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  • Oil prices rise on fresh data | Business Spectator
    on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Oil prices rise on fresh data 21 Nov 2013 5 45 AM Economy Commodities US inventory data shows smaller stockpiles than expected You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Global oil prices have risen in reaction to a smaller than expected rise in US crude stockpiles while markets awaited the outcome of key talks over Iran s nuclear program New York s main contract West Texas Intermediate WTI for delivery in December climbed 43 cents to US93 77 a barrel Brent North Sea crude for January jumped 93 cents to stand at 107 85 a barrel in late London deals Crude oil prices rose after US oil inventories came in below expectations said Michael Hewson analyst at traders CMC Markets The US Department of Energy on Wednesday said that the country s commercial crude oil inventories had risen by 400 000 barrels last week lower than market expectations for a gain of 700 000 Elsewhere all eyes were on major oil producer Iran which on Wednesday began talks with six world powers on seeking a breakthrough in the decade old standoff over Tehran s nuclear program Representatives from Iran and the United States China Russia France Britain and Germany sat down together briefly in Geneva for the third time since the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in June before breaking up for bilateral talks Ahead of the talks the Islamic Republic voiced optimism on a deal being reached but accused Israel of trying to sabotage them and of stoking Mideast tensions following bomb attacks on its embassy in Beirut US President Barack Obama struck a cautious tone insisting that any relief from crippling international sanctions that Iran could expect under an interim pact was highly limited and refusing to say if a deal was within reach The talks aim to convince Iran to roll back its nuclear

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  • Iron ore miners see value spike | Business Spectator
    just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Iron ore miners see value spike 7 Nov 2013 4 21 AM Industries Resources and Energy Economy Commodities Aust iron ore miners add 65bn in value so far this financial year You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Australian iron ore miners have seen a robust gain in their collective value this financial year with more than 65 billion aded to their value this financial year according to The Australian The gains have come as iron ore prices have defied expectations remaining above US130 billion a tonne and confidence in the resource s outlook continues to grow But the 13 per cent rise in Australian iron ore prices since June 30 has been dwarfed by the share price gains of iron ore producers Since the end of June Mount Gibson Iron shares have gained 111 per cent Arrium has risen 93 per cent and Fortescue Metals Group has climbed 92 per cent The Australian reported The largest iron ore miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have also benefitted with their shares rising 25 per cent and 21 per cent since June 30 respectively but the gains have been diluted by their more diverse array of resource assets China has been restocking after record levels of iron ore imports over the past few months Deutsche Bank strategist Xiao Fu told The Australian We expect the pace of restocking could slow However we are still below the 2011 12 inventory peaks which suggests the restocking cycle

