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Commodities markets summary 29 December 2015

The West Australian - Crude oil prices are lower, moving within sight of an 11-year low, as the market worries that prices had more room to fall while gold prices are lower in line with a retreat in oil prices, giving up some of last week's gains, but moves were limited.. Read more

China's M&A set to hit new heights

Reuters - 23 December 2015 - China Inc's outbound acquisitions spree in 2015 helped push Asia-Pacific's annual deal value past $1 trillion for the first time, with 2016 set for a bigger splurge still as Chinese firms buy even more assets abroad to sidestep slowing domestic growth..Read more

Ford in talks with Google to build self-driving car

Reuters - 23 December 2015 - Google is said to be in talks with automaker Ford Motor Co (F.N) to help build the Internet search company's autonomous cars, Automotive News reported, citing a person with knowledge of the project.Read more

Big shake-up for oil and gas leases

The West Australian - 23 December 2015 - The Commonwealth’s treatment of retention leases in offshore oil and gas is set for a shake-up amid proposals to streamline licence periods and demand “transparent testing of optimal commercial development”.Read more

US existing home sales plunge

Reuters - 23 December 2015 - U.S. home resales posted their sharpest drop in five years in November, a potential warning sign for the health of the U.S. economy although new regulations on paperwork for home purchases may have driven the decline.Read more

Consumer, business spending support U.S. third-quarter growth

Reuters - 23 December 2015 - The U.S. economy grew at a fairly healthy clip in the third quarter as strong consumer and business spending offset efforts by businesses to reduce an inventory glut, underscoring its resilience despite a raft of headwinds.Read more

Australia ok’s vast coal port expansion near Great Barrier Reef

Mining.com - 23 December 2015 - Australia's federal government has formally approved a plan to build the world's largest coal terminal at Abbot Point in northern Queensland, just 19 kilometers (12 miles) from the Great Barrier Reef.Read more

How Broken Hill became a solar power trailblazer

The Sydney Morning Herald - 23 December 2015 - Clean energy advocates are counting on the 140-hectare development to make Broken Hill, which at one time boasted the world's most successful silver mine, a trailblazer once again.Read more

The Real Reason The Federal Reserve Hiked Interest Rates: 5.1% Growth

Seeking Alpha - 23 December 2015 - Last week, the Federal Reserve elected to raise interest rates by 0.25% from a target (for the Federal Funds Rate) of 0%-0.25% to 0.25%-0.50%, representing the first such hike since 2006.Read more

Chevron slashes 1,200 jobs at Gorgon LNG

WA Today - 23 December 2015 - Around 530 electrical workers on Gorgon were laid off last week, while another 700 positions, including those of boilermakers, pipe fitters, welders and trades assistants, were axed in the last two weeks, it was reported on Wednesday.Read more

Commodities markets summary 23 December 2015

The Bull - US crude prices have stabilised after a few sessions of steep falls, following the release of some encouraging US economic data while gold futures prices ending a two-day rally, but losses were limited due to a retreat in the US dollar. Read more

Record price for renewable energy

The ABC - 22 December 2015 - A record low in pricing for renewable energy has been set as part of a deal to buy power from a South Australian wind farm, the Australian Capital Territory Environment Minister says.. Read more

Rising in the Mideast: The World’s New Landlord

The Wall Street Journal - 22 December 2015 - The four-star Renaissance hotel in Raleigh, N.C., and the cluster of 75 residential apartments in east London called Fizzy Canning Town have little in common except that they share a landlord based in a Middle Eastern desert thousands of miles away. Read more

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street declines

The Tri-County Sun Times - 22 December 2015 - The Dow ended Friday down 2.1 per cent, while the S&P 500 lost 1.78 per cent and the Nasdaq 1.59 percent. For the week, the Dow fell 0.8 percent, the S&P 500 0.3 percent and the Nasdaq 0.2 percent. Read more

Miners may collapse in 2016: Economist

The ABC - 22 December 2015 - A prominent China economist has predicted more mining companies could go bankrupt globally in the new year, including major second tier firms, as China's economy slows down and commodity prices keep falling. Read more

Oil price falls to 11-year low

Global glut expected to deepen in 2016

The Guardian - 22 December 2015 - Brent crude hits low of $36.05 a barrel with industry experts saying price could drop to $20 before supply adjusts to demand. Read more

Commodities markets summary 22 December 2015

The West Australian - Global oversupply concerns dragged Brent crude oil prices down on Monday to their weakest level in more than 11 years, but Wall Street gained broadly as investors went shopping after two days of sharp declines. while gold futures prices were up than one per cent as weaker than expected US data and uncertainty about how fast the Federal Reserve will tighten interest rates next year weighed on the US dollar. Read more

'BLOCKCHAIN' TECH MAY TRANSFORM BANKING

The Bull- December 21 2015: The technology that drives the shadowy cryptocurrency bitcoin is drawing interest from the established banking industry, which sees a potential to revolutionize the sector. Read more

Five things we learnt about Sydney property in 2015

Domain - December 21 2015: It’s long been said that it would be near impossible to pick the end of the boom, but Sydneysiders knew it was coming. The queue to sell at the best possible price began, oddly, in June – 10,000 homes went under the hammer over winter – when the market traditionally slows down. Almost 30 per cent more put their home up for auction this winter than the same time last year. Read more

Commodities markets summary 21 December 2015

Fairfax Trading Room -Global crude oil prices resumed its retreat following a rebound of almost 1 percent after the US benchmark traded well below $US35 a barrel while gold rose more than one per cent on Friday, recovering from its biggest daily loss in five months as the US dollar retreated, but remained near multi-year lows after the Federal Reserve lifted US interest rates. Read more

US, London Tops for Asian Outbound Property Investment

World Property Journal - September 11 2015: Of the $19 billion of outbound property investment coming out of Asia in the first half of 2015, China leads as the largest source of Asian outbound capital, followed by Singapore and Hong Kong. Read more

Property crowdfunding offers investors way in to residential market

Every Investor - September 11 2015: Property crowdfunding, where investors are brought together to buy properties for the buy-to-let or property development market, is a relatively new concept but has been growing in popularity. But lack of knowledge of the market may be putting potential investors off, says Richard Bush, co-founder of CrowdLords. Read more

21 tips for buying a property in Britain with the least hassle1

Business Insider - September 11 2015: Buying a property is always going to be stressful but now the British market is going absolutely bonkers. Read more

Kadner: Chicago property taxes not close to Southland's

Chicago Tribune - September 11 2015: All the whining by Chicago homeowners about the city's proposed property tax hike ought to be greeted with belly laughs in the Southland.. Read more

Responsible Property Investment Comes of Age Globally

World Property Journal - September 11 2015: Portfolio Owners Embrace Emerging Green Lease and Wellness Trends. According to global real estate advisor CBRE, building developers and owners worldwide are increasingly implementing comprehensive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs. Read more

Middle East property investments outside region rise in H1: CBRE

Arab News - September 11 2015: DUBAI: The value of Middle East investments in real estate outside the region surged 64 percent to $11.5 billion in the first half of 2015, although two deals by sovereign funds accounted for nearly half this year’s total, consultants CBRE say. Read more

Drenched in red: Wall Street plunges in worst weekly retreat since 2011

YAHOO FINANCE - August 22 2015: U.S. markets tumbled more than 5% this week as worries mounted over the state of the global economy. Read more

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