MacroBusiness Weekend links 20-21 January, 2018

Loading the Jinker, W Lister Lister, 1914 Art Gallery of NSW   Asia China pads GDP with spending boost before party congress – Nikkei Asian Review China’s economy grew 6.9 per cent in 2017, eclipsing official targets but doubts remain – ABC China asked Marriott to shut down its website. The company complied. – Washington


Macrobusiness Weekend Links, 13-14 January 2018

The Intruder, Albert Tucker, 1964, Art Gallery of New South Wales   Macro, Markets & Investing Brent oil blasts through $70 as Iran showdown looms – Telegraph Visa and Dynamics Unveil the World’s First Wallet Card – DFA What’s $27 Billion to Wall Street? An Alarming Drop in Revenue – NY Times China Sets New


Weekend Links 6-7 January 2018

Tree of Life, John Coburn, 1965, Art Gallery of NSW Macro Markets & Investing Can The Fed Really Boost Bond Yields? – RealInvestmentAdvice China has become the new Japan, as nation eschews coal for natural gas in its war on air pollution – SCMP Why Low Inflation Is No Surprise – Project-Syndicate DeLong ‘Melt-up’ coinage


New Years Chartfest, 2 January 2018

All picked up from Twitter or reading within the last week… GLOBAL MARKETS & MACRO Total Assets of Major Global Central Banks 2017 Best & Worst commodities 2017 Best & Worst Currencies USD – GBP, EUR JPY 2017 Asset Returns Global Bonds and Central Bank balances Commodities v Equities Global Bonds Outstanding   UST Yields


New Years Links, 1 January 2018

    The artist’s fairy floss sold on the merry-go-round of life (sucker dealer): sucker dealer and the righteous anus, 1991, Dale Frank, National Gallery of Victoria   China China Offers Tax Incentives to Persuade U.S. Companies to Stay – NY Times China puts US$15,000 annual personal cap on overseas bank card withdrawals – SCMP


Links 28 December, 2017

Australian Beach Pattern, Charles Meere, 1940, Art Gallery of NSW   Markets, Macro & Investing Bitcoin bubble inflates again after pre-Christmas rout – Guardian China bourses behind Asia’s lead in global IPO boom – Nikkei Asian Review Copper Rallies to Three-Year High as China Plant Halts Output – Bloomberg Commodities Are ‘Screaming to Be Bought’


Boxing Day Chartfest, 26 December 2017

Libor – is there something up? 3 months UST  10 year UST US 10/2Yr to copper/gold US Income growth since 1980 Euro share inheritances Corporate Tax Rates     Currencies funding Bitcoin   Australian Auction Clearance Rates Reselling at a loss – Australia   Slum dwellers in Asia The growing global middle class     Australia’s


Christmas Day links, 25 December 2017

An early taste for literature, Charles Conder, 1888, Art Gallery of Ballarat Macro, Markets & Investing United Nations agrees more sanctions on North Korea, but is the world running out of options? – SCMP China, US can drive global growth despite policy differences, deputy finance minister says – SCMP LNG spot prices hit 3-year high


Weekend Links, September 2-3, 2017

Spring Moon, John Aland, 1967, Art Gallery of NSW   China China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold – Nikkei Asian Review ‘We must send our best to the front line’: Xi Jinping goes all out to rid China of poverty in three years – SCMP China bans new deposit certificates,


Weekend links 26-27 August 2017

Lagoon, Wimmera, 1943, Sidney Nolan, National Gallery of Victoria …..will do more as I get time…..   Macro & Markets Yellen: Financial rules have made economy stronger, changes should be ‘modest’ – Nikkei Asian Review ECB’s Draghi says protectionism threatens global growth – Nikkei Asian Review Emerging nations pivot toward monetary easing – Nikkei Asian


Weekend Links 8-9 July, 2017

‘Open Cut, Muswellbrook’ Weaver Hawkins, 1955 National Gallery of Victoria China Beijing seen lending Chinese yuan a huge helping hand – Nikkei Asian Review China widens investor access as bond trading link with Hong Kong launches – Guardian China is focusing on the wrong things to fix its economy, says economist – CNBC China’s cooling


MB Radio: Immigration gluttony. Can the Aussie economy be force fed?

