China’s economy takes a hit from Covid-19 lockdowns • FRANCE 24 English

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New data shows China’s economy cooled sharply in April, as many cities including Shanghai suffered Covid-19 lockdowns.

Industrial output dropped nearly 3 percent compared to a year before, while retail sales slumped 11 percent. Meanwhile, global wheat prices jump after India announces a ban on exporting the grain due to damage from a heatwave.

Finally, we see how tourists are returning to Barcelona. The development is good news for local businesses but could revive tensions over mass tourism.


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