase in Australia’s emissions reduction target to at least 45% by 2030.

Read more Views: 22
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:30 Source

Lol, this country is %$#@: Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed he discussed changing Australia’s immigration intake with senior colleagues. Mr Dutton this morning said he supported Malcolm Turnbull’s denial of the revelation, published in The Australian, despite going on to confirm a lot of the story’s content. The Australian revealed yesterday Mr Dutton

The post Dutton confesses: Turnbull is lying appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 25
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:22 Source

This is big, via the AFR: Home loan applicants at Westpac will have to reveal spending on everything from pet care to tax and toiletries, under a tough new “responsible lending” regime being introduced from next Tuesday. …”We are making changes to understand the granularity of our customers’ expenses and liabilities,” the bank is telling

The post Bubble trouble: Westpac tightens expenses screening for mortgages appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 18
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00 Source

Via Junket Jen at the AFR: Welcome to Xi Jinping’s version of the Art of the Deal. Can he now close it? It was hardly an omission that Xi didn’t mention the US or its President by name as he boasted China is entering a “new phase of opening up”. Instead, the Chinese leader’s much awaited,

The post Fortescue reports that Xi Jinping is better than Jesus appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 18
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:56 Source

Behind-the-Meter, Self-Consumption Solar Installation is U.S. Air Force's Largest.

Read more Views: 16
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:51 Source

Via Westpac: The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment declined 0.6% to 102.4 in April from 103.0 in March. Sentiment continues to hold in slightly optimistic territory with April marking the fifth consecutive month the Index has been above the 100 level, indicating optimists outnumber pessimists. That is a more encouraging signal than we

The post Consumer sentiment falls appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 17
Renew Economy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:49 Source

 LONGi Green Energy Technology set a new solar industry R&D expenditure record in 2017, not only surpassing the two historical leaders, First Solar and SunPower, but also spending more in one year than any PV manufacturer to date. 

Read more Views: 17
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:45 Source

By Leith van Onselen The fallout from Monday’s Four Corners report on the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) alleged bullying of small businesses has continued, with both the Turnbull Government and the Labor Opposition committing to undertaking a parliamentary investigation into the conduct of the ATO, while Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson and independent senator David Leyonhjelm

The post ATO faces parliamentary probe following Four Corners report appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 22
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:45 Source

More “three city” Sydney rubbish today. This time from The Guardian: Poet Kenneth Slessor called it a “dispersed and vaguer Venice”; journalist John Birmingham, a “Leviathan”. From its earliest days, Sydney has wrestled with its history as an “unplanned” but naturally blessed city, where unchecked development competes with liveability and beauty. …The city is on a path to

The post Queen Lucy’s plan for Western Sydney is a slave labour special economic zone appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 16
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:31 Source

Via Banking Day: …the allegations started to fly after police raids on two business premises and a private home. The action this week is the next stage in a process that started earlier this year, when detectives from the NSW State Crime Command’s Financial Crimes Squad established Strike Force Napthali to investigate allegations of corrupt

The post NAB shocked! Shocked! At new corruption allegations appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 23
Harrangue Man Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:17 Source

My left hand was aiming for underpants elastic when it happened and I misjudged where the thumb was going and I thumbed myself in the balls with my over-long thumbnail. It hurt as indeed almost all non-sexy testicle contact hurts if it's delivered with any force.I trimmed my nails back the next day; no mean feat for someone with PTSD and jittery, shaking hands. The right thumbnail was the hardest as I'd let it go the longest and it was so thick the scissors held by my non primary hand ended up cutting into the nail at six spots just trying to land the killing blow to trim it all back.

Read more Views: 27
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released a new report calling for “inclusionary zoning” policies, which force developers to supply housing for lower income earners, to be rolled-out across Australian housing projects in a bid to boost the supply of affordable housing. Below are the key points from

The post Inclusionary zoning not a genuine housing affordability fix appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 20
xkcd.com Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00 Source

 We've decided to trim the past down to make things more manageable. Using BCE/CE, would you rather we lose the odd-numbered or even-numbered years?

