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Renew Economy Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:53 Source

Andrew Forrest’s surprising big bet on thin film solar, renewable records tumble, and a crackdown by the regulators.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:45 Source

In today’s investment webinar (LIVE 12:30pm AEST), MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Marketing Coordinator Jayden Stent discuss Stagflation! On the agenda: US inflation strong Chinese inflation weak, except for US Commodities battleground/energy crisis Monetary and fiscal policy Australian inflation Investment implications    Can’t make it to

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:40 Source

As reported this morning, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has declared himself “someone who believes in a big NSW” and has promised to lobby Prime Minister Scott Morrison to significantly lift the migrant intake: “We’re going to have a real discussion [about] catching up some of those numbers that we’ve lost during this pandemic,” Mr Perrottet

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:39 Source

From The ABS: Key statistics Seasonally adjusted estimates for September 2021: Unemployment rate increased to 4.6%. Participation rate decreased to 64.5%. Employment decreased to 12,884,600. Employment to population ratio decreased to 61.5%. Underemployment rate decreased to 9.2%. Monthly hours worked increased by 15 million hours. The result missed analysts’ expectations of 120,000 job losses, although the

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:20 Source

Via an unhappy AFR: “I see [the current price crisis] as a temporary phenomenon,” Mr Morse told The Australian Financial Review from his New York base, from where he will speak by videolink to the Citi Australia Investment Conference on Thursday. “We think that at current prices, oil and gas… are super-abundant even with the

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00 Source

NSW’s roadmap out of lockdowns plans to lift all coronavirus restrictions once the state reaches a 90% full vaccination rate, which is expected by 26 October. Several ‘COVID-zero’ states have also suggested that they won’t open their borders until 90% full vaccination is reached. The good news is that vaccine hesitancy among Australians continues to

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Renew Economy Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:34 Source

BHP signs deal with Australia's largest hybrid wind and solar pr

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:30 Source

Abul Rizvi – former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration and one of the architects of Australia’s faux ‘skilled’ migration program – has urged policy makers to tighten international student visa requirements to boost student quality and productivity: As the government faces pressure to bring overseas students back into the country, if it wants

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Your Democracy Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:03 Source

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Despite party control of Congress and the presidency, Democrats are still struggling to enact their agenda. The ballyhooed bipartisan infrastructure deal is stuck in the House, and the sweeping $3.5 trillion reconciliation package has been the source of bitter disputes among party members.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:00 Source

Treasury officials have confirmed that the Morrison Government’s $4 billion JobMaker wage subsidy is a failure. Only 5,278 jobs had been ‘created’ by mid-2020, 99% below initial expectations that 450,000 jobs would be created by the end of 2021: Treasury documents from the middle of this year reveal that just 5,278 people had been hired

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Your Democracy Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 09:35 Source

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So hey they’ve started mounting sniper rifles on robodogs, which is great news for anyone who was hoping they’d start mounting sniper rifles on robodogs.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 09:30 Source

Some sanity, anyway. The ferrous complex continued deflating on October 13, 2021 as spot fell and paper fell more overnight: Chinese trade data was pretty ordinary for ferrous. Iron ore imports were 97.49mt. Decent but no cigar: Steel exports are falling away as expected at 4.9mt: Westpac’s new outlook looks about right to me: Iron

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Renew Economy Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 09:26 Source

Forrest attacks federal Coalition for fear mongering over switch to green energy, and its focus on fossi

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 09:19 Source

Victoria has smashed Australian records again, recording a pandemic high 2297 locally acquired COVID cases and 11 deaths: Reported yesterday: 2,297 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas. – 37,611 vaccines administered – 82,762 test results received – Sadly, 11 people with COVID-19 have died More later: https://t.co/OCCFTAtS1P#COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData pic.twitter.com/akg1jkxcxP — VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) October

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 09:00 Source

DXY was hit last night and EUR rose as US inflation only came in stinking hot: AUD jumped and looks set for more until energy pops: Though oil fell as gold rose: And now for some base metals melt-up! Big miners sagged except Glencoal: EM stocks still stuffed: EM stress took a break: As the

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 09:00 Source

Wall Street and European share markets came back overnight, putting aside concern over inflation and supply chain problems despite the latest US CPI print coming in stronger than expected, with tech heavy stocks lifting the whole risk complex. The USD however had a big reversal in direction against both the majors and commodity currencies in

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 06:48 Source

China released September credit last night and needless to say it undershot, “surprising” apparently everybody but MB.  Total new yuan loans were 3.03tr yuan with banks making up 1.66tr of that: Year on year growth fell 16% and the 3MMA dropped further to -23%: M2 was stable at 8.3% The rolling annual mountain continues to

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 00:10 Source

Yesterday, The AFR published the views of vested interests beating the drum for a quick return to mass immigration: The Australian Financial Review revealed on Tuesday that NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet is being urged by his top bureaucrats to back a post-World War II-style immigration wave, making up for lost population growth via a doubling

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Biggest U.S. Retailers Charter Private Cargo Ships to Sail Around Port Delays – WSJ IMF warns on inflation, says the Fed and others should be prepared to tighten policy – CNBC Stocks Fall As Oil Rallies – WSJ Global Equity Valuations – A Sector Neutral Perspective – Christophe Barraud

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New Politics Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 23:15 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 22:00 Source

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Your Democracy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 21:13 Source

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Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) will build the world's largest green energy hydrogen manufacturing facility in Central Queensland, mining billionaire and company founder Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest says.

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Your Democracy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 20:13 Source

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London: Prince Charles has used a rare foray into domestic politics to urge Prime Minister Scott Morrison to attend the Glasgow climate summit, warning the talks are a “last chance saloon” to avoid global “catastrophe”.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 17:26 Source

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Your Democracy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 16:42 Source

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 16:30 Source

Stocks continue to pull back across the region as rising concerns over inflation and COVID related economic slowdowns leading up to tonights US CPI print create a cautious mood. The USD remains strong against most of the risk currencies, with gold hovering just above the $1760USD per ounce level. Meanwhile Bitcoin has paused at the

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Your Democracy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 15:48 Source

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The federal government is promising that workers in the resources and heavy manufacturing sectors have a bright future ahead, as senior figures gather to consider how Australia will commit to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 15:40 Source

1414 gets backing from Woodside for its thermal energy storage technology it says is "simpler" than hydrogen.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 15:00 Source

Yallourn power station (supplied).

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