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Company earnings reports highlight effect of rising input costs
Dutch group Akzo Nobel forecasts situation could last until the middle of 2022
MPs are told inflation will rise and small businesses will bear brunt of worker shortages and price increases
Okonjo-Iweala addressed shipping issues, global trade and Covid vaccine access at FT Africa Summit
Delays are now affecting every industry and economy to varying degrees
Dutch manufacturer has recalled about 3.5m machines that used flawed part
Rising inflation and supply chain woes add to pressure on vulnerable countries
What port delays tell us about the pre-pandemic problems of the global economy
Buyers in Europe and US must wait longer for supplies as factories are forced to slash operating capacity
Yodel CEO says shoppers are heeding the warnings from retailers and logistics companies to buy in advance
Freight costs now at 10 times pre-pandemic levels
Seasonal shortages are a spur to manufacturers to invest in capacity
From Shenzhen to Los Angeles, storms, Covid and labour shortages are causing disruption
Cargo logjam at regional trade and financial hub blamed on labour shortages
Big store chains with well-stocked shelves should come out on top if they can take trade from smaller rivals
Chair of one of the biggest container port operators cites soaring production and labour costs
Biden administration announced measures to ease bottlenecks and shortages but problems are deep-seated
Demanding the logistics industry works round the clock won’t ease logjams, buying less stuff would.
But research institutes raise outlook for next year to 4.8% from 3.9%
Biden administration secures commitment from Walmart, UPS and FedEx to work round the clock
Problems accessing Felixstowe now reportedly being felt at other facilities
Today’s generation of central bankers is afflicted with the same sense of denial that proved problematic in the 1970s
Call for improved oversight follows acquisitions of two of Britain’s leading grocers
Extent of the fallout has caused surprise but there is optimism for a return to normal in a few months
Margins squeezed despite rising prices for foldable bikes as company struggles to secure raw materials