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Includes comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes. It is primarily a reference document, providing a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian finance sector. The publication includes statistics on the finance sector enterprises; the finance industry and its role and contribution to the economy in terms of financial intermediation, use of the labour force, labour costs, and contribution to GDP; some globalisation indicators; and data about the financial markets. The publication also includes statistics on interest rates, exchange rates and Australian Stock Exchange indexes and selected international comparisons.