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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 17:07 Source

by Chris Becker What was supposed to be a risk-on day was spoiled somewhat by a Trump speech which included equal amounts of rhetoric and “I can’t believe he just said that”, sending the USD higher on concerns about trade. Some Chinese markets were closed due to a typhoon while the ASX200 was the worst

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 15:31 Source

Because nobody else was brave eough to tell the truth about cannibal sea lice. In less than one week. With no editing. Or cover artist.

Available where all good books are sold, even though, you know, it really shouldn't be.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 14:40 Source

Coordinated by environmental finance group Market Forces, shareholders in Origin Energy have filed a series of resolutions with the oil and gas major.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 14:09 Source

by Chris Becker The always fun to read Tom Price from Morgan Stanley asks the question as commodities put in some great market performance as the USD (measured by the DXY dollar index) goes down the golden toilet: The technical reasons are all very similar, with copper here illustrative of a bullish rectangle pattern that

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Inside Story Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 13:58 Source

Talk to people in Indigenous new media and you’ll probably hear the story of a $200 online survey that realigned the debate about the constitutional recognition of First Nations people in Australia. At first blush, it’s a tale about a niche Indigenous-led media outlet that distinguished itself sharply from a multimillion-dollar, government-sponsored publicity campaign. And it has a happy ending, because the community it represents went on to validate its work. Go deeper, and it’s also the story of potentially deeper shifts.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 13:35 Source

The story continues with dispiriting relentlessness. The remark by Samuel Beckett in The Unnamable comes to mind: “I can’t go on.  I’ll go on.” With the sense of incapacity about going on, yet doing so with a drone’s dedicated commitment, President Donald Trump did what US Presidents have done since George W. Bush: commit. Commit,…

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Renew Economy Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 13:32 Source

Murdoch media's "Monkey's uncle" thinks solar towers and storage are intermittent. But its performance during eclipse shows otherwise.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 13:00 Source

A slow news day always throws up the loons. From Crikey’s Bernard Keane: There are many things to accuse the big banks of. But pushing Australians into buying residential property isn’t exactly up there in the long list of their sins, despite last night’s Four Corners expose of the “powder keg” that apparently is the Australian property market. Such

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Renew Economy Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:54 Source

CEFC extends $90m corporate loan to Cleanaway, its first major transaction with a leading Australian waste management company.

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Prosper Australia Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:50 Source

What’s the problem? Class struggle? Population? Debt? Bank nationalisation? Something else? ‘Something else’ is more important than each of the others, but we always say it’s “too hard and will never happen!” And so we continue to plod along in an economic slough of despond, blaming this government or that government, for not taking this […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:48 Source

Forecasts for solar PV installations in China for 2017 rise to 40-45 GW.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:47 Source

Nissan says its next-gen model LEAF – still the world's most sold all-electric vehicle – will be unveiled September 9.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:24 Source

No Wall St rally for you! XJO is kidding: As Dalian crashes: Big Iron is off: Big Gas looks strong. If you don’t mind stealing from pensioners then the charts look constructive: Big Gold is firm too but I’m definitely a seller on the notion that Trump has bottomed: Big Bubble is getting hosed as

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00 Source

By Dr George Venturini Heinz Alfred ‘Henry’ Kissinger obtained a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1954. His interest was on Castelreagh and Metternich – two empire builders. He devoted his life to sublimate them. In an incendiary, studiedly defamatory book the late Christopher Hitchens described him as “a mediocre and opportunist academic [intent on] becoming…

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00 Source

From Rob Burgess: Former electronics entrepreneur Dick Smith launched another anti-immigration campaign this week, claiming to be tackling a vital issue that the media is wilfully ignoring. However, by approaching the topic with the same oversimplifications contained in his 2010 documentary Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle, Mr Smith is introducing further risk to our vulnerable economy. That

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