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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 07:38 Source

Cross posted from Investing in Chinese Stocks The offshore yuan market is heading lower once more. Keep an eye on the Asian Dollar Index. The yuan is by far the largest component. It isn’t a volatile index, but it also isn’t far from the major support level of the past 4 years or so. If […]

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MacroBusiness Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 07:00 Source

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Poll Bludger Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 05:01 Source

This was one of those alternating weeks where all we get in the way of a new poll is Essential Research, and there being nothing remarkable about that result one way or another, BludgerTrack records only the tiniest of changes this week. Such movement as there is favours the Coalition, which is as much to do with the trend momentum created by last week’s Newspoll and ReachTEL results as the very slight shift to the Coalition in Essential. This causes the seat projection to tick over another seat in the Coalition’s favour, the gain coming in New South Wales.

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Global Guerrillas Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 03:24 Source

Wall Street exists due to one reason.

Bad information flow.  The flow was bad because we  didn't have the technology required to flow it any other way.

Bad information is why we created investors and Wall Street.  

The financial sector emerged to weed through the bad information and find the right places to invest money.  

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 03:19 Source

Alabadi wants no ‘boots on the ground’ from other Arab countries, or from the US, or the EU, or anywhere else. He especially doesn’t want Sunnis, from Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, armed and uniformed, in his country.

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North Coast Voices Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 00:16 Source

Industries and individual businesses with a history of severe environment degradation or pollution have never liked this the fact that COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 45DD exists:Situations in which boycotts permitted……..Dominant purpose of conduct relates to environmental protection or consumer protection             (3)  A 

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North Coast Voices Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 00:15 Source

Members of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights:Senator Dean Smith, Chair Western Australia, LPLaurie Ferguson MP, Deputy Chair Werriwa, New South Wales, ALPAndrew Laming MP Bowman, Queensland, LPKen Wyatt AM MP Hasluck, Western Australia, LPSenator Matthew Canavan Queensland, NATDavid Gillespie MP Lyne, New South Wales, NATSenator Carol Brown Tasmania, ALPSenator Claire Moore Queensland, ALPMichelle Rowland MP Greenway, New South Wales, ALPSenator Penny Wright South Australia, AGThe Commit

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 22:06 Source

There are times when I like to take a step back and consider things from a fresh perspective.

Not being able to see someone’s face is a security risk, the argument goes, so we should ban the burqa from Parliament. We’re not being anti-Muslim, the argument goes, we just want to be safe.

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En Passant Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 21:34 Source

The government has increased ASIO and other spy agency spending by $630 million a year.  The war in Iraq will cost an extra $500 million a year.

So who is going to pay for this? You and me, through more Budget cuts.

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Croakey Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 20:54 Source

First Nations youth will be meeting in Melbourne this weekend, and showing leadership in the fight for climate justice, reports Amelia Telford, a Bundjalung woman, who is the Indigenous Coordinator for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. ***...

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 19:14 Source

It’s not that great, but it’s the high water mark, probably, of War Leader Abbott and the Brandis attempt, successful so far, to end our democracy altogether.

Labor is on 54 in Victoria, and would win/will win comfortably there in November. In other states, however, it’s not as clear as that.

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Core Econ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 18:43 Source

Economics is an intellectually challenging and  socially relevant area of study. According to the Hamilton project studying economics gives you a better shot at striking it rich. Here are some nice figures that illustrate the point:

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Croakey Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 18:17 Source

As recently reported at Croakey, these past weeks have brought an increased momentum in global efforts to tackle climate change – although the image below is a reminder that Australia is dragging the chain, at so many levels. Public health expert...

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oecomuse Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 17:59 Source

The apparently vexed question of what men ‘should’ call women keeps resurfacing. It is not in fact a vexed question. It is a simple one.

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En Passant Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 17:32 Source

Australia’s Prime Minister is dog-whistling to racists to physically attack women who wear burqas.

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