UK inflation hits 10-year high as energy costs soar
18 November 2021 | 10:05 am
Inflation is continuing to soar in advanced economies around the world. In the UK, the consumer price index rose by 4.2 percent in October, the highest in a decade, while the eurozone's inflation rate hit a 13-year high. Also in the show: the EU proposes new rules to combat deforestation, and thousands of Chinese millennials seek a new life on rural farms.
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