Cost of living crisis

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Toy trends for 2023: from Lego flower power to Traitors the board game
Show in London gives glimpse of what children – and growing numbers of ‘kidults’ – will be playing with this year

Zoe Wood

28, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Onion smuggling rackets thrive as staple becomes a luxury in Philippines
Millions of dollars’ worth of onions seized by authorities as inflation crisis sees the cost of other basics soar

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

26, Jan, 2023 @12:19 AM

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Soaring food and energy prices could persist ‘for next two years’
Warning comes in annual global risks report for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

11, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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No Christmas bonus for Tesco staff – but some get box of Quality Street
Workers say they missed out on cash or vouchers again, though supermarket says staff got doubled discount on certain days

Sarah Butler

06, Jan, 2023 @4:11 PM

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Spain expands free travel offer to intercity bus services
Government introduced free travel on train journeys in September

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

05, Jan, 2023 @1:05 PM

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Millennials aren’t getting more rightwing with age. I suspect I know why | Arwa Mahdawi
The radicalism of my generation is often attributed to housing costs. But, as I found when I had my first child, there are much deeper issues at play, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

03, Jan, 2023 @12:16 PM

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ExxonMobil launches legal challenge to EU’s windfall tax on energy firms
US oil firm contests legal authority for ‘solidarity contribution’ to raise funds to offset soaring energy prices

Richard Partington

28, Dec, 2022 @5:57 PM

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‘My balance is on zero’: young Europeans on their first experience of inflation
High rents, low pay and spiralling food costs have left younger workers struggling to make ends meet and worried about the future

Oliver Haynes

19, Dec, 2022 @3:30 PM

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‘Life is tough’: New Zealand charities brace for Christmas surge as cost of living pressures mount
City missions are reporting a 400% increase in demand since before the pandemic, amid soaring food and housing costs

Eva Corlett in Wellington

09, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The fixed-price shopping basket: Greece’s answer to cost of living crisis
Government has struck deal with supermarkets to sell staples at fixed prices. But is it enough?

Helena Smith in Athens

08, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I’m in crisis every day’: prices outpace Belgians’ inflation-matched pay
Even in a country with automatic increases to pay and benefits, there are concerns over the cost of living

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

06, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Amazon warehouse workers stage Black Friday strikes and protests around world
On one of firm’s biggest shopping days of year, employees demand better wages and conditions

Mark Sweney

25, Nov, 2022 @9:48 AM

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