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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:40 Source

Via the excellent Damien Boey at Credit Suisse: Our proprietary measure of the Australian credit impulse has picked up to 5.6% annualized in August, from 4.9% in July, and 4.6% in June. Importantly, the credit impulse is well off the lows we saw at the end of 2018. Indeed, the impulse is running at its

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:21 Source

The new Nissan Leaf offers us the opportunity to go electric on much longer trips and I was really excited to test out our new EV on a weekend away.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:20 Source

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced Monday an ACCC investigation into the banks not passing on interest rate cuts. I think the investigation will make a nice addition to ACCC’s bookshelf. They can file it next Rudd’s FuelWatch and Grocery Code of Conduct. The biggest question is whether the investigation is designed to be a distraction from

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:00 Source

Texture from Reuters: Benchmark Dalian iron ore and coke futures slumped more than 2% in late trade on Monday following growing concerns about demand for the steelmaking raw materials, amid China’s renewed efforts to curb pollution by restricting steel mills operations. “Traders have been wary of the impact of ongoing restrictions on steel mills in

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 09:00 Source

When George Brandis created a very high-paying job as a human rights commissioner to gift to Tim Wilson without any selection process, it raised many eyebrows, not least because Wilson, in his role at the IPA, had been calling for the abolition of the very organisation he was now to join. But that conundrum pales…

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Renew Economy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:39 Source

APRA solar Panel up Close - optimisedAPRA says switch to technologies like batteries, electric vehicles and solar will have largely played out by 2030, and warned of financial risk of ignoring climate change.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:21 Source

Under the Morrison Government’s proposed Religious Freedom bills, what happens when there’s a clash of religious belief? Of all the religions and faiths subscribed to in this vast nation, which freedom will take priority when head to head at the service desk of a hotel, the pharmacist’s counter, or proselytizing on social media? Whose beliefs…

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 06:30 Source

DXY rebounded last night as EUR fell: The Australian dollar rolled over against DMs: EMs were even weaker: Gold has formed a downtrend: Oil reversed: And metals: Plus miners: And EM stocks: Junk did better: Bonds were mostly sold: Not Australia: Stocks held on grimly: Westpac has the evetn wrap: Event Wrap US NY (Empire)

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The Australian Independent Media Network Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 06:00 Source

The Government’s accidental emailing of their confidential talking points is nothing more than a manifesto of how to tell lies, to lie by omission, mislead and generally confuse people. They have nothing to do with providing the public with information about the Government’s progress in resolving issues, or initiatives in progress, or even the introduction…

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John Quiggin Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 05:12 Source

That’s the message being given to Australian social science and humanities researchers from the systems of journal rankings adopted in many disciplines.

This point was made to the Senate recently by historians from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Greg Melleuish and Stuart McIntrye, who are more interested in researching and arguing about Australian history than in following Northern hemisphere fads

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THE BLOT REPORT Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:39 Source

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:10 Source

Thursday’s Lending to households and businesses release from the ABS revealed that total mortgage lending (excluding refinancings) rebounded strongly in August: As regular readers of MB will know, we consider the flow of housing and investor finance commitments to be premier indicators for dwelling value growth. This view is based on the incredibly strong historical

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:06 Source

Michael Sainsbury last week published an article in Crikey warning that Australia’s universities face an “escalating crisis” as international student enrolments begin to dry up: The Australian university education sector is facing an existential crisis; its reliance on China, for about 30% of crucial international student revenue, is finally turning sour. Chinese enrolments next year

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:05 Source

An enterprising MB reader wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express anxieties about the national interest loyalties of Member for Chisholm, Glady’s Liu. Liu is on record lying about her senior memberships of Chinese Communist Party propaganda organisations, proudly declaring a fund raising record with dubious and very likely CCP cash, cynically misled the

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:04 Source

We are proud to announce that MB Fund Super accounts now offer personal (Life and Total & Permanent Disability) insurance cover. You can select Life only, TPD only or Life with linked TPD cover. We have spent considerable time in choosing an insurance partner that offers a sound and reliable insurance solution for MB Fund clients.

