Australian economy grew 3% in 2015 to defy end of mining boom


Dollar rises after output expanded by a much better than expected 0.6% in the December quarter to give strong annual growth

Australia’s economy has weathered the end of the mining boom more strongly than expected after official figures showed that it grew by 3% in 2015.

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