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Empty shelves and clogged ports

What's behind the global supply crisis?

The world has emerged from pandemic lockdowns more optimistic about the direction of Covid, but the sudden surge in demand for goods is creating new economic shocks from London to Los Angeles. Factories and ports are not functioning as they once did due to the pent-up demand for goods and broken supply chains. Energy prices are surging and some shelves are empty. So is this a temporary blip or a new normal? Who will be the winners and losers of the post-pandemic global economy and what opportunities do new economic landscapes provide for fighting the climate crisis?

Ritula Shah is joined by a panel of experts.
Producers: Paul Schuster and Junaid Ahmed

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49 minutes

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Sat 9 Oct 2021 03:06GMT


Harry G. Broadman - Chair of the Emerging Markets Practice, Berkeley Research Group LLC.

Sarah Schiffling - Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, Liverpool John Moores University

June Park - Political Economist and Fung Global Fellow, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

Peter Sand - Chief Shipping Analyst, Bimco Denmark


Container ships and oil tankers wait in the ocean outside the Port of Long Beach-Port of Los Angeles, California. Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo


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