Chain Reaction Podcast News Roundup: Climate, Health, and Markets in a Connected Economy

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Feel the ground shift beneath your feet as we navigate the tangled web of surging inflation and its seismic impact on the global supply chain. Brace yourself for an in-depth analysis that pulls no punches, revealing how rising consumer prices are dictating the Federal Reserve's delicate tango with interest rates, and how businesses and consumers alike are feeling the pinch. From the housing market's skyrocketing costs to the transportation sector's fuel price woes, we dissect the ripple effects that are keeping the Fed's elusive 2% inflation target just out of reach. And as geopolitical tensions threaten to fragment international trade further, we probe the World Trade Organization's grim trade growth forecasts, understanding the true cost of a splintered global economy.

Venture with us to the frontlines of global health where dengue fever outbreaks are the latest harbinger of climate change's far-reaching grasp. Hear firsthand accounts from Sri Lanka and Peru, exposing the stark realities and government responses to a threat that endangers half of the world's population. Shifting gears, we analyze China's contracting trade figures and what these cautionary signals mean for the worldwide market. We also illuminate the bright spots on the horizon – the electrifying rise in copper demand thanks to the EV revolution and AI breakthroughs, a boon for Chile's economy. Finally, witness the environmental and legal reckoning as corporate leviathans confront the consequences of Forever Chemicals. Join us for a journey where economics, health, and policy collide, reshaping the landscape of our global supply chain and the very fabric of our interconnected world.

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About Tony Hines and the Chain Reaction Podcast – All About Supply Chain Advantage

I have been researching and writing about supply chains for over 25 years. I wrote my first book on supply chain strategies in the early 2000s. The latest edition is published in 2024 available from Routledge, Amazon and all good book stores. Each week we have special episodes on particular topics relating to supply chains. We have a weekly news round up every Saturday at 12 noon. All things impacting global supply chains in that week, so come and join us on the Chain Reaction podcast. I look forward to seeing you there.

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