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Published on: Thursday, June 13, 2019

1. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has criticised British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a speech in London. He said that "a number of his positions have been very much at odds to what I consider good policy".

2. The US Department of Defence has turned to Australia and Canada to ensure that the supply of minerals such as rare earths, lithium and cobalt necessary for weapons systems, batteries and other applications is not dominated by China.

3. $16 billion has been invested into REITs over the last eight months after bond yields began to decline according to a report by the AFR.

4. Preident Donald Trump has dismissed polls that suggest he may lose the 2020 presidential election as "Fake Polling" in a tweet. "The Fake News has never been more dishonest than it is today. Thank goodness we can fight back on Social Media," the President tweeted.

5. The Dow Jones fell 0.17% to 26.004.83 overnight, the S&P was down 0.20% to 2,879.84 and the Nasdaq dropped 0.38% to 7,792.72.


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