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Qantas to Rio Tinto: Corporate Australia burdened by coronavirus surge

Australia has seen a record surge in Covid-19 infections due to the Omicron variant, which has strained supply chains, overwhelmed hospitals

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Australia has seen a record surge in COVID-19 infections due to the Omicron variant, which has strained supply chains, overwhelmed hospitals, and clouded the outlook of firms that were just recovering from the impact of the Delta outbreak.

Companies have had to shelve plans to ramp up their business, flag a hit to earnings, or earmark additional costs, as Omicron has thrown a spanner in the works of businesses that sought a brighter outlook for 2022.

Here is a list of companies that have a warned of a hit from the outbreak:

BHP

The global miner said 2022 copper production will be towards the

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First Published: Jan 19 2022 | 9:00 AM IST

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