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  • Weekend Economist: Gloom looms | Business Spectator
    tons last year This is yet more proof of the demand for gold being so much greater than the production as Eric Sprott recently explained in his letter to the World Gold Council But the reason for this massive increase in gold going from the UK which produces virtually no gold to Switzerland is the fact that the Swiss refiners could not get enough supply from the mining companies so they had to buy from the bullion banks And London has the biggest concentration of 400 ounce gold bars in the world with a large stash of central bank gold being stored there And this central bank gold is leased into the market But now a lot of it is gone to the East via Switzerland and Swiss refiners This clearly emphasizes that there is a massive shortage of physical gold And when the holders of paper gold demand delivery there will be the most spectacular surge in the gold price The good news for gold bulls is the start of that historic rise is not far away in my view A former US Treasury Official Dr Paul Craig Roberts It leaves you with almost insurmountable problems We have experts that have estimated the cost of these wars is 6 trillion Well that s most of the debt increase But they don t talk about that because the Military Industrial Complex is just too strong But when you shrink aggregate demand the economy goes down and the deficit gets bigger So they are trapped I don t think they can get out of this And I think the foolishness in Washington is going to lead to more removal from the use of the dollar They foreigners are just going to stop using it We already see it happening This shows a fantastic erosion in American financial influence You see the BRIC s settling their trade differences without using the dollar You even see our puppet state Australia is now settling its trade balance with China in their own currencies aborting the dollar This means there are decreased demand for dollars which means a lower price for the dollar The Fed can print money all day to keep the price of bonds high but they can t print foreign currencies to buy dollars So that s the real black swan that s waiting to happen when does the dollar plummet When can the Fed not get enough loans of foreign currencies to buy back the dollars When that happens then it s all over they lose control The interest rates skyrocket bonds collapse stocks collapse real estate collapses in real terms and the deficit becomes huge I mean really huge So the whole situation is headed to hell in a hand basket Log in to post comments Well there you go then Alexei Submitted by Ken not available on Sun 2013 10 27 13 28 Well there you go then Alexei we might as well start slashing our wrists now Europe is stuffed because the population still longs for the good old days of feudalism Why would the EEC be positive when their only growth area is their refugee intake At least Switzerland has the CERN LHC and that makes a lot more sense than anything that you said Log in to post comments You may be right Frans Submitted by Bruce 55 on Sat 2013 10 26 09 51 You may be right Frans recession can t be ruled out but it is very wrong that BS allow Bill Evans and Westpac to get a free kick on interest rates My 3 biggest beefs in an economic sense are not in any order 1 The extra margin that big banks rip off by having a monopoly and openly engaging in collusion to fix those margins 2 The untruth that reducing interest rates stimulates our economy In fact a misconception that interest rates drive the economy in a desired direction in general 3 The inability of the RBA to influence our over valued exchange rate and the foolish attempt to use interest rate cuts to have an influence on our AUD All 3 of these beefs are echoed in Bill s on going weekly advert Its a disgrace BS Log in to post comments Completely agree Bruce Bill Submitted by Tony Elsom on Sat 2013 10 26 11 52 Completely agree Bruce Bill Evans has been pushing for lower interest rates for the last twelve months to his employers benefit Perhaps Bill should start reading an unbiased economist to see what effect lower interest rates have had on business sentiment and consumer confidence May I suggest Bill that you read Adam Carr s daily column and then rewrite your articles as an unbiased economist Shame on you BS for publishing this rubbish Log in to post comments Exactly Tony it s like Submitted by Bruce 55 on Sat 2013 10 26 16 07 Exactly Tony it s like advertising betting and alcohol on TV sporting events its just so obviously wrong what the banks are doing and how BS panders to them but nobody has the balls to call an end to it I m not far off doing a runner from this site the same as Keyser did a few weeks back Shame on you Business Spectator Log in to post comments The deputy governor of the Submitted by John Skuja on Sun 2013 10 27 09 59 The deputy governor of the Reserve Bank regards low interest rates as giving a boost to business confidence I do not know how other customers feel about that all I can say is that they have had the opposite result on me Log in to post comments John that s exactly right Submitted by Ken not available on Sun 2013 10 27 13 35 John that s exactly right monetary policy is killing confidence It s like telling people that if they log into this website they can make a fortune The

