Imports

Retailers Lower Imports Forecast Citing Inflation and Interest Rates

Retailers now see monthly declines in imports for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 (Los Angeles file photo) Published Sep 7, 2022 4:53 PM by The Maritime Executive The National Retail Federation is reviewing downwards its forecast for retail imports during the last five months of 2022 and while still expecting a year-over-year gain, …

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Retailers Say Second Half Decline in Imports Could Deepen in 2023

Retailers see decines in import volumes that could deepen in 2023 (Port of Oakland file photo) Published Aug 8, 2022 4:16 PM by The Maritime Executive With retail sales slowing across the United States, the National Retail Federate is forecasting the imports into the US’s major container ports will plateau and decline slightly in the …

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Spain orders temperature limits for businesses in sweeping energy saving decree – POLITICO

Spain’s government ordered all businesses to limit their temperatures and told shops to turn their lights off at night as the country scrambles to save energy ahead of this winter. Air conditioning cannot be lowered below 27 degrees in summer and heating cannot exceed 19C this winter, while shop fronts must go dark by 10 …

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Europe needs energy solidarity — not a North-South rift – POLITICO

Simone Tagliapietra is a senior fellow at Bruegel. Last week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen issued the clearest possible warning: “Russia is blackmailing us . . . using gas as a weapon.” Her alert came as the Commission proposed a “Save gas for a safe winter” package, instructing members countries to swiftly and …

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