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Australia’s Lockdown Probably Sent Economy to Second-Biggest Slump

  • Households income-savings likely resumed climbing on stimulus
  • Services spending probably ground to a halt due to lockdowns
Sydney Breaks Another Record Amid Struggle to Suppress Delta
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Australia’s economy probably posted its second-largest contraction on record as businesses were forced to shutter and states sealed borders to try to contain a raging outbreak of the delta variant of coronavirus.