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China's woes take a toll on markets and consumers aren't convinced by strong economic data. The Spectators explain what it means. Bonus unlocked article inside.

We seem to be in very strange waters at the moment. Consumer confidence figures show that Australians are increasingly worried about the future, despite the fact that job numbers came in much better than expected and economic growth remains strong.

The big thing giving the markets the willies right now is China. Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz help explain what is happening in China and what that means for Australia;

The hidden crisis behind copper and iron ore price collapses

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