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The price of war: OECD warns of slowing growth, high inflation

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is derailing the global economy's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is the latest to slash its global GDP growth forecast for 2022, from 4.5 percent projected in December to just 3 percent in its latest outlook. Driving that slowdown is the cost of living crisis that's impacting households and businesses around the world. For more, Kate Moody speaks to the OECD's deputy secretary-general and chief economist, Laurence Boone.

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Eurozone inflation hits record 8.9% despite better-than-expected growth

Inflation in the European countries using the euro currency shot up to another record in July, pushed by higher energy prices fueled by Russia's war in Ukraine, but the economy still managed better-than-expected, if meager, growth in the second quarter.

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European Central Bank hikes interest rates in race to tame runaway inflation

The European Central Bank raised interest rates by more than expected on Thursday as concerns about runaway inflation trumped growth considerations, even while the euro zone economy reels from the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine.

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Pandemic, slow recovery set back gender parity ‘by a generation’

The pandemic and a weak economic recovery have pushed back progress on closing the gender gap around the world. Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, says that issues including family care policies, an increasingly digital economy, and ongoing struggles in certain industries have all been setbacks for women. The WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2022 now projects it will take 132 years to reach gender parity.

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