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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:13 Source

The anticipated shortfall in the gas market - which prompted the Turnbull government to intervene this week - may be short-lived, thanks to the huge investment in new wind and solar farms.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:09 Source

According to a new CSIRO and ENA report, not nearly as much as the naysayers would have you think.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:41 Source

Cause they suck at forecasting! From Bloxo today: Hooray for Futureboom!

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:37 Source

This is not news for MB readers but the AFR has finally caught up today: Any surge in government borrowing with so-called “good debt” could potentially weaken Australia’s hold on its AAA credit rating because the agencies gauging the nation’s budget credibility are more concerned about servicing costs than the quality of assets underpinning its debt.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:27 Source

Via Ifeng: The original title: regulatory focus on banks across the board tighten the development of real estate financing to meet the “frozen” moment “In recent years, various banks have received intensive checks from the regulatory authorities, and in the field of credit risk, the development of loans is the focus of the inspection.” The

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:27 Source

Via Ifeng: The original title: regulatory focus on banks across the board tighten the development of real estate financing to meet the “frozen” moment “In recent years, various banks have received intensive checks from the regulatory authorities, and in the field of credit risk, the development of loans is the focus of the inspection.” The

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:23 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has released its private sector credit aggregates data for the month of March 2017: A chart showing the long-run breakdown in the components is provided below: Personal credit growth (-0.3% MoM; -0.6% QoQ; -1.5% YoY) is still in the gutter and falling, whereas business credit

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:18 Source

There’s plenty of sizzle but what exactly is the sausage?

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:18 Source

There’s plenty of sizzle but what exactly is the sausage?

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Renew Economy Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:15 Source

In the 100 days since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has embarked on an all-out assault on the environment. Here's a timeline.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:05 Source

Hello: Owner occupiers and investors signing up to interest-only fixed rate deals will be the worst hit with some hikes as high as 0.4 per cent. On 2, 4, and 5 year fixed owner occupier interest-only loans the rates will rise by 0.4 per cent on the bank’s Breakfree products (this is one of the

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:56 Source

Via SBS: Westpac appears to have ruled out funding the controversial Adani mine by limiting lending to basins that are already producing thermal coal. Australia’s oldest bank on Friday published a climate change action plan in which it said it would limit thermal coal project lending to producing basins where the coal quality is highest

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:46 Source

APRA’s March mortgage data is out and shows specufestor loans still accelerating at 4.6% year on year, up from 4.4% in February: ANZ CBA MAC NAB SUN WBC BEN SUN Total Mar-17 -0.4 8.4 -6.3 4.9 2.8 5.7 4.4 2.8 4.6 Feb-17 -1.1 8.4 -6.1 4.6 5.2 5.5 5.6 5.2 4.4 Jan-17 -1.7 7.9 -5.7

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:40 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released Producer Price Index (PPI) data for the March quarter, which registered a 0.5% quarterly rise in final (stage 3) prices and an increase of only 1.3% over the year: The 0.5% rise in final (stage 3) prices was driven primarily by rises in

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:28 Source

Iron ore can coking coal futures are holding last night’s gains at the open in Dalian: But Big Iron does not care as BHP opens on a new correction low and RIO, as well as FMG follow: Vale has spooked the market with ordinary earnings and a pledge to return Samarco to production in H2.

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