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Leading economies sliding into recession as Ukraine war cuts growth, OECD finds

By Phillip Inman

26 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian reports on OECD's latest study which found that the global energy crisis and inflation due to Russia Ukraine war will hit Europe the worst.

The world’s leading economies are sliding into recession as the global energy and inflation crises sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine cut growth by more than previously forecast, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

A dependency on expensive gas for heavy industry and home heating will plunge Germany, Italy and the UK into a long period of recession after global growth was projected by the OECD to slow to 2.2% in 2023 from a forecast in June of 2.8%.

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