Tag Archive: ASX INDEX

AUSTRALIA FOCUS : A NERVOUS CALM

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“if there isn’t a 10 per cent fall or a technical correction in stocks between now and August, they will post the third-longest bull market since 1937.” http://www.afr.com/markets/equity-markets/value-investors-nervous-as-asx200-on-the-brink-20150626-ghuk41 BLOOMBERG : “The correlation between the nation’s benchmark… Continue reading

AUSTRALIA FOCUS : AUSTRALIA UNDER ATTACK

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It would be a fool’s quest to attack Australia and the last time anyone thought about it was during WWII and even the Japanese took a deep breath at that thought.  As for… Continue reading

Australia in Focus : Antipodean Finals

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Australia just booked the final spot in the World Cup Cricket against none other than New Zealand, the alternative being South Africa, which makes it a perfect Antipodean finish or, would have been,… Continue reading

Australia Focus : Not All Is Lost

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“Australia’s high-value services exports, led by tourism and education, have overtaken iron ore to become our biggest foreign exchange earners. Services exports now are worth more than coal and LNG combined.” http://www.smh.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/iron-ore-no-longer-our-biggest-export-20150313-142za6.html#ixzz3UGC22twx The… Continue reading

Australia Focus : Chinese Kangaroo Stew

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Back when I was in Perth, a friend from China told me that his uncle liked to stop by dead kangaroos on the road to pick a nice juicy tail for stew and… Continue reading

Australia Focus : You’re Unbelievable

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=SG&v=waacof2saZw&hl=en-GB Chorus : The things, you sayYour purple prose just gives you awayThe things, you sayYou’re unbelievable Unbelievable stories from Australia : Boozy Feral Pig Steals Beer From Campers, Gets Drunk and Starts… Continue reading

Australia Focus : Recession Proof

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The Australian dollar has had a slammed and dunked week again making it the 3rd worst performing currency in the entire world for the month of September, losing 6.08% against the USD and… Continue reading

International Focus : Australia and China

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Continued rumblings in the China growth story as FDI falls 17% and borrowings continue to soar with Beijing becoming the 8th region to issue their own local government bonds for CNY 10.5 billion… Continue reading

International Bonds Weekly : Australia and China

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Top tiered Chinese banks will hit the domestic bond market for US 21 bio in Basel 3 compliant sub debt as loan growth slowed dramatically. Most analysts are unwilling to relinquish their risk… Continue reading

International Bonds Weekly : Kangaroos and Panda Bears

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China is probably the only place making sense as yields rose on the week after a GDP number that was above  expectations at 7.5%, beating the previous quarter’s growth rate of 7.4% yoy,… Continue reading