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China Power Outages Close Factories and Threaten Growth

DONGGUAN, China — Power cuts and even blackouts have slowed or closed factories across China in recent days, adding a new threat to the country’s slowing economy and potentially further […]




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Business groups are divided as China seeks self-reliance.

China’s push for self-sufficiency in a wide range of industries is dividing foreign companies, with some welcoming it as another chance to invest there while others worry that it will […]




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Global Supply Shortages Reach All the Way to a Haitian Aid Group

In the face of bewildering and enduring shortages of goods throughout the global economy, even aid organizations like food banks and clothing distributors are caught in the chaos. Many are […]




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As Germany Election Nears, Merkel Leaves a Strong But Vulnerable Economy

Ms. Merkel’s supporters say that she has helped the German economy dodge some bullets. Her sharp political instincts proved valuable during a eurozone debt crisis that began in 2010 and […]







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The Delta Variant and China’s Need to Change Its Covid-19 Policy

“How lucky I was born in China,” a young Chinese scholar declared last month in his WeChat. He was proud: Following the worst domestic Covid-19 outbreak since Wuhan, China had […]




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High Natural Gas Prices Strain Europeans, Weighing on Recovery

LONDON — As the world struggles to recover from the pandemic, soaring natural gas prices threaten to become a drag on the economies of Europe and elsewhere. Wholesale prices for […]




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Supply Chain Shortages Continue Around the World. Get Used to It.

Like most people in the developed world, Kirsten Gjesdal had long taken for granted her ability to order whatever she needs and then watch the goods arrive, without any thought […]




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Powell Signals Fed Could Start Removing Economic Support

Eighteen months into the pandemic, Jerome H. Powell offered the clearest sign yet that the Federal Reserve is prepared to soon withdraw one leg of the support it’s been providing […]




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Luxury’s Gray Market Is Emerging From the Shadows

Imagine you are hunting online for a pair of square-toed slides from Bottega Veneta, one of the most-hyped luxury brands of the moment. A new season pair can cost more […]