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26 May 2018 (AFR) - The fuse that could light China's debt bomb

(26 May 2018, AFR, p13, by Michael Smith)

‘A financial planning manager in a major Shanghai bank branch points to a flickering computer screen displaying a list of wealth management products for customers wanting a higher yield to normal deposits. 196 more words

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26 May 2018 (AFR) - ASX suffers worst week in two months

(26 May 2018, AFR, p33, by William McInnes)

‘The Australian sharemarket closed lower on Friday to deliver its worst week since March. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 4.3 points, or 0.1 per cent, on Friday to 6032.8, down 54.6 points, or 0.9 per cent, for the week. 138 more words

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25 May 2018 (AFR) - Franklin Templeton's Hasenstab says four 'hurricanes' to rock US government bonds

(25 May 2018, AFR, p15, by Sarah Turner)

‘A top bond investor has warned “complacent” investors that four “hurricanes” are approaching the US Treasury market and revealed he is positioned for a deeper selloff in the world’s largest bond market. 65 more words

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25 May 2018 (AFR) - Turkey lifts key rate to 16.5pc in bid to stem currency slide

(25 May 2018, AFR, p13, by Onur Ant and Benjamin Harvey)

‘Turkey’s central bank raised interest rates at an emergency meeting, bowing to pressure from financial markets after the government’s rejection of higher borrowing costs plunged the nation into a currency crisis. 68 more words

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25 May 2018 (TheAge,Domain) - Victoria’s best architecture projects of the year shortlisted at the Australian Institute of Architects awards

(25 May 2018, The Age, p16, Jenny Brown, Domain)

‘A beefed up total of 268 entries into this year’s Victorian Australian Institute of Architects Chapter Architectural Awards talks of a booming building design sector. 57 more words

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24 May 2018 (TheAge) - Chinese debt a major risk to Australia, says RBA governor Philip Lowe

(24 May 2018, The Age, p6, Peter Martin, Jennifer Duke)

‘Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has pointed to the build-up of debt and bad loans in China as one of the biggest risks facing the Australian economy, noting similar situations in the past have led to a slowdown in growth or financial crisis. 63 more words

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