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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:00 Source

There is no end to it. Via The Australian: Oil giant ExxonMobil is considering a Victorian LNG import plant to replace rapidly declining Bass Strait gasfields, in a move that could draw in BHP to help build a floating terminal at less than half the cost of rival east coast gas import plans by AGL

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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 08:13 Source

First and second generation migrants and refugees have been documenting their journeys and their impressions of Australia for decades, often self-publishing their stories in their first languages or in English. In the 1980s and 90s, a small number of these accounts made it into bookshops, particularly multiculturalism came along with its embrace of the “ethnic writer,” who became important evidence of the success of Australian diversity. They told a different, more complex story from the conventional narrative of Australian migration as a journey of successful assimilation.

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 08:13 Source

By Chris Becker  Another interesting week on risk markets capped by a solid selloff in commodities on Friday night as the USD regained its strength. The international trade war is heating up, with the ECB somewhat ahead of the curve with its shock announcement of a defnitive hold in interest rate appreciation for at least

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 04:32 Source

Via The Australian: Popular support for Malcolm Turnbull has hit its highest level since the last election but the Prime Minster has failed to lift support for the government, which continues to trail Labor with five critical by-elections looming. The results come as One Nation suffered a significant hit in the wake of the public

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:25 Source

Friday night saw a little gain for EUR and stable DXY: The hilarious EUR long remains massive: But AUD was smashed against developed markets (DMs). It closed at new lows versus USD: Here’s a closer look at AUD/USD: AUD CFTC positioning shifted less bearish at -15k contracts: AUD was also weaker than most emerging market

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:24 Source

Via Bloomberg: A Sydney-based fund manager that profited from the selloff in Turkey’s bonds and currency last month now expects a slump closer to home, as a stronger greenback weighs on the Australian dollar. The Aussie may fall more than 10 per cent to the “mid-60s” US cents in 12 months, said Vimal Gor, head

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:21 Source

Ghettoisation of Australian cities is the plan. It’s quantitative peopling and it’s going swimmingly right across the Sydney’s and Melbourne’s west at astonishing speed. Via The Australian: Demographic shifts driven by Australia’s immigration program threaten to lock Sydney’s western suburbs and parts of Melbourne into a bleak future, as low-income ethnic clusters struggle to cope

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:17 Source

Via CoreLogic: Auction volumes more than doubled week-on-week across the combined capital cities Auction volumes increased significantly over the week with 1,991 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities, up from just 904 last week when auction volumes were lower due to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. The preliminary clearance rate was recorded

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:15 Source

Via Westpac: Dynamics of the labour market continue to surprise us Total employment rose 12.0k in May but even though this is below what is considered to be a trend gain in the labour force, the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4% from 5.6%, a significant two percentage point drop in one month (5.40% from 5.60%

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:11 Source

Just in case you missed it. Via the ABC: To understand the deep institutional anxiety about Huawei among Australia’s closest security partners, you have to understand the British experience with the Chinese telecommunications giant. It’s not an episode that’s much advertised, deliberately so. But it’s an episode that is held against Huawei when it comes

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:10 Source

Via Domainfax: States and territories that slash greenhouse gas emissions will likely do the heavy lifting while others would be allowed to do less under the Turnbull government’s update of its signature energy plan. Energy analysts raised concerns about the latest updated National Energy Guarantee, with one describing it as a “Frankenstein’s monster” rather than

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:05 Source

Iron ore prices for June 15, 2018: Prices have not updated today. Tianjin benchmark is at $66. I expect to see weakness when Dalian opens given the news flow on tariffs. In news, slow moving disputes herald more supply ahead. Samarco is plodding forward: After a year of back and forth, the owners of the idle

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MacroBusiness Monday, June 18, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Russia dumps half of its US Treasury bonds – RT Citibank fined $100 million for interest rate manipulation – CNN China announces retaliatory tariffs on $34 billion worth of US goods, including agriculture products – CNBC   Americas: US separates 2,000 children in six weeks – BBC (taking a leaf out of Australia’s

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Poll Bludger Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 22:11 Source

Newspoll returns after three weeks to find the situation all but totally unchanged.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 21:30 Source