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MacroBusiness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Coal Bankruptcies Pile Up as Utilities Embrace Gas, Renewables – WSJ Central Bankers Accidentally Printed Cryptocurrencies Against Themselves – BeInCrypto Ethereum Is No Longer a Monopoly Platform for Stablecoins – Coin Telegraph Global Gloom: Why the current Economic Crisis can last a full generation – Dkoding Americas: America’s richest

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 14, 2019 - 19:08 Source

a little something for the evening banter…..   Australia major projects pipeline   Interbank Market Stress Australia – who likes to drive further   Tax Havens and revenues foregone     Household liabilities and GDP     US Overnight Repo rate     External debt to China   Hong Kong migration destinations     China

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, October 14, 2019 - 16:40 Source

Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens. In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated, not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained in Pakistan…

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Renew Economy Monday, October 14, 2019 - 16:18 Source

AEMC responds to criticism about its COGARTI blue-print for new generation and transmission, saying it has taken many of the early submissions on board.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 14, 2019 - 15:37 Source

Empowering Homes program rooftop solar rebateDeakin University team investigates “holy grail” of solar PV recycling, by extracting silicon from discarded panels for use in lithium-ion batteries.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 14, 2019 - 15:07 Source

investors matt matthew kean NSW energy minister clean energy summit IGCC investors - optimisedNSW Energy minister confident he has right settings to encourage investors to drive decarbonisation of state's grid, and says responding to climate change is prudent business management.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 14, 2019 - 14:55 Source

Bringing together key local and global energy-storage innovators, the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2020) is returning to Adelaide. Registrations to exhibit and sponsor have opened.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 14, 2019 - 14:40 Source

With Australian real household disposable incomes lower today than seven years ago: The AFR reports that private school fees have risen at roughly twice the rate of inflation every year for the past decade: Edstart, which lends money for education, says private school fees have gone up 3.1 per cent this year – nearly twice

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 14, 2019 - 14:20 Source

The NSW regional city of Tamworth is currently facing Stage 4 water restrictions, with the Chaffey Dam at just 18.9% capacity after experiencing record low inflows: The Peel Valley region is also predicted to run out of water by June 2020 unless there is significant rain fall. Not to worry. The NSW and Federal Governments

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 14, 2019 - 14:00 Source

If there’s one iron clad truth in property, it’s that land values appreciate while structures depreciate. This is certainly the case in both Melbourne and Sydney, where high-rise apartment value growth has badly lagged detached house growth over the past decade, according to new research from propertyology. From The Age: Analysis by Propertyology, a company

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, October 14, 2019 - 14:00 Source

By Ad astra   Around two years ago, The Political Sword published Is Donald Trump mad? In November of last year, it published Is Donald Trump crumbling? It could be argued that Trump’s recent behaviour warrants another such article. But why bother? We’ve said it all before, as have columnists the world over. Trump’s recent behaviour has been characterized…

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 14, 2019 - 13:40 Source

Superannuation industry pundits remain at odds over whether the federal government should follow through with the planned legislated increase in the superannuation guarantee from 9.5% to 12%. QIC CEO Damien Frawley has called for more flexibility regarding the compulsory superannuation guarantee. He argues that some employers and people on low incomes cannot afford the legislated

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 14, 2019 - 13:20 Source

The latest Roy Morgan Research (RMR) unemployment estimate for August was steady ay 8.7%, but was down by 0.7% year-on-year: Underemployment has also fallen by 1.4% over the past year to 7.0%, with labour underutilisation tracking at 15.7% (down from 2.1% from a year ago): Below are the key points from the release: The workforce,

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Renew Economy Monday, October 14, 2019 - 13:12 Source

Lyon Group says it strikes a deal with leading Chinese group as it seeks to bring its solar and storage proposals to market.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 14, 2019 - 13:02 Source

Clean Energy Council says nuclear power would need "minor miracle" to get up in Australia, and inquiry distracts from “much more pressing and worthwhile topics.”

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