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THE DEFICIT, SHOULD WE WORRY?

31 Aug 2020
Yes, but not too much. Governments do not just “print money”. They sell bonds in the market, borrowing from investors to balance their books. Apart from the unique challenge of this pandemic, the other big difference is the interest r...

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NEGATIVE ELECTRICITY PRICES?

6 Aug 2020
Back to the madhouse of energy. Yes, it is true. At some times of the day users are paid to take electricity. Wholesale electricity is sold by tender from the producers in 30 minute slots throughout the day. When it is sunny and the wind blows, t...

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CPI FALLS 1.9% IN THE JUNE QUARTER

31 Jul 2020
Is this the start of something big? Not really. The ABS also publishes a figure it calls the 'Trimmed Mean’ which takes out changes which are atypical or temporary. That figure is an increase of 0.1% for the quarter. Let’s look at...

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ELECTRICITY PRICES DOWN

8 Jul 2020
Rare good news from the crazy electricity market. We negotiate 3-4 year contracts for office buildings. The latest tussles have seen reductions in the power charges of 20% plus. Some environmental charges have also fallen. Unfortunately “s...

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JOHN HILL'S THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF OFFICE

19 May 2020
For as long as I can remember, futurists have predicted the demise of office space because people will work from home. The experiences I am hearing blow away that myth.Working in a family environment is no picnic. Also, over the last decade the av...

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