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MacroBusiness Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 07:14 Source

Good news: Stock selection continues to support performance with our international portfolio outperforming a falling world market. Bad news: Statistically, December was the worst month so far for our Tactical Portfolios. Perspective: A 3-day fall in global shares (priced in AUD) between Christmas and New Year was the only reason for the negative performance, and

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:20 Source

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:20 Source

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:20 Source

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:20 Source

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:20 Source

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:20 Source

On January 17, 2018, the cryptocurrency market almost unanimously plummeted by around 20 to 40 percent and almost erased any progress made by the industry in terms of market capitalization within the past couple of months. Bitcoin, the world’s most […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:00 Source

Saturday 20 January 2018 It was around a year ago that I was suggesting a number of things that Labor, in its lead up narrative to the next election could advocate for. The most popular thing, amongst many Labor supporters and others, was to advocate for a National ICAC or something similar. Almost on cue at…

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Global Guerrillas Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 04:33 Source

Facebook just announced sweeping changes to fix significant problems with its newsfeed, the main conduit for news and information for over 2 billion people.  However, the problems with Facebook's newsfeed won't be fixed with these tweaks.  In fact, they are likely to get much worse as Facebook attempts to fix them.  

To understand why, let's jet back to 2001, years before Facebook and Twitter. 

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North Coast Voices Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 00:16 Source
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North Coast Voices Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 00:15 Source

“Like it or not, Aboriginal Australians are the most disadvantaged, ostracised, criticised and victimised group in society. We experience racism pretty much on a daily basis. I speak from experience. This is Aboriginal life.” [Tauto Sansbury writing in The Advertiser, 31 December 2017]

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 19, 2018 - 23:39 Source

Loading the Jinker, W Lister Lister, 1914 Art Gallery of NSW   Asia China pads GDP with spending boost before party congress – Nikkei Asian Review China’s economy grew 6.9 per cent in 2017, eclipsing official targets but doubts remain – ABC China asked Marriott to shut down its website. The company complied. – Washington

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, January 19, 2018 - 18:57 Source

By Anthony Andrews We can’t seem to grasp the fact that our Indigenous brothers and sisters think differently to mainstream Australia. We assume knowledge of them and their beliefs according to our way of thinking. We judge them by our own experiences of communal living and existence, but by doing this we will never be…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, January 19, 2018 - 17:45 Source

Part One of a history of European occupation and rule of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. Introduction: Head of will Sahul In the Pleistocene-era what are modern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste on a single continent: Sahul. Some 80,000 years ago, the water having receded, the Indigenous People began to arrive. After some…

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 19, 2018 - 16:48 Source

A mixed end to the trading week here in Asia with again most of the action in bond markets as the Aussie 10 year yield up another 5 points as US Treasuries head to a yearly high. Most stock markets finished flat outside of China, while commodities dropped, particularly oil markers as the Aussie dollar

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Left Focus Friday, January 19, 2018 - 14:56 Source

Dear Friends and Comrades;We’re Promoting an Updated version of the ‘For an Equal and Democratic Australia’ Model Platform for the ALP. The program is updated for 2018 from a very similar version program I promoted for the 2015 Conference.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 19, 2018 - 14:44 Source

When will iron ore crash next? Via Deutsche: Try April-June! There are good reasons for it. March marks the peak of the post Winter restocking and running into June we see steel mills selling inventory to raise year-end cash for taxes just as miners glut the market to reach year-end volume targets.

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 19, 2018 - 14:30 Source

The currency we love to hate is holding on here above the psychologically important 80 cent mark against USD, just shy of last week’s false breakout high: That’s not far at all now to matching the September 2017 high and if broken, a new three year high. This trend is almost straight line perfect: Meanwhile, something

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Renew Economy Friday, January 19, 2018 - 14:28 Source

Simble’s smart energy management solution to help enterprises and SMEs save money on their power bills.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 19, 2018 - 14:15 Source

The World Bank, which provides developing countries about US$60 billion a year in financial assistance, is officially phasing out its support for the oil and gas industries.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 19, 2018 - 14:01 Source

New research has challenged the view that wood bioenergy is carbon neutral, and shows wood pellets actually emit more CO2/kWhr than coal. 

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 19, 2018 - 13:33 Source

Via UBS: Based on our proprietary inflation survey, we are revising up our long-held topdown forecast for Q4 headline CPI (due on January 31) to an increase of 0.7% q/q (was 0.6% q/q initially). While this is the equal largest q/q since 2013, it is the same q/q rise as a year ago, and came

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MacroBusiness Friday, January 19, 2018 - 13:29 Source

From Gottiboff today: Despite a few interruptions, US bond interest rates have been falling since the early 1980s as US bond prices rose, forcing yields lower. That bond boom is over. American interest rates in 2018 are now set to rise sending shockwaves around the world. Here in Australia the US directional change will edge

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Renew Economy Friday, January 19, 2018 - 13:24 Source

A community investment plan at Sapphire Wind Farm could be the turning point the wind industry has needed for years.

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A community investment plan at Sapphire Wind Farm could be the turning point the wind industry has needed for years.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 19, 2018 - 13:17 Source

2017 was the tipping point for corporate PPAs in Australia, when contracting renewables to meet energy needs became a commercially viable proposition.

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Renew Economy Friday, January 19, 2018 - 13:07 Source

Thursday's sudden outage of Victoria's Loy Yang B unit marked the 13th failure of a major coal unit this summer – and offered just the latest illustration of the vulnerability of Australia’s ageing and increasingly intermittent coal fleet.

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