Nigeria’s economy: recovery or fluke?
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The Central Bank of Nigeria plans to reduce the country's inflation to between 10 to 11 percent by the end of this year and also plans to intervene more in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.
18 Feb 2021
Assessing 16.47% inflation Spike in Nigeria
23 Feb 2021
In India, thousands of farmers have been camping out on New Delhi's borders for almost three months in what's been called the world's largest protest. The government says its new farming laws are essential to modernise the country's agriculture sector. But farmers, both young and old, say they won't bring their protests to an end until the legislation is repealed. They believe the new laws will end up hurting small farmers, who form 80 percent of the sector. Our correspondents Diya Gupta and Thomas Denis report from New Delhi.
16 Mar 2021
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Here are some of the stories to look out for when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Wednesday.
13 May 2021
Inflation in the US soared at its fastest pace in over a decade, with consumer prices 4.2% higher than in April 2020. The data spooked investors around the world, contributing to a global market selloff.
Stocks sink on inflation woes, as bitcoin plunges, Senate suspend plenary for constitution review
19 May 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday
14 Jun 2021
Consumer prices have soared 5% in the US compared to a year earlier, as demand for goods and services soars. If high levels of inflation persist, the US Federal Reserve could be forced to adjust monetary policy.
20 Jul 2021
Notwithstanding the hike in the price of foodstuff, ram and other items in Nigeria due to Eid-el-Kabir, Muslims in Nigeria are celebrating the holy festival also known as Eid-al-Adha. However, with the price of a ram ranging between ₦120,000 and ₦400,000, not everyone is smiling as they observe the yearly ritual.
It's the first time since the global financial crash that inflation in Germany has reached such levels. The coronavirus pandemic is not the only factor driving the surge.
The UN calls for a radical global rethink of agricultural subsidies in a new report, saying more than 80% of the government funds either distort prices, harm the environment, or feed inequality.
Rising inflation suggests economic recovery is going well in the EU's east. But as Poland joins its neighbors in tightening monetary policy to stem further rises, is this the start of an era of higher borrowing costs?
In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities when students protested an ongoing spike in housing prices. This protest movement reflects the growing difficulties of the general population amid sky-high living costs, even as the government refuses to acknowledge the economic crisis. Our Istanbul correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Hussein Asad and Shona Bhattacharyya report.
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