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Aussie April consumer sentiment slips: survey

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A measure of family finances compared to a year ago fell 7.4%, while the outlook for the next 12 months eased a rather slim 0.7%.

Sydney

A MEASURE of Australian consumer sentiment fell in April as people fretted about the economic outlook even as they felt better about splashing out on big-ticket household items.

Wednesday's survey of 1,200 people by the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank showed its index