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Investors await more detail on outbreak, EU plans to spend €300bn on ‘Global Gateway’, Record profits at Gazprom
Britain prepares post-Brexit export strategy, Deutsche boss urges ECB to tighten policy, global dividends set to pass pre-pandemic levels
New lockdown in Austria, UK hospitality ‘in peril’, AstraZeneca moves away from non-profit model
Investors cheered by M&S rebound, Argentina in tussle with IMF, unlimited vacation time
Airlines, hotels and tour operators aim to recoup some of the $6tn lost during pandemic turbulence
Strong jobs numbers in US and eurozone; Bank of England chief insists rate rises on the way; Global food prices surge
Fed announces tapering of pandemic support, eurozone unemployment returns to pre-pandemic levels, UK house prices hit new record
UK and US manufacturing surveys show growth constrained by shortages while activity in China shrinks
Bloc closes the gap with US and China, UK households under pressure, Fed’s preferred inflation measure up 3.6%
Britain’s economic scarring less than expected, stellar earnings from Big Tech, taxing times for US Democrats
German recovery under threat; Warehouse space runs short; Retailers scramble to adapt
PMI surveys show overall growth in business activity slowing in Europe but improving in the UK and US
Company earnings reports highlight effect of rising input costs
Hopes damped over extra gas from Russia; Europe split on nuclear power; China reverts to coal to combat factory outages
Freight costs now at 10 times pre-pandemic levels
GDP rise of 0.4 per cent could be shortlived as challenges mount
IMF and World Bank meetings begin against backdrop of energy and supply chain crises
September data fall short of expectations and suggest rebound in growth is slowing
Gas prices fall back after Russian president offers to help stabilise markets
Western countries fear resurgence of Covid infections during winter months
EU consumer activity powers on but rising infections put brakes on Asia-Pacific
UK troops on standby to deliver fuel to service stations
Norway becomes first major western economy to raise interest rates since the start of the pandemic
UK workers would be able to request flexible hours from first day of job under new plans
Governments scramble to help consumers, energy sector and food companies