Read more Views: 15
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:30 Source

A couple of stories today for the smartest guys in the room. First, mega-mansion dwelling Atlassian genius, Scott Farquar, says at the AFR: The software billionaire, who spoke on Tuesday at the company’s first “Team Tour” event in Sydney, said eliminating variables and optimising output rates worked for factory workers in the 19th century but

The post Atlassian geniuses just hipster rent seekers appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 24
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:30 Source

Via Domainfax: Santos’s Chinese shareholder is understood to be in talks with suitor Harbour Energy to retain a major stake in the Australian oil and gas producer if Harbour’s $13.5 billion bid succeeds. ENN, which holds 10.1 per cent of Santos, made it clear on Monday night it was not interested in a cash offer

The post FIRB must block the Santos takeover to prevent national suicide appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 20
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:00 Source

By Leith van Onselen After Melbourne’s population surged by an insane 556,000 in the five years to 2016, and by 1.1 million people over the past 12 years: We learnt in October that the Victorian Government has been forced to remove seating from trains to accommodate surging passenger growth, and in December we learnt that

The post #Sardine Melbourne grinds to a halt appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 22
The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:50 Source

So, Turnbull survived his thirtieth Newspoll. Now he’s after Julia Gillard’s record and the media can start a whole new countdown. Yes, when Rudd called his Australia 2020 summit it seemed a long way off. However, when Turnbull made his comment about Abbott losing 30 Newspolls in a row, I’ll bet he never thought he’d…

The post Rudd Had The Australia 2020 Summit; Abbott/Turnbull have Australia 3030 appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 18
The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:40 Source

Syscoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency and it also offers a decentralized platform as a global marketplace. On the Syscoin blockchain, businesses can leverage on a trusted infrastructure to drive the exchange of goods and services. What is Syscoin Syscoin was […]

The post Syscoin and its SYS coin: A starter’s guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

Read more Views: 21
Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:33 Source

I keep reading this phrase, or variations on it in articles about China's purported interest in building a military base on Vanuatu.

The motives seem pretty clear to me.

Read more Views: 29
Your Democracy Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 07:55 Source

 

media spray

The Western liberal order is not in crisis because of Russian disinformation campaigns and electoral interference. Western democracies must take responsibility for a crisis that, ultimately, is homegrown – nurtured by its leaders’ own failure to confront effectively the challenges of globalization.

 

read more

Read more Views: 10
The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 07:00 Source

Gatehub is one of the major players in the cryptocurrency industry. It allows you to trade and store your cryptocurrencies. The payment gateway allows you to make instant payments at an attractive cost. Overview What is Gatehub? GateHub is a […]

The post GateHub review: A payment platform and wallet appeared first on The Global Mail.

Read more Views: 33
MacroBusiness Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 06:49 Source

Sell DXY: Buy AUD: And how! Buy gold: Buy oil, helped along by Syrian tensions: Buy dirt: Buy dirt again: Buy EM stocks: Buy US junk but not EM: Sell Treasuries: And bunds: Buy stocks! Thanks Xi Jinping and your put under free trade! Except for one small problem, via the FT: US President Donald

The post Boom goes the Xi put! appeared first on MacroBusiness.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Read more Views: 24
The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 06:00 Source

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Alas, my wife and I were called to Melbourne yesterday to assist with the nursing of our daughter-in-law who had suddenly taken ill with a perforated bowel. Having suffered from bowel cancer myself, I could instantly relate to her predicament. An observation “Every experience is a mountain with a peak to…

The post Day to Day Politics: Retribution – what an awful word appeared first on The AIM Network.

Read more Views: 21
The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 04:20 Source

Genesis Vision and its GVT token present a unique solution for people who suffer from overbearing limitations and a stagnant environment. Brokers and account managers currently have large barriers to entry, which often prevents investors from changing managers much less […]

The post Genesis Vision and its GVT token: A starter’s guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

Read more Views: 27
The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 02:20 Source

Wanchain is creating a distributed infrastructure for digital assets that will act as a bridge between different blockchains and a be platform for financial services. Wanchain: Need to know Wanchain is a fork of Ethereum that adds privacy features and […]

The post Wanchain and it’s WAN token: A starter’s guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

Read more Views: 26
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 01:33
Read more Views: 7
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 01:33
Read more Views: 9
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 01:33
Read more Views: 10
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 01:33
Read more Views: 10

Pages