Stagflation Clouds British Economy Wracked By LockDowns and Supply Constraints PMI Data Shows

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    The latest Flash PMI data for September from…


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    September 29 – Bloomberg (Catherine Bosley): “The world economy is facing a buildup in stagflationary forces as surging energy prices boost inflation and slow the recovery from the pandemic recession. Oil’s climbed to more than $80 a barrel for the first time in three years, natural gas for October delivery traded at the costliest in seven years and the Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index rose to the highest level in a decade. Food prices are also advancing, driven in part by crop failures in Brazil, with a benchmark UN index up 33% over the past 12 months. Rising costs for households and companies are hitting confidence while pushing inflation faster than economists had expected only a few months ago.”

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