It’s Not Just The U.S. There Are Signs Of A Global Economic Downturn.

The war in Ukraine is stressing global energy and food markets. China’s COVID-19 lockdowns continue to affect supply chains. Economies large and small are facing persistent inflation. All of it adds up to a bleak global economic picture.

We talk to three NPR reporters on three different continents —Chief Economics Correspondent Scott Horsley in Washington, Rob Schmitz in Berlin and Lauren Frayer in Mumbai—about how economic crises half a world away can bear down on daily life.

This episode also features reporting from NPR’s David Gura on where CEOs think the economy is headed.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

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