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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia boasted a record current account surplus last quarter as firm export prices and a fall in imports provided a timely boost to growth, just as much of the domestic economy began to shut down to combat the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO - Containers are piled up at Port Botany facilities in Sydney Australia, February 6, 2018. Picture taken February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz. Other data out on Tuesday showed government spending also added to growth in the March quarter, while companies reported better sales and profits than many expected. Those figures suggest the economy might not have shrunk in the quarter as previously feared. Gross domestic product (GDP) data, due... Full story

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