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Over heated US economy & Trumps China trade war, Italian economic suicide & the geopolitics of Iranian oil – the ingredients of the next crash?

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

With Trump claiming China is attempting to interfere in the upcoming mid term elections, the speed with which mistakes could compound ignorance and collapse the entire house of cards is higher than ever before. 

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The 3 real reasons why business confidence in NZ is plummeting

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

Based on the low threshold of fear that it takes for business confidence to dry up in NZ – things like eclipses, women voting and Maori with PHDs would have to be banned for NZ Business to feel confident.

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Moment Liam Dann realised his ‘Don’t Panic’ column last month may have been optimistic

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

For the last decade, to avoid the horror of systemic financial market collapse in 2007/2008, $30Trillion has been printed and pumped into the global economy falsely creating the lowest inflation rates for 5000 years. That seems about as far removed from the concept of sound market fundamentals as The AM Show is from intellectual curiosity.

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What will crash first? The economy or the environment?

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Both the economy and the environment need each other to survive in a complex society, but if both are now failing and pulling the other down, new paradigms have to be imagined and imagined soon. 

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NZ corporate giants start wobbling – too big to fail?

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

…at some point the new Government are going to have to review their whole commitment to appeasing our corporate overlords with the Budget Responsibility Rules and start looking after the people when the shit hits the fan.

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Another Dow Jones 1033 point meltdown – Don’t Panic/Do Panic – the conflicting messages being fed to the NZ public

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

We have a global economy that has been fed $15Trillion in quantitive easing, $10Trillion in bonds and the lowest inflation rates for 5000 years. This market is so distorted now that the computer algorithms are mercilessly punishing human greed by forcing massive technical corrections.

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The problem with blaming the computers for the crash

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Blame the computers all you like, but also acknowledge that the 10 years of distorted markets due to trillions spent on quantitive easing has created a perfect storm where the AI of the computers becomes ruthless with the greed of the humans. 

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2017 – Ongoing jobless tally

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

All unemployment data from Statistics NZ should therefore be treated with caution. Unemployment is likely to be much higher than Statistics NZ figures indicate.

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2016 – Ongoing jobless tally and why unemployment statistics will no longer be used

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

This blogger previously reported how Statistics NZ recently implemented a so-called “revision” which would materially affect how unemployment stats were counted and reported;

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Will Black Friday haunt Wall St in 2016?

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Apple collapsing almost 2.5% in extended trading post their uninspiring results at a time when the stock market is looking to burst is grim on the eve of Black Friday.

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Immigration and Auckland Housing – why Unitary Plan is flawed and bubble burst prediction

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  41 Comments

A prediction. On the basis of the sluggish Auckland rental market, the end of the Auckland property bubble could be sooner rather than later. (I’m picking October 2017, a month or two after the 2017 general election.) The ‘correction’ will come when enough people who have bought in Auckland for capital gain realise that they will have to sell soon, or risk the consequences.

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Government’s failed response to abuse of migrants (Part 4 of 4)

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Unions can expose the hypocrisy of employers demanding the right to import labour while paying a pittance to their staff. But ultimately, the only effective way to turn the situation around is to reunionise the sectors of the workforce that have lost union protection and force the bosses to pay.

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Red Shift: Labour Reorients Itself Toward Small Business

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

The key question of Robertson’s FoW inquiry has been: What must Labour do to guarantee employers a steady supply of productive workers as New Zealand and the rest of the world enters the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution”?

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2016 – Ongoing jobless tally

By   /  May 5, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

So by the numbers, for this year;

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2016 – Ongoing jobless tally

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Continued from: 2015 – Ongoing jobless tally

So by the numbers, for this year;

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Cataclysmic, sell everything and your Kiwisaver account

By   /  January 14, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Most NZers have Kiwisaver now, which means the meltdown impacts you if your money is invested in the stock market. The only Kiwisaver option you can choose which removes you from the stock market altogether is opting for the cash rate. You can do this on your banks website.

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