Inflation

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Central bank heads warn world economy faces new inflationary era
Speaking at ECB’s annual policy forum leaders point to succession of economic shocks for new reality

Richard Partington and Phillip Inman

29, Jun, 2022 @6:06 PM

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Global energy price cap: market manipulation whose time has come?
Analysis: It may sound like Marxism, but the proposal aimed at taming prices and cutting Putin’s funds came from the G7

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Central bank policymakers should not assume reputations will recover | Howard Davies
As inflation soars, the Fed, ECB, Bank of England and others are more regularly challenged than in the past

Howard Davies

28, Jun, 2022 @6:41 AM

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Cancelled flight? Shoddy clothing? Disappointing meal? Blame skimpflation, the hidden curse of 2022
Reluctant to raise prices, refusing to sacrifice profits, travel companies, retailers and restaurateurs are cutting corners wherever they can, usually without telling their customers. Is poor quality the new normal?

Zoe Wood

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Firms are driving up inflation - why doesn't Johnson talk to them about restraint? | Carys Roberts
The government expects workers to shoulder the burden – while price spikes mean huge windfalls for some companies, says Carys Roberts of the IPPR

Carys Roberts

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Inflation could push English councils into bankruptcy, say leaders
Rise of £2.4bn in costs could be ‘disastrous’ and essential services may need to be cut, says LGA chair

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Small and medium-sized firms struggling with ‘a hat-trick of hurt’
Rising fuel costs, higher wages and the surging price of imported goods and raw materials are forcing a ‘change of behaviour’

Phillip Inman

27, Jun, 2022 @5:58 AM

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History turns full circle as G7 alarm bells ring over energy once again | Larry Elliott
First meeting in 1975 grappled with the oil shock – now it is Russia’s war in Ukraine creating angst

Larry Elliott

26, Jun, 2022 @10:18 AM

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University staff who can’t afford to eat ask for campus food banks
Young academics and support workers are on the breadline as the cost of living crisis bites

Anna Fazackerley

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Jim Chalmers says inflation will go higher, but unions are right to push for higher wages
Treasurer says it is ‘uncontroversial’ for unions to note that wage rises are below inflation, and suggests there may be a place for workers’ representative on RBA board

Paul Karp

26, Jun, 2022 @1:35 AM

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Almost half of adults in Great Britain cut back on food spending – ONS
Smaller grocery bills amid rising cost of living behind 0.5% drop in May, says ONS

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Jun, 2022 @3:21 PM

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Tough summer ahead for retailers as UK consumer confidence hits rock bottom
Analysis: Shoppers will be counting their pennies, with inflation predicted to hit 11%

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Jun, 2022 @11:23 AM

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