Australia is in a “retail recession”. Here’s what it means

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Australia is currently in the midst of a “retail recession” with real retail turnover experiencing a decline over two consecutive quarters. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, spending fell by 0.6 per cent during the three months to March, and by 0.3 per cent in the previous December quarter. With high inflation and climbing interest rates, consumer sentiment is set to plunge further, with retail spending set to decline in the June quarter. But what are the implications of a r

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