“A new story, a new beginning, one of peace. Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story in a special moment in time. When a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated, what will he choose?” High-tech-sci-fi labs, fast trains and a slam-dunking basketballer flit across the screen as a bizarre,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 19:01 Source

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has written an essay in which she acknowledges that Muslims in Australia face prejudice, and that instilling fear and hatred is an easy, but unhelpful, course of action. She references Robert Menzies who argued that the cultivation of the spirit of hatred against the Japanese was not a proper instrument of war policy.…

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John Quiggin Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 16:35 Source

I’ve kept out of the latest silly culture war so far, but I couldn’t resist this from Josh Frydenberg. After decrying a “long march to the left” in Australian universities, he says

It is absolutely critical that the next generation of students understand about where the rule of law came from, where democracy came from, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, women’s suffrage

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Poll Bludger Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 15:58 Source

A week out from the McGowan government's first electoral test in Western Australia, a new poll suggests Labor will do rather a lot better than they might have feared.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 11:08 Source

While I’m sure that there’s a lot of anti-vaxers chomping at the bit to read what I have to say, I thought that I’d start with the Treasurer: That’s right! He’s used “it’s” when he should have used “its”. But that’s not what I’m writing about today. As I said when Donald Trump wrote “there”…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:30 Source

By Loz Lawrey I’ve been resisting the urge to write yet another “rant” because … geez, who wants to hear more whingeing? Another complaint, another letter to the paper from yet another grumpy old man who thinks the world’s going to hell in a handbasket? Yet I awoke today to read that the Liberal Party…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 09:28 Source

ABC : Good morning PM can we start by asking if you will take your corporate tax cuts to the next election so that the Australian people can give you a mandate for what you now call your signature policy ? PM: No way Jose. We are committed to getting these tax cuts through before…

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John Quiggin Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 15:40 Source

Thanks to everyone who commented on the first eleven chapters of my book-in-progress, <em>Economics in Two Lessons</em>.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:00 Source

We came across a skeleton of a building bristling with warnings: Asbestos, Stay Out; Danger, Do Not Enter. The sense was that entering this site of history in Townsville, North Queensland, would kill you. And damn well it would have, sending you keeling over in fumes, damning you even if, on entering, you had hoped…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 08:02 Source

    All night joint, Frank Andrew, 1946, Art Gallery of NSW I will load more later but I need to run kids around first – G   Global Macro, Markets & Investing Trump announces $50bn in China tariffs, escalating possibility of trade war – Guardian       Americas         Asia

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 06:39 Source

The 2014 National Commission of Audit decided there were “too many government bodies in Australia” and suggested abolishing, merging or privatising 99 of them. One recommendation was the consolidation of border protection services which ultimately led to the formation of Dutton’s superministry. “A consolidation of Australia’s border services has the potential to generate significant savings…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 06:00 Source

Saturday 16 June 2018 Introduction This week ended much like the last: boringly quiet. The big event of course was the meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. The Donald added to his personal embellishments of himself by describing himself as brave. He seemed to create the impression that because he now likes the fellow…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 05:39 Source

May continued to see positive returns across our portfolios,  our Australian fund was up 2% and the rest were up around 1% over the month. These returns came as protectionist trade rows flared and markets belatedly realised that European growth is slowing more sharply than expected – themes that we were relatively well positioned for.

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 01:40 Source

Undoubtedly, sellers are in charge and it’s solely because of this that the cryptocurrency market cap is down $25 billion in the last four days or so. But, this is coming at the expense of other coins because Bitcoin controls […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, June 15, 2018 - 22:47 Source

Australia Australia – change in 20% deposit for median priced dwelling, major cities 2008-2018     Australian mortgage rates     Australia – Credit impulse and house prices (1)     Australian lending growth and house prices (2)     Housing Finance, Annual Growth – Owner occupiers     Housing Finance, Annual Growth – specufestors

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Harrangue Man Friday, June 15, 2018 - 21:07 Source

The former was playing in the shed inside as I rode and the latter was being used across the road.They Might Be Giants won. I stayed riding and was not scared away.Which is good; no one wants a chainsaw massacred legend band.

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