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Economic ‘double punch’: Sydney’s lockdown will have lasting legacy

Economic ‘double punch’: Sydney’s lockdown will have lasting legacy

Sydney’s economy made an impressive recovery after last year’s lockdown but as the Delta crisis deepens will the bounce back be so strong this time around?

  • by Matt Wade

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Fire breaks out at Tesla Big Battery; toxic smoke warning issued
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Fire breaks out at Tesla Big Battery; toxic smoke warning issued

Emergency services have issued a toxic smoke warning after a fire erupted during testing of Victoria’s new Tesla Big Battery, the biggest lithium-ion battery in the country.

  • by Nick Toscano
Why politics has gone bad: bureaucrats down, party advisers up

Why politics has gone bad: bureaucrats down, party advisers up

Ministers are relying less on advice from public servants and relying more on the political advisers in their own offices.

  • by Ross Gittins
Adapt or die: The pandemic has changed aviation forever
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Adapt or die: The pandemic has changed aviation forever

Few if any industries have been quite as badly hit by COVID-19 as aviation. Given what’s happened, it is astonishing there’s still an airline flying.

  • by Jeremy Warner
China targets mobile pop-ups in latest tech crackdown

China targets mobile pop-ups in latest tech crackdown

Companies including Tenent must address the “harassing” pop-up windows, which could contain misleading information or divert users away from the apps, the government said.

  • by Selina Xu and Chika Mizuta
Young Australians should score Labor’s housing policy gymnastics harshly

Young Australians should score Labor’s housing policy gymnastics harshly

The ALP’s backflips on property taxes are a betrayal of Australians squeezed out of the housing market, especially the young.

  • by Jessica Irvine
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Will the Delta variant wreck America’s economic recovery?

Will the Delta variant wreck America’s economic recovery?

The coronavirus variant puts at risk the kind of rapid recovery that has been underway for months, and has already caused several wobbly days on Wall Street.

  • by Neil Irwin
COVID authoritarianism sweeps across Europe – but the economy is saved

COVID authoritarianism sweeps across Europe – but the economy is saved

Europeans have watched Britain’s “pingdemic” and drawn their conclusions: they will not let those who refuse to get vaccinated prevent the full reopening of the economy.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
As Glasgow approaches, China shuns coal projects in Belt and Road for first time

As Glasgow approaches, China shuns coal projects in Belt and Road for first time

The lack of funding from China for the dirtiest fossil fuel comes amid increased scrutiny from investors and environmental groups over carbon emissions.

  • by Bloomberg News
Delta dip locked in for economy, but what goes down must come up

Delta dip locked in for economy, but what goes down must come up

The economy is in much better shape now than at the end of 2019. So it’s not such a bad time to cope with the setback that the current lockdowns will inevitably deliver.

  • by Ross Gittins
Older, slower, weaker: Olympics piles pressure on Japan’s spluttering economy

Older, slower, weaker: Olympics piles pressure on Japan’s spluttering economy

Instead of boosting the struggling Japanese economy, the 32nd Olympiad could set the country back even further.

  • by Liam Halligan