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The OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs) continue to point to slowing growth in Europe, but to stable growth in the OECD area as a whole.

Surging inflation and declining expectations in manufacturing are two factors stifling momentum in growth in Europe, including major euro-area countries such as France, Germany and Italy, as well as the UK. Outside Europe, the CLIs continue to point to stable growth in Canada, Japan and the US, as well as most major emerging-market economies, in particular China and India.

Lingering effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, and now Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are weighing on economic activity, which may mean higher- than-usual fluctuations in CLI and its components.

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