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Prosper Australia Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 14:11 Source

Renegade Economists Show 597 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Show Notes Investment banker and reformer James Murray joins to discuss government addiction to Quantitative Easing. Can nation’s sustain COVID driven budget deficits, alongside the reliance on money printing to […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 14:10 Source

By Karen Stewart   Mr Morrison, I was rather shocked by your choice of the word “ordinary” to describe the recent Four Corners episode regarding QAnon. What our family has experienced is anything but ordinary. The cause of our family breakdown is anything but ordinary. It could, of course, be possible you’ve rejected the premise of…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 14:00 Source

Domain has released its June quarter house price report, which recorded 5.8% growth in detached house prices at the national capital city level, with values up a whopping 18.8% year-on-year: As shown above, all capitals recorded double-digit price growth in the 2020-21 Financial Years. As expected, unit price growth was much weaker at only 6.7%

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 13:50 Source

In May 2019, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, that famous bastion of anti-whistleblowing fervour, unsealed an indictment charging former intelligence analyst Daniel Everett Hale with five counts of providing classified information to a reporter. The first four focused on obtaining national defense information, retaining and transmitting that information, causing the…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 13:30 Source

From ANZ’s New Zealand economics team: Housing market overview A few months have now passed since the Government announced its suite of housing policy changes, and as the dust settles, a rather robust market is being revealed. It’s still early days of course, but the experience to date suggests policy changes so far are not

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 13:14 Source

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 13:09 Source

queensland solar farm - canva - optimisedAcciona gets clearance for an expanded solar farm, a 600MW project in the heart of coal country in central Queensland.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 13:00 Source

If Australians wish to avoid future lockdowns and restrictions, we need to get the nation’s full vaccination rate up to around 50% of the population, as has been achieved in the United Kingdom, Canada and several other advanced nations: As shown above, Australia is currently lagging well behind these levels with only 13.5% of the

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:57 Source

Wind and solar projects are queuing up, but short term factors and high coal prices cause us to lift our wholesale price forecasts.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:30 Source

Momentum is slowly building for Australia to follow other advanced nations and implement a modest inheritance tax. Over recent months, multiple media reports have emerged supporting the idea. The latest push comes from a new paper published by the Tax Institute, which calls for a 5% inheritance tax on amounts over $2.5 million: It is

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:15 Source

In today’s investment webinar (PREMIERE 12:30pm AEST), MB Fund’s Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith, Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Head of Advice Tim Fuller and Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro sit down to discuss about why you should beware the growth scare! Something a little different for our live viewers today: we’re running a premiere of

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Prosper Australia Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:12 Source

Letters to the Editor The Age Labor’s decision to drop its policies on negative gearing and capital gains tax reform must be profoundly dispiriting for prospective first home buyers. How can they compete with the heartless and misleading (yet very effective) fear-mongering of the real estate lobby? Thanks to the continuation of a tax system […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:00 Source

The federal government’s Homebuilder policy has successfully brought forward a stack of demand for new houses, more than offsetting the collapse in immigration: But one of the unfortunate byproducts is that it has also helped juice lot prices across the nation, which have soared to new record heights, led by extreme growth across Sydney: As

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:46 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its International Trade Price Indexes for the June quarter of 2021, which revealed that export prices soared by 13.2% over the quarter and by 26.0% through the year. By contrast, the import price index rose by 1.9% this quarter but fell 2.5% through the year. Surging iron

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:37 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:30 Source

The debate is raging. What is Delta herd immunity? Domain says: National cabinet will start creating the path out of lockdowns on Friday when the country’s leaders look at how many Australians must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to end economically damaging restrictions. …Premier Gladys Berejiklian has previously cited a figure of 75 to

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:17 Source

NSW Health has reported a record 239 new locally acquired COVID infections over the past 24 hours: NSW recorded 239 new locally acquired cases of #COVID19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. pic.twitter.com/aJt7MoE522 — NSW Health (@NSWHealth) July 29, 2021 Of these locally acquired cases, 113 are linked to a known case or

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:00 Source

A series of organisations with a tradition of supporting Australian workers have labeled the dramatically shrunken Albanese Labor opposition “the enemy“: The nation’s peak organisation on affordability and secure housing for Australians on low incomes has accused federal Labor of rejoining a “list of enemies” against increasing home-ownership in favour of benefiting wealthy landlords. National

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:45 Source

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When It Stops Being A Laughing Matter

 

As the January 6 prosecutions begin and the hunt is on for alleged "domestic extremists," the politicization of law enforcement continues to accelerate.

 

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:30 Source

UBS with the note: In a relative context, is it time to turn more positive on Chinese equities? The 18.8% fall in MSCI China this month, among the worst five months in the last 20years, has now wiped out the relative outperformance since early 2017. Structurally we like Chinese equities. Tactically we’ve been underweight. How

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:00 Source

Demographics is destiny, they say. China’s ageing population has long been considered the economy’s number one long-term headwind. The ‘One Child Policy’ implemented in the 1970s and abolished in 2016 was credited with preventing some 400 million births between 1979 to 2010. The policy initially created a demographic structure that was ideal for economic growth,

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 09:40 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday released consumer price index (CPI) data for the June quarter of 2021, which revealed that property rents across the combined capital cities fell sharply over the prior 12 months. While property rents rose 0.1% of the quarter: However, over the year to June 2021, rents were dead flat

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THE BLOT REPORT Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 09:31 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 09:30 Source

By Ad astra   Asked what he wanted from life, a wise man said: I want to live; I want to be loved; and I want a little variety. This piece is about the latter: “a little variety”. Are you, like me, wearied by the sameness of so much of contemporary life? Multiple lockdowns occasioned by Covid-19…

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 09:20 Source

Stocks may be holding up as Australia sinks into an epic double-dip recession but the bond market is anything but calm. The bid is big and persistent: The curve is being slaughtered: And we’re outpacing offshore leads with negative spreads to the US across the curve Though certainly tracking China. A crushed yield curve should

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THE BLOT REPORT Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 09:17 Source

During Sydney’s belated and half-hearted lockdown in response to this current outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19, Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian said on July 22: “I don’t think everybody appreciates how contagious this strain is and how different it is from past strains”1. Just about everybody with a modicum of intelligence and an ability to read or hear the news has known that the Delta strain is very much more transmissible than previous strains. It was first detected in India in early April 2021 and was detected in the UK in mid-April.

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 09:00 Source

The ferrous complex remained stalled on July 28, 2021 with spot and paper stuck while steel is still strong: In news, it’s all about RIO’s record first half report which beat consensus slightly. But, it is still bearish owing to two factors, First, new supply: Mining has commenced at the $2.6 billion Gudai-Darri replacement iron

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 08:30 Source

The latest FOMC meeting did not translate into a lot of volatility overnight with Wall Street largely unchanged while Treasury yields eventually clawed back some intrasession gains due to the lack of an outright tapering signal. Currency world saw more volatility with Euro ranging through nearly 80 pips while the Aussie had similar volatility but

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Your Democracy Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 08:04 Source

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 07:02 Source

Forex was anything but boring last night with China moving to rescue stocks, the Fed delivering outright confusion and markets moving to price more deflation. DXY was hit as the Fed moved more hawkish in its statement then more dovish in its press conference. EUR lifted: Yet it was still not enough to  do anything

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