In the wake of the 2017 Federal Budget and with prices for Australia’s major commodity exporting slumping Gunnamatta spoke with David Llewellyn-Smith and Leith van Onselen about the Australian economy and its key drivers and outlook.  In a wide ranging discussion they cover the role that immigration is currently playing in sustaining Australia’s current economic


Weekend Links 27-28 May, 2017

Surrealist Landscape, Peter Purves Smith, 1938, National Gallery of Victoria   China Regulator urges China banks to save ailing companies – The Boosterism Behind China’s Silk Road Story– Bloomberg China’s Addiction to Debt Now Threatens Its Growth – NY Times PBOC plans to adjust yuan fixing methodology as Fed interest rate rise looms –


MB Radio: Game of Mates

Upon the release of the new book ‘Game of Mates’ he has co authored with Paul Frijters about grey corruption and insider networks across a range of Australian economic sectors, Gunnamatta spoke with Cameron Murray about corruption, vested interest influence on political decisionmaking and resistance to public accountability and reform.  In a wide ranging discussion


Sunday Chartfest May 14, 2017

Another collection gleaned from a week wading through Twitter, a load of media articles and research, with a lead off on the budget.  Australia’s 2017 Budget   The forecast incomings   The Balances & Assumptions   The voyage to a Budget Surplus…….   Mining Investment and Exports   Net debt forecasts and their evolution  


Sunday Chartfest May 7, 2017

Just an experiment/for something different – A load of charts and diagrams collected over the last week or two from either twitter, business articles or research just grouped together under general themes   AUSTRALIAN REAL ESTATE Australian Capital City rents…..(what is happening in Hobart?)   Individuals claiming rental net profit and loss by age 2014/2015


MB Radio: Rort of the Elites

Just weeks out from the 2017 Federal budget Gunnamatta spoke with David Llewellyn Smith and Leith van Onselen about the economic backdrop framing budget decisions, as well as the dynamics of Australia’s key commodity exports and the implications this has for the economic outlook, employment, incomes growth and the housing market.  With the federal government and


Weekend Links 25-26 March, 2017

Cocking an ear, John Brack, 1948, National Gallery of Victoria   China China mortgage rules tightened to curb people divorcing to qualify to buy second homes – SCMP UnionPay bars Chinese buyers from swiping for Hong Kong property – SCMP China must urgently tackle soaring corporate debts, says OECD – SCMP China ‘drawing up rules


Weekend Links 18-19 March 2017

South seas icon No.21: Totem Mountain with brassy sky, Shay Docking, 1972-73, National Gallery of Victoria   China Chinese banks halt mortgage lending after reaching 1st quarter quota on new loans: report – SCMP Chart of the day: Shanghai steel rebar surprises – SCMP China private equity deal values cratered in 2016, but that’s not


Links 28 February 2017

Macro, Markets & Investing Coal Industry Casts Itself as a Clean Energy Player – NY Times Copper’s Price Surge Won’t End Soon – Bloomberg Rising policy uncertainty driving slowdown in global trade: World Bank – Business Times Against the tide: The return of the euro? – Euromoney Zinc rally may have further to run as


Links February 24, 2017

Macro, Markets & Investing The Trump ‘bubble’ skeptics are getting louder, but when — or if — it pops is anyone’s guess – Financial Post Preparation underway for Donald Trump, Xi Jinping to meet at G20 summit in July, sources say – SCMP OPEC searching for proof oil output cuts working – SCMP Federal Reserve minutes


Blinkered consultant offers serfdom as super-pension reform

The scourge of the neo liberal age is the management consultant type which never actually delivers much of an outcome for anyone, but regularly appears in private sector and public sector workplaces, usually under the guise of doing something ‘strategic’ which involves talking to lots of ‘stakeholders’ but sometimes looking at ‘processes’ and how ‘efficiencies’


Weekend Links 7-8 January 2017

He Sees Himself, Gareth Sansom, 1964 National Gallery of Victoria China China to plough US$361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020 – SCMP…one way to inject stimulus without it leaking offshore… China’s small banks vulnerable to bond sell-off, analysts say – SCMP Hong Kong’s offshore yuan market under strain as PBOC targets currency bears –


Christmas Weekend Mega Links Dec 24-28, 2016

Machine 10, Bridget Mclean, 1973, Art Gallery of NSW   China Xi open to growth below 6.5pc on debt risks – SCMP President Xi Open to Growth in China Falling Below 6.5% – Bloomberg Forex reserve safety concerns mean China ‘unlikely to massively sell US debt’ – SCMP China’s bond market plunge fans fears over


MB Radio: The Trump revolution Downunder

With the Brexit vote in June and the Donald Trump win in the U.S. Presidential election in November 2016 delivering an electoral riposte to a generation of increasing globalisation, Gunnamatta spoke with David Llewellyn- Smith and Leith Van Onselen about how the Australian economy is currently positioned, and of the implications for Australian economic policy


Weekend Links 12-13 November 2016

The Night of the Pigs, William Dobell, 1970, Art Gallery of NSW China Singles’ Day: Chinese to splurge $20bn in world’s biggest shopping event – Guardian The white-knuckle countdown to China’s party congress – Nikkei Asian Review China moving away from market economy – Nikkei Asian Review Many Chinese cities are slowly sinking – and


Weekend Links 29-30 October, 2016

The Shooting of Wild Dogs, Clifton Pugh, 1958, National Gallery of Victoria China China is in better shape than its critics make out – Telegraph China capital flight flashes warning as authorities forced to prick property bubble – Telegraph, AEP ‘Core’ leader Xi in position for next power grab – Nikkei Asian Review China central