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The global economy is entering a phase of inflationary risk, the IMF warned on Tuesday, as it called on central banks to be “very, very vigilant” and take early action to tighten monetary policy should price pressures prove persistent; resurgent consumer demand in the US is feeding hopes of a strong holiday shopping season but that demand is further straining supply chains and many large retailers are stocking up on merchandise much earlier than usual; and a huge solar array on Colorado’s southern High Plains will officially launch this week, giving green energy proponents a new beacon for their cause.

IMF warns of need to be ‘very, very vigilant’ over rising inflation risks - with Colby Smith

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US Christmas retail crush comes early as supply chains buckle - with Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

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The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.

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