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  • Bill Evans | Business Spectator
    board meeting with the governor expected to reiterate his views that sub trend growth will extend into the first half of 2014 by Bill Evans 6 19pm November 01 22 comments Weekend Economist Gloom looms Global uncertainty downbeat levels of business confidence and a slowdown in mining investment will continue to place a significant drag on Australia s fragile economy by Bill Evans 5 30pm October 25 13 comments Weekend Economist All eyes on the US Developments in the US including the appointment of Janet Yellen to Fed chair and the resolution of the debt ceiling debate will ensure another RBA rate cut over the course of the year by Bill Evans 6 00pm October 18 10 comments Weekend Economist Easy touch Weakness in the labour market and consumer sentiment and a stop start housing market point to the need for plenty of monetary stimulus in 2014 by Bill Evans 6 29pm October 11 20 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST Rate cuts revised An uneven housing recovery has not changed growth or inflation forecasts but expectations have been revised on the timing of the next rate cut by Bill Evans 4 46pm October 04 30 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST Rate expectations Concerns over the persistently high dollar combined with cautious consumer sentiment and subdued labour market conditions make a November rate cut the best bet by Bill Evans 5 19pm September 27 33 comments Weekend Economist Confidence spike short lived While confidence has improved listless levels of consumer spending suggest households remain concerned about rising unemployment by Bill Evans 6 14pm September 13 28 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST All smoke no signal Australia remains gripped by the high dollar and tight fiscal policy but markets have priced out prospects of rate cuts in the future further distorting Australia s monetary policy outlook by Bill Evans 5 40pm September 06 9 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST Confidence crisis The intransigence of business confidence is at the heart of Australia s economic challenge as shown in the latest capex results More than interest rate relief is required by Bill Evans 7 01pm August 30 71 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST The Fed effect The Federal Reserve s doves are taking signs of a pick up in US economic activity with a grain of salt allowing room for our central bank to continue to ease by Bill Evans 5 14pm August 23 12 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST Not yet neutral This month s upswing in consumer confidence points to the potency of monetary stimulus and with a weak labour market and inflation pressures another rate cut is not far off by Bill Evans 6 48pm August 16 23 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST Post boom daze The Australian economy is making few inroads into its post mining boom transition with near term conditions surprising to the downside But monetary and exchange rate stimulus are still flowing through by Bill Evans 7 18pm August 09 98 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST The inflation equation A modest inflation surprise should not scupper the calculus for an August rate cut especially with an expected GDP downgrade on the horizon and weaker world growth too by Bill Evans 7 05pm July 26 33 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST August resumption As markets divine the Federal Reserve s intentions and China s situation the dollar is likely to plateau That provides plenty of scope to resume rate cuts next month by Bill Evans 6 17pm July 19 18 comments THE WEEKEND ECONOMIST Dollar direction determinant The Reserve Bank s next move on the cash rate will largely hinge on whether the Australian dollar moves up or down with a cut as early as July on the cards by Bill Evans 6 51pm June 07 31 comments WEEKEND ECONOMIST It s down to two The Reserve Bank will bottom out at 2 per cent But the falling dollar resilient capex and improving housing data will see the board sit still on Tuesday by Bill Evans 6 27pm May 31 28 comments Page 1 Weekend Economist A confidence blow A soft labour market and a dip in consumer sentiment will cloud the government s Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook which will test an already fragile confidence in the economy further by Bill Evans 6 20pm December 13 20 comments Weekend Economist Dollar reversal Despite the Reserve Bank s new plan to pressure the dollar an uncertain growth outlook and far off Fed tapering could see the board cut rates early next year by Bill Evans 7 31am December 07 18 comments Weekend Economist The wedge widens Despite the potentially uplifting effect of a change of government businesses have been tentative about hiring and spending while households remain cautious about Australia s economic outlook by Bill Evans 5 33pm November 29 46 comments Weekend Economist Value judgements Potential movements in house prices have made the Reserve Bank reluctant to make further rate cuts to dent the dollar Intervention may be an option if the dollar refuses to budge by Bill Evans 5 13pm November 22 17 comments Weekend Economist Dovish downgrade The Reserve Bank s downward revision of its growth forecasts suggests a weak outlook for employment wages and non mining investment will present serious obstacles to rebalancing the economy by Bill Evans 6 07pm November 08 27 comments Weekend Economist Hold steady There will be no surprise moves at the next Reserve Bank board meeting with the governor expected to reiterate his views that sub trend growth will extend into the first half of 2014 by Bill Evans 6 19pm November 01 22 comments Weekend Economist Gloom looms Global uncertainty downbeat levels of business confidence and a slowdown in mining investment will continue to place a significant drag on Australia s fragile economy by Bill Evans 5 30pm October 25 13 comments Weekend Economist All eyes on the US Developments in the US including the appointment of Janet Yellen to Fed chair and the resolution of the debt ceiling debate will ensure another RBA rate cut over the course of the year by Bill

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  • NY oil prices hit fresh 3-month low | Business Spectator
    across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu NY oil prices hit fresh 3 month low 24 Oct 2013 5 43 AM Commodities Economy Commodities Rising US stockpiles stoke fresh demand worries weighing on prices You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP New York oil prices have sunk for the third day in a row hitting a fresh three month low as rising US stockpiles stoked demand concerns dealers say New York s main contract West Texas Intermediate WTI for delivery in December slid to US96 16 per barrel on Wednesday the lowest point since July 1 It later stood at US97 05 down US1 25 compared with Tuesday s close Brent North Sea crude for December delivery shed US1 56 to US108 41 a barrel The excess global supply of oil combined with a weaker demand growth outlook continues to weigh on prices said markets analyst Fawad Razaqzada at traders GFT The US government s Department of Energy DoE on revealed Wednesday that American crude reserves had soared by 5 2 million barrels in the week ending October 18 That was more than triple market expectations for a gain of 1 7 million barrels of crude according to analysts polled by Dow Jones Newswires Rising stockpiles indicates weakening demand in the United States which is the world s biggest oil consuming nation New York oil has tumbled since Monday when a delayed DoE report showed crude inventories rose 4 0 million barrels in the previous week to October 11 The outcome was far higher than expectations for a gain of 1 7 million barrels That report had been delayed owing to the US government shutdown Crude oil inventories increased by a further 5 25 million barrels last week adding to the 4 0 million build we saw the previous week added Razaqzada on Wednesday Prices are thus likely to remain under pressure until inventories start falling or if the Middle East crisis flares up again New York crude futures had also fallen on Tuesday dented by news that the US economy added 148 000 jobs last month That was far less than

