Debrief: China's power crunch could add to rising inflation in Singapore

The power crunch is attributed to China's coal shortage, with coal accounting for 60to 70 per cent of the country's electricity generation.
The power crunch is attributed to China's coal shortage, with coal accounting for 60to 70 per cent of the country's electricity generation.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - A shortage of affordable electricity in China since last month has resulted in blackouts and disrupted production in the world's second largest economy.

Its impact is already hurting supply chains and could add to rising global inflation, including in Singapore.

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