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Mclowd Community Newsletter April 2020

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter. The Transport Workers Union has cashed in on strong demand for well-located commercial property assets after selling its Sydney head office in Chinatown for $29 million. The deal…was struck on a yield of 3 per cent.” TWU sells Sydney headquarters on 3% yield, AFR April 8th Introduction In order […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter March 2020

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter. Only with the inflation of the 1950’s (more than 4% per year) and above all the 1970’s (nearly 15% per year) did Britain’s debt fall to around 50% of GDP. Thomas Picketty, Capital in the 21st Century, p133 Introduction In 1950 – having waged two world wars without recourse […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter February 2020

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter. According to McKinsey & Co, global banks made $US280bn in fees from transferring money around the world in 2018. This week I spoke to Harsh Sinha, the chief technology officer of one of the new disrupters in this business, London-based Transferwise, which is now moving £5bn a month for […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter January 2020

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter I think this will be an abnormally low-return decade,” warned Andrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley. Mr Sheets pointed out that expected returns have looked low before, only to be ‘bailed out’ by central banks’ easing policy, which pushed prices up ever higher. But that practice just […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter December 2019

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter If the Australian Government fails to take sufficient action to reduce the country’s Carbon Risk Profile, domestic and international investors can be expected to address the issue by demanding a ‘Carbon Risk Premium’ for investing in Australia, and in doing so driving shifts in activity which favour markets which […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter November 2019

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter Introduction A friend of mine recently took a trip with Uber. Notwithstanding that the transaction was effected via Uber, the driver spent the entire time promoting alternative ride-hailing platform Didi. That such an outcome could occur is not surprising, given that: Didi charges drivers a commission which is 80% […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter October 2019

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter World Bank president David Malpass said the global economy is poised to decelerate more than previously estimated, with the pile of negative-yielding debt indicating growth will be slower in the future. Low or negative returns for years, even decades, SMH Sept 18 Introduction SME accounting software vendor Wave Apps […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter September 2019

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter Denmark’s third-largest lender said on Tuesday that customers with balances over DKr7.5m ($1.1m) would be charged a default rate of 0.6 per cent a year. Denmark’s Jyske Bank imposes negative interest rates, ft.com Aug 31st Introduction While for now they are selective (as to geography and asset class), negative […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter August 2019

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter Nordea Bank, Scandinavia’s biggest lender, last month stunned investors in Denmark’s US$495 billion mortgage market when it amended its prospectus to make way for negative coupons on bonds with maturities up to 30 years. And now 10-year mortgage bonds go negative, AFR August 8th Introduction You can imagine the […]

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Mclowd Community Newsletter June 2019

Welcome to the Mclowd Community Newsletter The golden goose turned problem child, Rupert Murdoch’s Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel, is in the fight of its life in a world that has rapidly shifted from under its feet. Foxtel caught in high-stakes act amid its newspaper moment, AFR May 27th Introduction I remember the days not so […]

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