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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, July 6, 2015 - 17:09 Source
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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 16:18 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets I am going to be the first to put my hand up and say I expected a much more aggressive reaction to a ‘no’ vote. It has to be said that despite markets adopting a definitive risk-aversion feel, the mood has felt quite calm and there is

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John Quiggin Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:46 Source

A new sandpit for long side discussions, idees fixes and so on. Unless directly responding to the OP, all discussions of nuclear power, MMT and conspiracy theories should be directed to sandpits (or, if none is open, message boards).

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:46 Source

Fresh from the blog of Yanis Varoufakis: The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage. Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too this historic rejection of the Eurogroup’s 25th June ultimatum comes with a large price tag attached. It is, therefore,

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John Quiggin Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:45 Source

Another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please.

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John Quiggin Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:40 Source

I wrote this for The Guardian and Crooked Timber in response to the Greek referendum result.

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:35 Source

Sorry, last one for the day. After launching nearly 8% this morning, Shanghai has now completely rolled over and is in the red: Chinext has been flogged 6%: On previous days this set up has tended to end with SSE capitalution…(by the way, I promise to kick this bust-watching habit).

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New Matilda Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:31 Source

The best kind of debate is the one you have with yourself. Alone. At night. When you're Andrew Bolt. Michael Brull explains.

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The Tally Room Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:19 Source

On Saturday, Fairfax newspapers published an op-ed from Richard Denniss, chief economist at The Australia Institute, arguing against the proposed reforms to abolish group voting tickets (GVT) and introduce optional preferential voting (OPV) for Senate elections.

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 14:49 Source

Cedex report shows how downward trajectory in electricity emissions has been reversed under Abbott, with both brown and black coal generation rising.

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 14:32 Source

ARENA plans new round of funding for large-scale solar plants, in bid to bridge cost gap between Australia and rest of world.

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New Matilda Monday, July 6, 2015 - 14:31 Source

A new poll reveals the majority of Australians see domestic violence as an equal or greater threat than terrorism, though the latter continues to receive greater increases in government funding.

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Monday, July 6, 2015 - 14:29 Source

Word spread that Abbott had gone mad. By forbidding any minister to go on Q&A forever he stopped, first, Barnaby touting his beloved agricultural policy and Joe selling his corpse of a Budget. His office quickly said it wasn’t forever, and it was only until the ABC completed its inquiry into itself, in twelve weeks’ time, that all his ministers should boycott that channel. Barnaby immediately appeared in the Press Club, on that channel. Turnbull said he was ‘undecided’ as to whether he would go on Q&A next week, before the inquiry was completed.

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 14:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Guardian’s Greg Jericho has posted an interesting article today highlighting the worrying end to the mining investment boom, which relies heavily on housing investment to replace it: One graph can often convey what is going on with amazing clarity. This is the one that demonstrates why the end of the

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 14:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Guardian’s Greg Jericho has posted an interesting article today highlighting the worrying end to the mining investment boom, which relies heavily on housing investment to replace it: One graph can often convey what is going on with amazing clarity. This is the one that demonstrates why the end of the

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:49 Source

So, have you heard the story of the boy who cried “fuel cell vehicle feasibility”?

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:48 Source

WRI has released new information about the present — an infographic and huge databaseof the world’s current greenhouse gas emissions.

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:48 Source

The solar panels of tomorrow will be transparent, lightweight, flexible, and ultra-efficient. Why don’t we have perovskite solar panels right now?

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:36 Source

It’s not exactly high level blogging but China bust watching is fun! Shanghai is barely positive for the day now: As Chinext goes splat, down -4% and below Friday’s lows: How do you say ‘lost credibility’ in Mandarin for Chinese authorities?

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:34 Source

UNSW scientist who became world’s first solar billionaire says regulators need to catch up with the technology and facilitate its rollout, not impede it.

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Croakey Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:15 Source

Today, Croakey team members are gathered in Canberra for our first-ever team meet, thanks to a grant from the Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism. We are brainstorming ideas for how to improve the services Croakey offers readers,...

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:15 Source

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Hawaii after breaking world solar aviation records for distance and duration, and an absolute record for longest solo flight ever.

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Renew Economy Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:07 Source

The PM says he can imagine a future where the world no longer uses fossil fuels, but only once every tonne of coal and every molecule of gas has been burned. He expressed this vision while launching the Agricultural Competitive White Paper – a document that all but ignores climate change, again.

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 13:06 Source

From Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Top Syriza officials say they are considering drastic steps to boost liquidity and shore up the banking system, should the ECB refuse to give the country enough breathing room for a fresh talks. “If necessary, we will issue parallel liquidity and California-style IOU’s, in an electronic form. We should have done it

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 12:51 Source

Whatever! In Greece the economic tragedy appears to be in its final act, while dramatic falls in the Chinese stock market highlight the weaknesses of its economy. Domestic economic data is mixed: unemployment has fallen slightly but consumer and producer confidence have weakened. Inflation remains comfortably within the RBA’s target band. The CAMA RBA Shadow

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 12:49 Source

Big iron is on the nose with BHP and RIO both down more than 2% and FMG down 3.5% today: The idiocy spreads of the big two are now closing fast and the FMG sanity spread is rocketing: Juniors seem to have reached terminal bottom but BCI has plenty of room to fall yet: Dalian

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 12:35 Source

Shanghai opened a nice 5% higher this morning following the weekend’s kitchen sink bailout but had faded now to 2.5%: Worryingly, the high beta Chinext market has rolled and is now down 2%: I’ll be honest, I have no idea where this bubble will go next. If you put a gun to my head I’d say

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:44 Source

Couple of second tier reports just out with TD Securities inflation up 0.1% in June and 1.5% year on year. The trimmed mean was up 0.1% m/m and +1.4% y/y: Nothing to worry about there. ANZ job ads rebounded a little up 1.3% month on month: A better month but no real shift in trend. Still

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Core Econ Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:30 Source

The Greek referendum and the hype leading up to it have gone exactly according to my script of 8 days ago, where I predicted a resounding ‘no’ vote and a Grexit to stop the bank-run, with the other European politicians too offended and belittled by Tsipras and Varoufakis to organise another bailout.

The Grexit is now very likely, so likely in fact that Varoufakis’ friend Jaques Delors is writing open letters to European newspapers to implore the rest of Europe not to let Greece go!

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MacroBusiness Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:29 Source

By Leith van Onselen Vocal Free Trade Agreement (FTA) advocate, Alan Oxley, has delivered another Panglossian view of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which he claims will “will open services markets and free up investment”. From The AFR: Free trade and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement has been roundly attacked, but mostly by groups that

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