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A Remarkable Ride for Australia?s Economy As Policy Stimulus And China Save It From Recession Sep 09
Standard & Poors, September 2009
While weak conditions continue to dampen the prospects of many sovereigns, Australia's economic performance and outlook are brighter than most. Indeed, Australia has shown considerable resilience in the face of a very difficult international environment--key areas of the economy have responded well to economic policy stimulus and there has been surprising demand for Australia's commodity exports from its Asian neighbors. Higher consumer and government spending, house sales, business investment, and export performance lead GDP growth 0.6% higher in the June quarter (and 0.6% higher over the year). This followed a rise of 0.4% in the March quarter (up 0.3% year-on-year). The one contraction in quarterly growth occurred in the December 2008 quarter when activity dropped by a sizeable 0.7% in...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings),China (People's Republic of )
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Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings),China (People's Republic of )