Laos imposes price controls to curb inflation, but merchants say they’re losing money — Radio Free Asia

Laos has imposed price controls on 23 basic necessities such as pork, rice and natural gas to try to rein in inflation that has surged above 40 percent – controls authorities aim to enforce through fines or even jail time. But the price limits are making it hard for some merchants to make money. One … Read more

Macron pays high price in popularity over pension reform, surveys shows – POLITICO

Emmanuel Macron is paying a high price for his push on pension reform as a survey on Sunday showed the French president is facing a new low in popularity — as low as during the protests of the so-called Yellow Jackets. As the French take to the streets to protest against Macron’s pension reform, 70 … Read more

Price hikes are double whammy for pet owners who are crushed by inflation

Minneapolis CNN  —  As head of PAWS Atlanta, Joe Labriola can get a good sense of the region’s economic well-being from the day-to-day activity of the city’s oldest no-kill animal shelter. Through the course of the past year, it’s become increasingly clear to him that people in the area are struggling under the weight of … Read more

Azerbaijan to strengthen fighting artificial price increases, says PM

Opening of Zangazur corridor has great importance - Azerbaijani PM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 17. Fight against artificial price increases in Azerbaijan will be intensified, Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister Ali Asadov said during the discussion in the Azerbaijani Parliament of the report on the activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan in 2022, Trend reports. “Prices are being monitored. Combating artificial price increases is one of … Read more

Algeria cautions against Western oil price cap — RT Africa

The measure could cause supply disruptions, the country’s energy minister warns The Western price ceiling on Russian oil will spark uncertainty and disrupt global trade flows, the Algerian energy minister warned on Wednesday. The OPEC+ decision to cut output by 2 million barrels per day last November was designed to bring stability to global oil … Read more

Sanofi becomes latest drugmaker to announce insulin price cuts, capping cost at $35 for the privately insured

CNN  —  Sanofi is cutting the list price of Lantus, its most widely prescribed insulin in the US, by 78% and establishing a $35 monthly cap for those with private insurance, the company announced Thursday. The change is effective January 1. The move follows similar ones by Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk this month. The … Read more