Links 9 January 2019

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  1. Now this really does suggest to me the average Chinese is tightening their belt. (& Apple did OK)

    China’s MobilePhone shipment declined 15.6% in 2018, according to China Academy of Information and Communications Tech, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

    While we focus on Chinese Muslims, the Tibetans are still coping it also

    • Lol, little Kev threw his toys out of the cot when Tumbrill didn’t further his career at a cushy UN post. Gone rogue. Must suck not getting wined and dined at the worlds taxpayers expense to pontificate how you can control the plebs.

      Having said that, I don’t think he is wrong that Murdoch is a cancer on politics and the world. But he is one of many rich old dudes pulling puppet strings behind the scenes.

    • Three idiots stupidly turning violence to deal with their frustrations towards about another idiot. May the assailants have the book thrown at them. It doesn’t make Magnitz any less of a tosser.

      Here are two German academics talking about globalization and its effects on Germany, and the rest of the world. As a bonus, there’a a Mark Blyth thrown in for free. It covers the effects of immigration, both perceived and real, and the role of dunderheads like Frank Magnitz in exploiting the frustrations within society. It also looks at how the establishment have their heads where the suns don’t shine, how people are all off in their own little worlds, and other things of that ilk.

  2. It’s a buying opportunity for investors to get a foothold in the market! Reus is right as usual! I only wish he said for savvy investors to snap up a bargain!

    Harvey believes the Sydney market has already experienced most of its drop. “So, the first three to six months of 2019 will present some of the best buying opportunities for investors to get a foothold in the market while there is less competition,” he says.


    • Nothing to do with those electronic booths in marginal seats that just happened to register suspiciously high votes for Trump compared to non electronic booths in same electorate.
      (as far as I know this was never explained or shown to have also been the case in other electorates that were not marginal)