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RBA relaxed about the dollar and investment

This month’s minutes from the RBA board meeting show the bank is more relaxed about the dollar than it used to be, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Aboriginal art a casualty of new super rules

Superannuation rules were changed in 2011 to ensure investments were really used in retirement. But journalist at The Citizen Sally Stewart says the rules had an unintended victim.

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Meet Tony Shepherd, Transfield’s doyen of debt

Tony Shepherd, charged with finding ways for the Commonwealth to pay down debt, knows plenty about debt, and not so much about paying it down, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Prime target: Bill Lewski, the $33m fee and a question of Trust

Bill Lewski and his colleagues at Prime Trust are accused of making expensive and fraudulent transactions. But ASIC is treading very carefully.

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Lobbyist bluster can’t hide struggling property market

The performance of property has confounded most optimists who have long claimed that property prices would be cushioned by interest rate drops.

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Why abolishing negative gearing makes complete sense

Negative gearing is a poorly thought out policy which benefits a wealthy minority and penalizes the majority of Australians, both young and old.

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Clive Palmer’s magnificent flying machines

Forget WikiLeaks, Oprah and the Warne-Hurley saga, all eyes are on iorn ore baron Clive Palmer today, after the mining magnate made the surprising announcement yesterday that he was investing in the commercial viability of the Zeppelin.

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New Scientist | ENVIRONMENT|

The cash value of planet Earth

Everything has a cash value, including planet Earth. For the first time environmentalists have put a price on ecosystems, with the message being that investment in these areas will provide healthy returns many times over.

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The Atlantic | ASIA-PACIFIC|

How China is colonising Africa

China is now likely the biggest investor in China, constructing new skyscrapers, resorts, factories, brothels, train-lines and farms, while buying up the continent’s raw commodities. Is the Middle Empire expanding?

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New investment boom set to explode

The big story from today’s private investment data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics isn’t the surprise 3.9% fall in the September quarter — it was the size of the investment boom re-gathering in the economy.

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Wall Street Journal | MARKETS|

The internet is great… just not in your portfolio

Investing in online is a pretty shaky proposition when even the most popular websites can’t figure out a viable business model, says James Altucher. Trading online is fine — just don’t trade in online.

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Fixing politics: addressing our infrastructure shortfall

The issue of infrastructure investment perfectly illustrates the problems of our current political model. However, it is also the issue which is closest to being addressed successfully by a new approach from the Rudd Government, writes Bernard Keane.

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