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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 13:20 Source

Two years ago, ABC News reported that Sydney’s toll road network is the most expensive and extensive in the world: …transport experts have given the city the dubious honour of having the most extensive — and expensive — urban toll road network in the world. Sydney has nine toll roads that include a total of

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 13:00 Source

Unusually for Australian dollar trade, it is down sharply in Asia today as CNH falls: The yuan has been remarkably resilient as Chinese prospects have dimmed. It has been some whacko tail-end blowoff of the Fed’s free money flows. It’s not going to last as the PBoC shifts to RRR and rate cuts in due

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:30 Source

Endless China fanboi, High White, penned a great piece at The Saturday Paper that summarised the nuclear debates over the weekend: If Australia’s submarines were intended primarily to defend Australia and our closer neighbours, then there is no way we’d consider nuclear propulsion. But the navy decided many years ago that the primary role for

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Renew Economy Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:29 Source

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Renew Economy Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:14 Source

solar farm construction retail electricity prices AEMC - optimisedAustralia's go slow on climate means it faces one of the steepest decarbonisation challenges, but doing so will leave consumers better off.

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:00 Source

For those needing a deeper take on things try the following on Evergrande: Societe Generale Nordea Goldman 1 Goldman 2 UBS Enjoy!  

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:40 Source

Last week, China officially sought to join the 11 member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which came into effect in late 2019: Beijing seeks to join the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao presented China’s application to New Zealand

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Renew Economy Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:28 Source

As Australia turns to nuclear power for its submarines, a UK prototype will test the use of autonomous green hydrogen submarines for freight transport.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:27 Source

After spending 9 years as a Queensland copper, Peter Dutton was elected to Federal parliament at the age of 30 and he has been bumbling around pissing people off ever since. He refused to attend the apology to the Stolen Generations, saying he “regarded it as something which was not going to deliver tangible outcomes…

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:17 Source

NSW recorded 935 new COVID infections over the past 24 hours and four deaths: NSW recorded 935 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 1 case was acquired overseas, & 28 previously reported cases have been excluded following investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:00 Source

We were fine before it. And we will be fine after it. So disregard the panic coming from the likes of Terry MCrann: …all of those Chinese benefactors outside iron ore are currently on Covid-hold, along with other more “minor” exports which China, unrelated to Covid – apart from perhaps, a certain ­irritation over a

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:30 Source

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue’s inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply suggests that saving for a deposit is the biggest hurdle to home ownership. The RBA shows that while the ratio of house prices to income has soared, especially across Sydney and

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Your Democracy Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:12 Source

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Australia has defended its decision to scrap a multi-billion dollar submarine purchase from France in favour of a new security pact with the US and UK. 

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:00 Source

The latest Newspoll survey shows a profound shift away from the Lib-Lab political duopoly towards minor parties. As shown in the next chart, primary support for Labor has fallen to 38%, whereas it is tracking at only 37% for the Coalition. By contrast, support for minor parties other than One Nation (denoted as ‘Other’) has

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xkcd.com Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:00 Source

Anna Karenina is a happy family lumper and unhappy family splitter.

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 09:30 Source

Full note from Zero Hedge. I agree with the premises but not the conclsuion for another broad stimulus. At least, not yet. Xi appears committed to giving this reform round a genuine crack.   Something historic will happen this week: as Beijing warned last week, China’s largest and most indebted property developer, Evergrande, will default on some (or all)

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Cheeseburger Gothic Monday, September 20, 2021 - 09:14 Source

My Big Green Egg is still in transit from the US, but I’ve been getting ready. It’s going on the front deck, in the space currently occupied by our sophisticated home defence unit, pictured below.

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 09:09 Source

Victoria has recorded another 567 locally acquired COVID cases – the highest number this outbreak: Reported yesterday: 567 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas. – 39,939 vaccines administered – 50,915 test results received – Sadly, 1 person with COVID-19 has died More later: https://t.co/OCCFTAtS1P#COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData pic.twitter.com/Mp0JUSkTll — VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) September 19, 2021 One

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 09:00 Source

The Evergrande saga is intensifying daily. The firm’s equity is all but gone. Its debt barely trades. Its sales and assets are crashing in value. Its brand damage is ruinous. Moreover, we have now reached a point of open crisis for the entire Chinese property development sector. Funding spread blowouts are indistinguishable from being frozen.

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John Quiggin Monday, September 20, 2021 - 08:31 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 08:30 Source

Risk aversion roared back on Wall Street on Friday night as sentiment soured once again due to Fed tapering and tax hike concerns domestically, while the Chinese Evergrande saga overshadowed Asian equities. The USD came back stronger against many of the risk currencies as a result, with the Euro and Aussie dollar putting in new

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Your Democracy Monday, September 20, 2021 - 06:35 Source

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Your Democracy Monday, September 20, 2021 - 06:04 Source

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Never trust the Americans: Europe feels cheated, humiliated, betrayed

When Joe Biden became President, he reassured Europe that he is going to reverse Trump's policy of tilting toward Asia-Pacific, and will revive the traditional American policy of considering Europe as the most important ally of America.

 

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, September 20, 2021 - 06:00 Source

Come the next election, it’s a fair bet that Scott Morrison will use the pandemic as the reason he and his Coalition partner have been unable to deliver on anything or appropriately act on many unfinished reports, too numerous to mention. Such as how much the Prime Minister knew about Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations. Too busy…

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Your Democracy Monday, September 20, 2021 - 05:56 Source

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:10 Source

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) last week released state population data for the March quarter of 2021, which revealed that Victoria was the only jurisdiction to lose population over the year, with the state losing 42,900 people (a 0.6% decline): At the other end of the spectrum, Queensland added 43,900 people (+0.9%), with the

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:05 Source

The ferrous complex remained under intense pressure on September 17, 2021 with both spot and paper getting flogged again: There was no movement in Dalain overnight because it is closed for holidays until Wednesday. A circuit breaker if ever there was one needed. My $100 target reached! Where to next? UBS has more: Iron ore

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:05 Source

It looks like DXY is revving up to break higher. EUR is plunging: AUD was flushed again Friday night: Gold too, oil held on: Base metals were mixed. The copper chart is developing a bearish down channel and why not? Big miners whoa! EM stocks held on: EM junk is peeling off southwards: Treasuries backed-up:

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:03 Source

The nation’s auction clearance rate rebounded further over the weekend, recording a preliminary national clearance rate of 74.6%, up from the prior weekend’s 72.3%. Sydney’s preliminary clearance rate remained rock solid at 82.3% versus 83.8% the prior weekend, whereas Melbourne’s rebounded to 56.4% from 54.5% the prior weekend, but remained weak: According to CoreLogic regarding

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Covid showed us what Keynes already knew – NY Times Global supply chain disruptions driving up cost of unusual assortment of items – News National How World Bank leaders put pressure on staff to alter a global index – The Economist Amazon and Wal-Mart want to become financiers and

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