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3 Mar 2015 (AFR) - Deloitte says commodity price slump will blow hole in budget

(3 March 2015, AFR, p4, Jacob Greber)

‘The spectre of a complete unravelling of commodity prices back to pre-boom levels would add as much as $114 billion to the deficit over the next four years – driving up debt and highlighting the need for Australia to escalate budget repair. 34 more words

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Outlook for Tasmanian farmers in 2015

According to some experts, the fortunes of Australian farmers this year will be shaped by five trends. In releasing their annual forecast earlier this month, Rabobank analysts named the oil price, exchange rates, trade policy, the Chinese economy and the weather as the key forces shaping the outlook for industry in 2015. 734 more words

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Lower commodity prices: Why Fairtrade really matters right now

Much of the recent attention on falling commodity prices has focused on the impact of lower energy prices. However, crude oil and its refined products are not the only commodities to have seen recent price declines. 1,496 more words


What to do about the high cost of low price milk?

It is often the case that when people ask whether a staple food going down in price is ‘good for the economy’. It is not too difficult for the man on the street to understand that the price of milk falling leaves more disposable income in our pockets to buy other things we need. 741 more words


Ordoliberalism and Neoliberalism

Before starting this post I state the obvious, that we live in a neoliberal era. The ideology is all-pervasive. Ordoliberalism has to contend with this reality. 740 more words


Most Commodity Prices Expected To Continue Declining in 2015, In Rare Occurrence, Says World Bank Report

This year may well see a rare occurrence for world commodity markets – a decline in all nine key commodity price indices, says the World Bank’s latest Commodity Markets Outlook, released today. 509 more words

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31 Jan 2015 (AFR) - The five biggest risks for global investors

(31 Jan 2015, AFR, p25, Karen Maley)

‘Global equity markets have made a nervous start to the year as investors fret about five major risks which all have the potential to cause a pull-back in risk-taking and trigger a steep slide in valuations. 108 more words

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