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Global supply chains are being battered by fresh covid surges

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Bloomberg8/15/2021 5:34 PM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Global supply chains are being battered by fresh covid surges
Economists are already paring their growth forecasts for Asia
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Asia’s renewed surge in Covid-19 infections is compounding supply-chain blockages across the world’s biggest source of manufactured goods.

After weathering earlier pandemic waves better than other regions, the fast-spreading delta variant has thrown into turmoil factories and ports in countries that were once among the most successful containing the virus.

The snarls in Asia -- where the United Nations estimates around 42% of global exports are sourced -- risk twisting their way through global supply chains just as shipments would usually ramp up for the Christmas holiday shopping season.

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