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The Sydney Opera House and harbor waterfront. Analysts expect that Australia's stock market is poised for a rebound as the global economy recovers and mining exports to China boom.   © Reuters
Market Spotlight

Australia investors eye boost for stocks as economic calm returns

Recovery expected after tepid 2020, but China tension and exchange rate pose risks

PRASHANT MEHRA, Contributing writer | Australia

SYDNEY -- Success in tackling COVID-19 has not yet been reflected in Australia's stock market, which badly lagged regional peers last year.

But as global investors seek high-yielding safe assets to park their wealth in, analysts expect that Australia is poised for a rebound, with heavyweight sectors such as financials, resources and industrials set for strong gains as the global economy recovers and mining exports to China boom.

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