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  • Oil prices hit fresh 3-month low | Business Spectator
    Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Oil prices hit fresh 3 month low 23 Oct 2013 5 16 AM Commodities Economy Commodities Rising US crude stocks weak US jobs data send global oil prices falling You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP New York s main oil contract has hit fresh three month lows on rising US crude stocks and after weak jobs data while Brent climbed due to Middle East supply fears analysts say New York s main contract West Texas Intermediate WTI for delivery in November hit US98 20 a barrel the lowest point since the start of July It later stood at US98 66 down 56 cents compared with Monday s close Brent North Sea crude for December delivery gained 55 cents to stand at US110 19 a barrel in late London deals Brent is the main reference for the pricing of Middle East crude The rising premium of Brent over WTI is mainly due to the increasing production of oil in North America and lingering concerns over supply disruptions in the Middle East amid unrest in Syria and tensions over Iran said Fawad Razaqzada analyst at traders GFT Markets On Monday the US Department of Energy DoE said American crude inventories increased by 4 0 million barrels in the week ended October 11 far higher than the 1 7 million increase forecast by analysts A rise in stockpiles indicate weak demand in the world s biggest oil consuming nation putting downward pressure on prices On Tuesday a US Labor Department report showed the country added 148 000 jobs in September well below the 183 000 expected by analysts But the report delayed owing to the recent government shutdown showed the unemployment rate fell to 7

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  • Oil prices fall to three-month low | Business Spectator
    was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Oil prices fall to three month low 22 Oct 2013 5 25 AM Economy Commodities Prices decline as traders look for clues about US economic health You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Crude oil prices have hit three month low points as dealers reacted to delayed US economic data for clues about the health of the world s largest crude consumer New York s main contract West Texas Intermediate for delivery in November dropped to US99 45 a barrel the lowest level since early July It later stood at US99 73 down US1 08 compared with Friday s close Brent North Sea crude for December dropped 29 cents to stand at US109 65 a barrel in late London deals on Monday Traders reacted to official data showing that US crude inventories grew by 4 0 million barrels in the week to October 11 The data had been due last Wednesday but was pushed back owing to the US government shutdown A slew of US data delayed by the 16 day shutdown will be released this week The US September jobs report out on Tuesday will be particularly in focus as investors try to get an idea of when the Federal Reserve will start to reel in its US85 billion A88 15 billion a month bond buying scheme The stimulus program has been credited with fuelling a global equities rally for most of the year The Fed said in September that it would not wind down the program if there was no broad improvement in the economy The US economic data that came out before the shutdown was quite lacklustre and people will be watching this week s numbers to see whether they should go back into risk assets Kelly Teoh market strategist at IG Markets in Singapore told AFP SDBS Bank warned investors not to brush off the US figures

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  • Commodities | Business Spectator
    2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Commodities Gold gains on US govt funding deal Deal to avert default threat raise debt ceiling sends gold prices climbing 5 40am October 17 Gold continues to slide lower Analysts predict steep slides for gold prices amid hopes for US debt deal 5 14am October 12 3 comments Oil prices slip on profit taking Hopes for end to US political impasse fail to overcome profit taking 1 34am October 12 1 comment Oil prices rise on production drop Production drops as Gulf of Mexico producers evacuate before storm 6 41am October 05 US set to be world s top oil producer Fracking boom expected to surpass Russia Saudi Arabia for 2013 output 6 29am October 05 9 comments Asian oil import bill to spike IEA IEA warns Asian countries vulnerable to impact of oil price spike 11 28pm October 02 Gold hits nearly eight week low Gold prices slide as US shutdown sends investors to safety of cash 5 41am October 02 Oil falls to multi month lows US budget deadlock weighs heavily on economic outlook oil prices 3 26am October 01 Oil prices fall sharply amid tension Concerns over supply impact from regional tensions weigh on prices 6 04am September 24 Oil prices mixed supply fears ease Easing Middle East supply fears boost outlook but oil prices mixed 6 27am September 21 Oil prices slide after Syria deal US Russia deal over Syria eases concerns about global oil supplies 5 58am September 17 Oil prices mixed on Syria uncertainty Traders speculate over impact Syria talks could have on oil markets 6 20am September 14 Gold falls to five week low Gold prices fall sharply ahead of closely watched Fed meeting 4 50am September 14 Gold prices fall to four week low Expectations of tapered Federal Reserve stimulus weigh on gold 4 56am September 13 Oil prices fall sharply Prices fall for second straight day amid close Syria scrutiny 12 00am September 11 Abbott stumbles into a surplus of luck A strengthening global economy and rising commodity prices suggest a return to surplus could come sooner than expected But monetary tightening will be

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