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Inflation soared over the past year at its highest rate in four decades, hammering America's consumers, wiping out pay raises and reinforcing the Federal Reserve's decision to begin raising borrowing rates across the economy.
17 Feb
Could inflation prove more perilous to livelihoods than lockdown? The latest figures from France and its neighbours show light at the end of the public health crisis tunnel, but there's no time to celebrate. The recovery has spawned a bidding war over goods and raw materials that's cancelled out wage hikes for an in-demand labour force.
17 Feb
Heineken is raising the price of a pint, as supply shortages and high costs hit the beer-brewing business. It's a concrete example of how inflation is affecting both businesses and consumers. Meanwhile, inflation in the UK has hit a 30-year high, and French shoppers are worried about their purchasing power.
18 Feb
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24 Feb
Sri Lanka's ongoing economic meltdown is getting worse day by day. It's the worst financial crisis this island nation of 22 million people has faced since its independence seven decades ago. The country's foreign reserves have been dangerously low in recent months, and experts fear the country is on the verge of default.
11 Mar
Venezuela is cutting six zeroes off the value of its currency, the bolivar. That's as its banknotes have become increasingly worthless due to runaway inflation.
11 Mar
As commodity prices spike because of the war in Ukraine, South Africa's finance minister warns that the country might face fallout from inflation of food and oil prices, but that the conflict could also lead to a boost in the country's export revenue. Plus, there are warnings of a humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso's northern city of Djibo. Hundreds of thousands of people there are struggling to get food or water as jihadists besiege the city.
12 Mar
Ethnic clashes leave at least 17 people dead in Sudan's Darfur region. Observers blame. Arab militias for launching attacks to settle land and livestock disputes. The cost of living for Ghanaians is at its highest in almost 6 years. The increasing price of basic goods such as water and oil leave families and businesses struggling. And Congolese authorities vow to clamp down on shoddy construction after a tragic accident in Kinshasa. Experts blame corruption and poor urban planning.
17 Mar
Nigeria to hold second interest rate meeting of 2022 on the back of an upsurge in inflation and fragile growth. Persistent double-digit inflation could pile pressure on the central bank to reconsider its dovish stance on rates.
20 Mar
Inflation in France is set to surpass 4 percent in March, according to the latest estimates from the national statistics institute Insee. The pace of price rises has already hit the highest level since 2008. The rising cost of living has become a central issue in the French presidential election campaign, with promises from candidates to cut taxes and raise wages to tackle it.