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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:10 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Obesity Policy Coalition has called for mandatory reformulation of sugary beverages following new modelling showing that at least 155,000 premature deaths would be averted if beverage makers slashed the energy content of their sugary drinks by 30%. From The Canberra Times: “The results are a clear demonstration of the harm

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Renew Economy Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:10 Source

In the wake of this year's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the global race to bring solar PV integrated EVs to market is hotting up. And Australia is a key contender.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:07 Source

New study highlights billions of dollars saved through rooftop solar installations, as ACCC defends manipulation of markets by major generators as "rational behaviour", says nothing can be done about "gold plating" of networks, and argues against measures to encourage more renewables.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:07 Source

New study highlights billions of dollars saved through rooftop solar installations, as ACCC defends manipulation of markets by major generators as "rational behaviour", says nothing can be done about "gold plating" of networks, and argues against measures to encourage more renewables.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 16, 2017 - 13:54 Source

Yates, Corbell team up to create new renewable energy investment fund that will write contracts and tap into huge pipeline of wind, solar, storage projects.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, October 16, 2017 - 13:30 Source

Ahh! … Yes … I can see that you are all a tad jaded and tuckered out with the political shenanigans. I tell you what … sit back and relax and I’ll tell you a story. It is constructed from two events: one, when a friend told me of finding a very old woomera in…

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 13:15 Source

From Roy Morgan Research: It’s Official: Overall some 8% (345,000) of mortgage holders in Australia in the year to August 2017 have been identified as having little or no real equity in their home, an increase from 7.1% twelve months ago. This is based on the fact that the value of their home is only

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:52 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released visitor arrivals and departures data for the month of August, which registered another lift in annual permanent and long-term arrivals, which remains at turbo-charged levels. In the year to August 2017, there were 777,430 permanent and long-term arrivals into Australia – up 6%

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En Passant Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:44 Source


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Old white men dominate our news, our economy, our politics and our lives. Harvey Weinstein is but the latest example of rich white male ruling-class overlordship. Me in Independent Australia today.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:41 Source

By Leith van Onselen The Turnbull Government and the Business Council of Australia (BCA) will today step-up their efforts to cut Australia’s corporate tax rate from 30% to 25% for all companies. From The AFR: Big business will step up its campaign to extend corporate tax cuts to all businesses this week with a campaign

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:17 Source

Dalian has opened down sharply from overnight gains: RIO has ripped to break out highs: Some of it can be explained by this, from Bloomie: RIO’s 62% ore is holding up bit better than 58%. Even so, rallying so hard into the current array of China risks – including an epic five month Winter shutdown

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:01 Source

By Leith van Onselen Australia’s speculator frenzy has begun to moderate, according to today’s Lending Finance data for August, released by the ABS. As shown below, the annual value of investor loans in New South Wales (read Sydney) has flattened out, whereas Victoria (read Melbourne) – the second hottest market – continues to rise slowly. By

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:32 Source

Did the weird just turn super boring? A group of fintech start-ups have submitted cases to the Reserve Bank of Australia and the federal Treasury to demonstrate the need for a new government-endorsed Australian dollar cryptocurrency. “The Digital Australian Dollar would be a huge step to grow our vibrant blockchain and digital currencies industry,” said FinTech

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:15 Source

Via Goldman: Interview with David Shambaugh David Shambaugh is Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science and International Affairs, and the founding director of the China Policy Program at the George Washington University. In addition to his work in academia, he has served on the staff of the US National Security Council East Asia

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