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Old Mar 23rd 2010, 11:12 am
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As long as you don't plan on driving anywhere, you may be ok with £500. If you do plan on driving, just budget in that it costs approx. £25 in petrol to drive 100 miles over here.

I'm not so sure that it has bottomed out yet. I still think 1.50 is a strong possibility. And that's from someone in the UK wanting it to shoot back up so I can change my £ to $.
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The Australian economy is heavily dependant on exporting raw materials to China, any trouble with the Chinese economy will have a big impact on Australias, and on the AUD.

There are several reasons to beleive trouble may be brewing in China

1) Possible trade war with the USA

2) Massive Chinese property bubble, and general inflation concerns

3) Pressure on China to revalue its currency

4) Possible "double dip" recession in the west (USA and Eurozone) which will hurt Chinese exports

5) Misreporting of Chinese financial statistics, alleged systemic corruption

Then just yesterday China daily reports China is likeley to run a trade deficit in March

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_9619515.htm


Of course none of the above may actually happen, but I take the forecasts of straight line economic growth for the next 10 years in Australia with a pinch of salt, and note with interest the fact that Australia has among the highest level of personal debt in the developed world.

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Originally Posted by The Genie
i also think that you are right £500 won't last you long, it is not as cheap as you might think, i do giggle when people talk about chocolate at $2.50 and then $.99 cents in woolies, to buy uk £0.60p to£0.65p getting pricey here now, about a 1$ but that can change by the hour.
Never mind chocolate - its the price of beer that matters! £3.50 a pint in my local - no bloody recession in the SW!
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Originally Posted by EvannTel
Funnily enough so did I this week, I reckon its run its course. £500 won;t last you long though!
Sure, GBP500 is just for when it's not convenient/easy to use a credit card.
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Originally Posted by EvannTel
Never mind chocolate - its the price of beer that matters! £3.50 a pint in my local - no bloody recession in the SW!
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
Sure, GBP500 is just for when it's not convenient/easy to use a credit card.
ie, the pub.

As that's about the only place in the UK where I don't use my cards. I even used my card for buying a 12p onion in Somerfields the other day. Cash is so last year. Unfortunately, the pub is the only place that won't accept cards, unless spending over £10.
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Originally Posted by xzibit
ie, the pub.

As that's about the only place in the UK where I don't use my cards. I even used my card for buying a 12p onion in Somerfields the other day. Cash is so last year. Unfortunately, the pub is the only place that won't accept cards, unless spending over £10.
set a tab up then.
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Originally Posted by eugene43
set a tab up then.
Now that would just encourage me to have more than one!
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Originally Posted by xzibit
Now that would just encourage me to have more than one!
And the downsuide to that?
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Originally Posted by eugene43
set a tab up then.
I always put my card behind the bar. It helps me to think of drinking for the sake of my airmiles.
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
Sure, GBP500 is just for when it's not convenient/easy to use a credit card.
Yes, but what if the rate slides back up nearer to 2:1 in the next few months?

I still have UK accounts so just transfer money in there and just use that.
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Freebo's analysis is right on the ball[corrupt stats' etc]--the question is what will cause the downturn-China or the wests economic woes??
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Originally Posted by wilf70
Freebo's analysis is right on the ball[corrupt stats' etc]--the question is what will cause the downturn-China or the wests economic woes??
Funnily enough, I'm just reading about that right now. Its a 12 page report but for those interested its a must read.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/28824145/G...te-Paper-China
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freebo--thanks for above article;just off to read and consider it.Thanks;the whole economic scene at the moment really worries me;I see a new 1930's hovering just off stage
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Freebo;thanks for pointer to article;very prescient--the question is;when will the manure hit the fan,rather than if it will.All the optimists[re this housing boom is different and we are in Australia away from your problems]should be forced to read this an then try to write an essay in refutation.Frankly I find our collective economic futures one of stark terror--which may[and I hope I'm wrong]be worse than the thirties and we have to go back much longer to get some 'feel' for the depths of the economic woes we are about to suffer[Germany under the Weimer??]Thanks
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