The global food chain is being shaken by a pig virus, African swine fever, that started to kill off pigs in China last summer and has now spread to Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia. This has sent a shock wave through the global food chain with the strengthening of the global meat market and the rising of prices.
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- UK retail sales rose sharply in July
- Swiss producer and import price index fell by 0.1% in July
- Japan financial minister Aso says he hopes markets will calm down
- China's new home prices firm in July - NBS