Factory data dampen global hopes for 'soft landing'

LONDON/TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 1

 Global manufacturing struggled in June

 as higher prices and a darker economic

 outlook left consumers wary of making purchases,

while China's strict COVID-19 lockdowns

and Russia's invasion of Ukraine added

 to supply chain disruptions, surveys showed.

From the United States to the euro zone,

activity at factories slowed to levels last seen

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