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Australia: slowing economy presents budget challenges

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Economic growth slows to 2.5 per cent in 2014, validating the central bank’s decision to cut interest rates. Foreign investment rules are to be tightened in agriculture and residential property. An inter-generational report outlines long-term fiscal and productivity challenges. The May budget is expected to plot an easier path in deficit reduction.