Taking Stock 

A moment of calm needed on the inflation front

Taking Stock

A moment of calm needed on the inflation front

We sensed it coming. Within the space of a few days, three listed companies – a paper and packaging producer, an industrial chain maker and a performance materials specialist – had warned of increased input prices and rising raw material costs. It was a theme that came up time and again when we covered the June half-year releases, but in many cases the increases in raw and intermediate input prices had yet to translate into margin pressure.

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