Cost of living crisis

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The Observer view on Geert Wilders’ win: far-right victory is a warning to the rest of Europe | Observer editorial
The Netherlands’ election was no clean sweep, but it signals the perils of inaction on migration and the cost of living

Observer editorial

26, Nov, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Concerns over Europe economy as poll finds almost 23% of Spaniards have anxiety over cost of living – as it happened
Respondents to survey for newspaper El País and radio network SER also saw inflation as a bigger global threat than war, energy instability, terrorism and the climate crisis

Lili Bayer in Brussels

06, Nov, 2023 @4:29 PM

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University students in England ‘have 50p a week to live on after rent’
Maintenance loans almost entirely wiped out by accommodation costs, according to research

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, Oct, 2023 @11:01 PM

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UK interest rates will need to stay high into 2024, warns IMF
Britain faces ‘fairly subdued’ growth and ‘persistent’ inflation, global economic health check finds

Larry Elliott in Marrakesh

10, Oct, 2023 @2:43 PM

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New Zealand voters search for relief from ‘shocking’ living costs as election looms
Tax cuts and cheaper fruit among Labour and National party plans to address rising cost of living pressures as people once comfortable are swept into crisis

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

15, Sep, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Hunger and hope: Africans tell of desperation and innovation as climate summit meets
As delegates in Nairobi debate the havoc that climate crisis has wreaked on the continent, we speak to people finding new ways to feed themselves in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa

Peter Muiruri in Kenya, Patience Akumu in Uganda, Silence Charumbira in South Africa

06, Sep, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Pakistan in uproar as protests over soaring energy prices turn violent
Traders close shops, electricity bills are set alight and utility firm staff are attacked as anger rises over living costs and political strife

Zofeen T Ebrahim in Karachi

05, Sep, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Sales at vegan burger maker Beyond Meat fall by almost a third
US firm cuts revenue forecast as consumers opt for cheaper options amid cost of living crisis

Sarah Butler and Julia Kollewe

08, Aug, 2023 @4:58 PM

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Death toll rises as Kenya’s cost-of-living protests continue
Opposition leader Raila Odinga rallies his supporters to the streets where there have been clashes with armed police in Nairobi and western city of Kisumu

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

21, Jul, 2023 @5:00 AM

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JP Morgan puts more money aside for defaults amid cost of living crisis
Wall Street bank’s profits rise 40% to $13.3bn as interest rates charged to borrowers increase

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

14, Jul, 2023 @3:09 PM

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Nokia and Ericsson shares fall as cost of living crisis hits telecoms sales
Finnish company lowers profit expectations, while Swedish firm expects flat or ‘slightly up’ margins

Mark Sweney

14, Jul, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Dough: David Lescot’s play weighs a man’s life in his bank balance
We follow our loser hero from tooth fairy credits to funeral debts in a comedy of financial errors exploring money as a transactional link through all relationships

Kim Willsher

14, Jun, 2023 @2:06 PM

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