Saturday , September 18 2021

Made-in-Germany growth engine falters as firms hit supply shocks

Bloomberg The engine of the German economy is turning into a brake in the face of a global supply crunch, threatening to derail the nation’s recovery. While its strong focus on manufacturing helped Europe’s largest economy fare better than its more service-heavy peers in the region during Covid-19 lockdowns, Germany’s ...

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US consumer sentiment falls to near-decade low in August

Bloomberg US consumer sentiment remained weak in late August amid ongoing concerns over inflation and the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Michigan’s final sentiment index falls to a near-decade low of 70.3 during the month from 81.2 in July, data showed. The figure was in line with the preliminary reading ...

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Euro-area inflation jumps to decade-high 3% in test for ECB

Bloomberg Euro-area inflation jumped to the highest in a decade in August, testing policy makers’ insistence that a post-crisis spike in cost pressures should prove temporary. Consumer prices rise 3%, exceeding the predictions of all 37 economists in a Bloomberg survey. A measure of core inflation that strips out volatile ...

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