Supply chain crisis

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UK firms tell Rishi Sunak: time running out to save UK plc from perfect storm
Chancellor urgently needs to support companies facing rising energy prices, chronic staff shortages and supply chain issues

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @11:41 AM

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Crowds are back as Wimbledon returns to capacity
Tournament will run for full 14 days and record attendance expected after numbers cut by 50% last year

Emine Sinmaz

27, Jun, 2022 @1:43 PM

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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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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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Harrods delays summer discount sale due to global supply chain issues
Supplies are running ‘two to three weeks’ behind, a situation the store says has been exacerbated by post-Brexit staff shortages

Sarah Butler

22, Jun, 2022 @5:38 PM

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‘People are ripping up contracts’: price of rice boils over into new territory in UK
The pressures faced by one Yorkshire rice importer illustrate how costs feed through to consumers

Zoe Wood

22, Jun, 2022 @12:43 PM

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Why are central banks pushing to raise interest rates?
Banks are raising rates to bring down inflation but there is a risk to economic growth

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Ramen a leg: noodle prices heat up as wheat supply goes to pot
Floods in China and war in Ukraine cause grain shortage, while strained supply chain adds to squeeze on a staple food for millions

Martin Farrer

16, Jun, 2022 @6:11 AM

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South Korea truckers’ strike threatens to disrupt computer chip production
Stoppage by drivers is preventing the flow of key components in the tech industry and could add to global supply chain problems

Martin Farrer and agencies

14, Jun, 2022 @10:31 PM

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The US baby formula shortage isn’t bad luck. It was completely preventable | Matt Stoller
Shortages of vital, life-preserving goods are routine in America – and they’re the product of bad policy

Matt Stoller

13, Jun, 2022 @12:29 PM

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A 1,200-mile road-trip and no baby formula to be found. This is a nightmare | Anna Gazmarian
Expired products, cow milk, homemade formula – desperate parents are trying anything and everything to keep our babies fed

Anna Gazmarian

11, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Global supply chain crisis fuels push to local manufacturing as China’s appeal dims
Analysis: US to examine with fresh urgency easing reliance on China as pandemic disruptions expose global economic vulnerabilities

Martin Farrer

09, Jun, 2022 @2:26 AM

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