The UK, eurozone and US inflation stories have diverged, which means each economy is now fighting a distinct battle with prices rises, which could require very different weapons.
Central America is a long way from Australia but a drought in the region is having an impact on the availability and price of some products.
A new study suggests disclosure laws to prevent forced labour in the clothing industry are a form of window dressing designed to ease the conscience of consumers rather than protecting workers.
If we have learned anything from the fight against modern slavery, it is that addressing the issue takes extensive time, resources and long-term commitments.
Producer responsibility is increasingly being used to deal with the environmental costs of production. It can also be used to deal with social issues.
Companies around the world are rapidly reshoring factories, investing in new technologies and building their inventories – shifts that all mean higher costs for consumers.
The bullwhip effect describes small changes in demand that become amplified as they move down the supply chain, resulting in shortages. The pandemic put that phenomenon on steroids.
Business managers rethinking supply chains should consider COVID effects, the African free trade area and green industrial growth.
The Chinese government’s action in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, says a long awaited report from UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
A new energy deal between Canada and Germany could revitalize the Port of Churchill in Manitoba by increasing ammonia export traffic.
Our analysis is the first commissioned by the Department of Defence on the specific threat of prolonged maritime supply-chain disruptions due to conflict in the South China and East China seas.
Algorithms can help determine what farm inputs and policies can boost food production.
An infant nutrition expert explains what is behind the current formula shortage and what can be done to support hard-pressed parents.
What can China do to resolve a crisis that threatens not only the health and security of its people and economy, but the future of Chinese Communist Party and its leader Xi Jinping?
Food, fuel and fertiliser prices were rising fast even before war broke out. We need to act now to avoid a humanitarian crisis.
In spite of public disapproval, food prices are likely to remain high this year unless the government intervenes to cushion farmers from rising costs.
The shock waves from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rippling through world energy, food and trade supply lines are profound, but not big enough to split the global economy
In the short term, the war is causing energy prices to soar and prompting fears of famine in some countries. In the long term, it could remake the modern global supply chain.
Our new research sets out six ways to cut a more gender-just and sustainable fashion sector.
If you own a diesel car with an AdBlue tank, your engine is programmed to not start once you run out of it. But Australia can handle the looming diesel engine additive shortage – if we don’t panic.