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Australia suffers first recession since 1991 as lockdowns trash economy

Josh Williamson, an analyst at Citi, claimed that an unparalleled A$62bn (£34bn) of stimulus was doled out through rescue schemes for businesses and staff. He expects at least A$50bn much more in the 3rd quarter.

As a outcome people observed their incomes held up even as paying out plunged due to lockdown constraints, so they could conserve much more, perhaps paving the way for a more powerful recovery when the pandemic is above. Personal savings charges rocketed from 6pc of income to 19.8pc. 

On the other hand, it is really hard to decide when the recovery will take hold.

Australia executed well early on in the pandemic, cracking down on the unfold of the virus and raising hopes that the nation would escape the worst.