Analysis: Supply chains, inflation overshadow vaccine, debt woes at IMF-World Bank meetings

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By David Lawder and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Supply chain woes and growing inflation concerns pushed aside a widening gap in COVID-19 vaccinations and mounting debt problems for developing countries as the top concerns for global policymakers at International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings this week. Relatively little new progress was made on increasing vaccine supplies to developing countries, although officials highlighted an increasing divergence between rich and poor countries as a growing financial and economic risk. The focus on the normalization pains that weal…

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