Card Spends and inflation

Was remembering my days in the bank when part of my job was to increase Credit card spends by manipulating credit lines for individual customers or clusters. My friend in the same team had a similar goal, but he could manipulate only the offers that were made available to our carded customers. While the role was really exciting and highly numbers driven, we were not really benchmarking ourselves to some base year/month prices. Consider this: a customer who uses his credit card for all his petrol purchases would have seen 10% increase in fuel spends only because of fuel price

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Fuel costs leading to Closed economies ?

Read a very interesting article yday- wherein the author built a case for changes he predicted in manufacturing services due to the increased crude prices. According to him the labour arbitrage opportunities that many companies/countries could exploit previously, would no longer be as profitable. Reason being that historically the increased shipping costs due to shifting of manufacturing facilities to far-off locations was a smaller percentage and the fruits of low labour cost were enjoyed. Now with increased transportation costs- the overall distance that the raw materials (to the facility) or finished goods (to the markets) travel will need to be

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