As the global economy takes steps to recover from the pandemic, prices have steadily risen around the world, with US CPI hitting a 31-year high of 6.2% year on year in October, says John Vail (pictured), chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management. Japan, however, remains an exception among the major economies. The country's headline CPI did tick up in October, but at a very modest pace of 0.1% year on year from the previous year, showing that inflation is yet to gain strong traction in a country long stuck in deflation. In a country heavily reliant on imported natural resources...
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