Is Australia's mining boom losing steam?

Considered Australia's economy dynamo, indicators suggest that the boom in the mining sector is on the decline.

Last updated: 03 Jan 2014 12:12
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Australia has one of the strongest economies in the developed world, avoiding the recession that has affected so many other countries in recent years.  
The success in Australia is partly due to the country's rich mining sector, which makes up two-thirds of its exports.
But is the booming industry now losing steam?

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports now from the remote Pilbara region in Western Australia.


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