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Australia Stocks

Australia Stocks
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The ASX Limited (ASX) is Australia’s primary exchange and ranks in the top 10 largest in the world. Australia’s economy is one of the largest capitalist economies in the world and greatly depends on its service and mining industries. Australia also heavily depends on its trade with China.

As Australia continues its recession-free streak of over 20 years, CommSec chief economist Craig James said, “Australia has a Goldilocks economy – not too hot, not too cold, in fact just about right.”

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