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Moody’s Talks – The Big Picture

Episode 9
April 12, 2022

Will rising food and fuel costs inflame social tensions?

Soaring food and energy prices, exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are stoking inflation and reducing households’ purchasing power in many countries. How are governments and companies trying to address affordability concerns, particularly for the poorest members of society? What will be the impact on consumption and economic growth? And what role might diminished living standards play in fomenting social and political risks?

Guests: Matt Robinson, Associate Managing Director – Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign, Moody’s Investors Service, and Joanna Fic, Senior Vice President – Public Project and Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s Investors Service.

Host: Jennifer Wong, Vice President-Senior Credit Officer – Sub-Sovereign, Moody’s Investors Service.

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