*第四季*【EP. 122】#436 看經濟學人學英文 feat. 經濟學人新聞評論【澳洲、新冠疫情 feat. 政府財政、澳洲自由黨 (Liberal Party)、鐵礦石 (iron ore)、每日單字精選】

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🔴Tuesday May 11th 2021 🔵2021年5月11日星期二 🔱Espresso - Today’s agenda 每日濃縮 - 今日頭條 💰🇦🇺💰Bigger and better: Australia’s budget 給好給滿:澳洲的預算 Australia’s treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, will have plenty to feel pleased about when he delivers the budget today. Few expected the economy to be in such good shape. Compared with many countries Australia has breezed through the pandemic. GDP fell by just 2.4% last year, half the advanced-economy average. Neither the country’s closure to foreigners nor the end of a huge wage subsidy have stalled its recovery. But an election is approaching, so spending will remain loose. Mr Frydenberg is expected to splurge A$10bn ($7.9bn) on a scandal-ridden elderly-care system, which has been blighted by reports of malnourishment and abuse. He will also include sweeteners for women to win back their support, dented by allegations of sexual abuse within his Liberal Party. Even after that, the books will look promising. That is partly the usual good luck—prices for iron ore, of which Australia is the world’s biggest exporter, are at record highs. 澳洲財長 Josh Frydenberg 將對今天提交的下半年度預算案感到無比寬心。此前,很少人預估澳洲的經濟狀況可以保持這麼好的狀態。相較其他國家,澳洲輕鬆挺過疫情的影響,去年澳洲 GDP 只下滑了其他先進國家平均一半的 2.4%,而無論限制外籍人士入境或是終止發放高額薪資補貼都沒有使其經濟復甦停滯。不過隨著該國大選將近,選舉支票仍開好開滿。部長 Frydenberg 預估將對醜聞連連、不時傳出老人營養不良,甚至爆出虐待事件的長照系統大撒 100億澳元 (79億美元)。此外,由於其所屬的澳洲自由黨 (Liberal Party) 身陷性虐待醜聞疑雲,他亦對女性釋出利多以求拉攏女性選票。不過即使如此,選情與預算案的前景看起來仍一片光明。 (澳洲的) 好運也部分由於鐵礦石的價格處於破天荒之歷史高價,這連動了此全球最大鐵礦石出口國 (即澳洲) 的經濟。 ⚜️Daily takeaway⚜️ 每日單字精選 ✅Budget (v./n.): 編預算 (動)、預算 (名) ✅Breeze (v./n.): 逃走/吹微風 (動)、微風 (名) ✅Closure (n.): 關閉、結束 (名) ✅Subsidy (n.): 補貼、補助、津貼 (名) ✅Approach (v./n.): 逼近/靠近 (動)、途徑 (名) ✅Splurge (v./n.): 揮霍 (動)、撒下 (名) ✅Malnourishment (n.): 營養不良 (名) ✅Promising (adj.): 有希望的、前途有望的 (形) ✅Exporter (n.): 出口商、出口人 (名) — ✔︎ 按讚【每日一經濟學人】Facebook 粉專: ✔︎ 追蹤【每日一經濟學人】Instagram 帳號: ✔︎ 訂閱【每日一經濟學人】YouTube 頻道: ✔︎ 閱讀【每日一經濟學人】Medium 平台: — 🔶如有商業合作或業務需求,請洽 🔴如影音內容有誤,歡迎來信勘誤

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