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Global economy shows signs of winter resilience

By Paul Hannon and David Harrison

21 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The WSJ has news on positive economic indications in the U.S. and Europe, where growth has been buoyed by rising confidence as inflation worries ease.

Business activity in the U.S., the eurozone and the U.K. picked up in February, a boost for the global economy and a sign of resilience as Russia’s war on Ukraine is poised to enter its second year.

Surveys of manufacturers and service providers released Tuesday also pointed to an easing of supply problems, with companies reporting that raw material and component costs rose at the slowest pace since the fall of 2020. Wage pressures remained elevated, however.

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