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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 16:54 Source

Is it all systems go on risk markets again? Not quite, but it seems that sanity may yet prevail with potential relief from the trade war, albeit speculative that Trump may pullback some of the announcements. Stocks across the region rallied from relief more than anything with the USD still mixed against the majors The

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 16:23 Source

The evolution of electric motorcycles is happening before our eyes, with control systems and battery designs the final barriers to yet more power and speed.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 15:46 Source

JA Solar announced that the electricity generating capability of its bifacial mono PERC double glass module was certified by international authoritative testing institute TUV Rheinland.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 14:53 Source

Nice work from Martin North today: There is a chart doing the rounds courtesy for the CEC (an Australian Political Party, who is advocating the introduction of a Glass Steagall banking separation bill, and which is likely to tabled late June) which shows that the total value of financial derivatives in Australia is around $37 trillion dollars.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 14:48 Source

Here are five ways the the NEG will penalise consumers, particularly those with rooftop solar. If it all sounds like it can’t possibly be true, it is. But it can be fixed.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 14:41 Source

Blockchain platform developed by Perth-based Power Ledger used in California to manage credits generated by renewable EV charging.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 14:27 Source

Coalition seeks to make it harder for any future government to change low-ball emissions targets, and removes option for changes with 5-years notice.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 14:08 Source

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5C, a new paper says.

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Harrangue Man Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 14:08 Source

My Leprechaun was attacked by Talisman's drunken Tavern Farmer with strength of three and whose pic has him armed with a pitchfork being used as a pole-arm---why he took his pitchfork with him to the Tavern is beyond me but the dust up happens outside.Me wee green one had the Inferno Spear; a hellish fire weapon that adds two to your attack and if you take another character's life they have to burn an object.I've fought that farmer thousands of times but that one was special.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:10 Source

Labor’s foreign policy and national security alternative looks like a complete dill today: The senior Labor MP on Federal Parliament’s peak security committee has sent a clear warning to China to drop its objections to new foreign interference laws, saying it is foolish to put Australia’s “back up against the wall” on the new powers.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:04 Source

The old adage in investment markets is when everyone is bearish, you should be bullish. Can that be said of cryptocurrencies? Recently, the Bank for International Settlements – the central bank’s central bank – came out with a damning report into the market for “alternative” currencies, pointing to the major flaws of scaleability and trustworthiness

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Harrangue Man Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:56 Source

I'd sent another ping, one late at night, about an issue that vexed and the next morning I had an effusive thanks but with an ask to submit via the official website. The re-steer was generous and accepting and even though my pitch might get knocked back in that moment I felt valued for my work—and they got back to me in the time between I went to bed then woke up.It's a high bar to clear for me. Too often you get either nothing or an eventual sclerotic harrumph but I got a near instant "Great! Here's the link to submit for realsies."I was delighted.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:50 Source

AUD is flopping around under 0.74 cents this morning: Bonds are sold: XJO is at a new post-GFC high as threats rise everywhere: Dalian is off the lows: Big Iron is flat: Big Gas is up: Big Gold is up: A short squeeze has taken hold in the banks, the real driver: Big Realty is

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:05 Source

More evidence that the labour is softening at a good clip. Via DEEWR: Is that a sickening trend I see before me? Too early to say but not exactly powering…

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:00 Source

Via the ASX: Aqualand just got itself a captured realtor cheap as chips! The stock is up: Still wouldn’t buy it given the shakeout in housing.

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