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Australian consumers shaken as virus lockdowns return: survey

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The spike forced the lockdown of much of Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, and threatened to derail economic recovery.

[SYDNEY] A measure of Australian consumer sentiment showed a setback in July as renewed coronavirus lockdowns in the country's second-largest city darkened the mood after two months of gain.

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment fell 6.1 per cent in July from June,...

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