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The economics of scarcity

The notion of scarcity is at the heart of economic theory. And it’s wrong, Prof Steve Keen tells Phil Dobbie in this week’s Debunking Economics podcast. Listen into find out why.

Fed minutes trumped by ECB strategy review

The FOMC minutes did little for cautious markets. NAB’s Gavin Friend says the outcome of the ECB’s Strategic Review should hold more interest.

Markets cautious on numerous fronts; RBA focuses on data not dates

The RBA is focused on data not dates, says NAB’s Rodrigo Catril in today’s Morning Call. It’s data from the US and Germany that’s added caution to the markets overnight, along with rising concerns about China.

Freedom Day for the UK, D-Day for the RBA

What follows the QE2 in September? NAB’s Ray Attrill says a flexible target is likely, but we can expect a ripple of surprises form the RBA today.

Payrolls just the job for Goldilocks

The Fed will not see the need to act swiftly after Friday’s payrolls numbers, but it will be a different story for thew RBA tomorrow. NAB’s Tapas Strickland says, given the improvements in the Australian economy, the need to run QE at $100 billion every six months is not there anymore.

The last day of treading water

Despite lots of data for markets to chew over, they are looking for a directional lead from non-farm payrolls, says NAB’s Gavin Friend. Whether they’ll get it or not is the question.

Dog Days and Hot Bonds

Soaring temperatures in the US and Canada this week are another reminder of climate change. Christine Lagarde says the EU needs to spend €330 billion every year tackling the problem, but where does the money come from? Do governments create it, or do we divert existing money to green initiatives? Question I put to @ProfSteverKeen on this week’s Debunking Economics podcast.

Ignoring the talk, waiting for the facts

It’s been a scratchy session, says NAB’s David de Garis, as markets shy away from sharp moves ahead of Friday’s payrolls data from the US.

Confidence rising, but so is the Delta strain

Reopening and vaccines are helping economies, but the Delta variant is still a concern for markets says NAB’s Rodrigo Catril, explaining today’s sideways moves.

Reflation retreats a little as virus spreads

Risk appetite retreats a little ahead of the non-farm payrolls on Friday and with the Delta strain delaying the reopening of economies, says NAB’s Tapas Strickland on today’s Morning Call podcast.

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