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As China redirects more of its funds into domestic demand, international credit markets - and debtor nations like the United States - are likely to feel the pinch.
We're being told to tighten our belts but it seems the politicians are always the last to feel the pinch.
Higher food prices start to pinch consumers: With the rising cost of milk, eggs, meat and produce contributing to the biggest jump in food prices in 17 years, consumers are starting to feel the pinch.
We can expect to see fierce battles over retail space and Irish supermarkets Dunnes and SuperValu will feel the pinch.
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) figures indicate that consumers are starting to feel the pinch following the recent interest rate rises, which are visibly having an impact on household spending.
housing sector in free fall and companies like Bowater starting to feel the pinch of the softwood lumber export quotas, Ramsay wants to help them find other export markets.