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Tesco supermarket sign in Bathgate, Scotland
Inflation concerns dampen UK retail outlooks

Inflationary pressures will place supermarket chains under strain in the coming months.

Jenny McCall
Shoppers in the Royal Arcade in Norwich, England
UK retail footfall down one-third on pre-pandemic level

Autumn gains were wiped out in December amid the Omicron threat, a retail industry leader said

Jenni Reid
smartphone with HBO Max logo in tub of popcorn
HBO/HBO Max exceeds subscriber number expectations for Q4

International market helps fuel strong quarter for HBO and HBO Max subscriptions

Carreen Maloney
Electric vehicle fast charging station in Cabazon, California.
EV charging stations have miles to go in US

Inroads are being made with infrastructure funding for stations

Daniel Tyson
A person to click the hypothetical button of low interest rates
Five central banks that are likely to hold or cut rates in 2022

Central banks in Asia-Pacific are looking to stick to an easy monetary policy for 2022

Debabrata Das
Woman climbing a chart while carrying a stone with text of interest rates on her back
Five central banks that are likely to raise rates in 2022

Ultra-loose monetary policy has been a feature of the pandemic, but this is charging

Debabrata Das

President Xi Jinping, next to a Chinese flag
Digital opium and delisting: key China stories from 2021

Beijing shocked markets this year with crackdowns on tech, education, and alcohol

Mensholong Lepcha
Cargo ship at dock amid rows of shipping containers
Global supply chain crisis easing, but action still needed

US government needs to take lead to avoid future problems, supply chain expert

Daniel Tyson
Mask-wearing person and a price graph
Analysis: What will be the key global trends in 2022?

Oxford Economics predicts what could be in store for the world over the coming year

Rob Griffin
A pile of coins symbolic of the economy
2021: The US Economy in Charts

Economists at Wells Fargo Securities look back at 2021 in 10 key charts

Joyanta Acharjee
El Salvador flag draped over a bitcoin
Is El Salvador’s adoption of bitcoin a good idea?

Some believe the adoption of bitcoin is the answer for the largely unbanked population

Angelique Ruzicka
Shipping port and containers
Analysis: Is the worst over for Europe’s supply-chain woes?

Oxford Economics expects eurozone industrial production to grow 4% during 2022

Rob Griffin
Olaf Scholz has taken over from Angela Merkel
What can investors expect from the new German government?

Chancellor Olaf Scholz is now in charge, but are he and his coalition good news for investors?

Angelique Ruzicka
European currency Euro. Stock market. Currency market. European flag. Stock market chart. EEC. 50 euros. Value of money.
European stock market outlook 2022: shallow dips amid ECB support

The ECB’s support might keep European stocks’ outlook bullish. Read more...

Tony Rahmani
UK house price sign
Average UK house prices predicted to rise by 5% in 2022

Buyer demand and supply pressures likely to push up UK house prices

David Burrows

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