Definitions

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  • adjective Not involved in, or pertaining to, mining.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ mining

Examples

  • The RBA has faced a mounting challenge to its hawkish rhetoric, with many sectors of the nonmining economy weakened by the strong Australian dollar and a nervous consumer.

    RBA Cuts 2011 Outlook But Rebound Likely Swift

  • The central bank is now facing a conundrum that has the nonmining sector of the economy flat, while coal and iron ore exporters bask in the light of record commodity prices and surging demand from Asia.

    Australia Inflation Data Keep Rate Rise on Agenda

  • The central bank should cut interest rates to support nonmining parts of the economy, he added.

    Australia's Steelmakers Add To Economic Gloom

  • Most of the rest are held as "business development assets," essentially investments in nonmining interests.

    Nat Rothschild Comes Out of His Shell

  • Demand for raw materials and the related trade surplus, a surge in the Australian dollar and increase in interest rates are twisting the economy, strengthening western mining regions while undercutting tourism and nonmining industries.

    China Forces Global Shift in Commerce

  • Designed to increase government revenues from iron ore and coal and balance a two-speed economy where nonmining sectors complain of sluggish growth, the mining tax has the backing of some of the nation's biggest mining companies though smaller corporations are opposed to it.

    Australia Proposed Mining Tax Hits New Snag

  • The soaring Australian dollar is also hurting as it squashes the nonmining sector manufacturers, education services and tourism, the parts of the economy banks still do regular business with.

    Miners Drill Around Aussie Banks

  • But the researchers found markedly higher levels of radio-nuclides in cattle there compared to livestock grazing in nonmining areas.

    Yellow Dirt

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