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Bitcoin stalls, but US economy set to rip

The direction of US treasury yields will remain a theme this week, says NAB’s Rodrigo Catril, but as the economy recover we should expect them to climb higher. So why the fall last week. Listen in for more.

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Topsy Turvey Response to a Good News Day

Very positive economic data out of the US and yet investors have been buying into bonds. Not the response you’d expect. NAB’s Ray Attrill has several reasons driving the behaviour. So what will be the response to more positive numbers,, this time out of China (including Q1 GDP) later today?

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Computing on the Edge, Crypto on the NASDAQ

Will Coinbase be Wall Street’s proxy for crypto values? Discussed on today’s It’s the Business. Plus @James_T_Bourne talks Cloud, Edge, Fog and Mist!

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Earnings up, Aussie confidence on a roll, oil shoots higher

The strength in the Aussie, weakening of the US dollar and a rise in bond yields are all part of the reflation trade, back in earnest, says NAB’s David de Garis on today’s Morning Call podcast.

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Will COVID-19 breed more surveillance?

Track and trace is still needed, but we need to make better use of technology says @PeterCochrane on today’s It’s the Business podcast. Does he mean more surveillance? Are we going to see yet more cameras around the place?

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Vaccine slow down and inflation signs

US inflation is higher than expected. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says it remains to be seen whether the Fed is right that its transitory. And a jab slow-down for Europe as the J&J vaccine is put on hold.

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The best approach to foreign trade

Could tariffs actually be good for the UK? On this week’s Debunking Economics podcast @profstevekeen argues international trade is not the be all and end all.

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Turn around on trade war but downturn in Germany

The markets reversed their position on optimism over US China trade talks, but NAB’s Tapas Strickland wonders what’s really changed?

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The Fine Art of Losing Clients

Greg Alder is working on a new book listing sure-fire ways to lose clients. It sounds like it’ll be compelling reading for anyone who inadvertantly hangs on to clients.

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