The economy finally picked up momentum in 2013. But what is worrying for George Osborne about today’s GDP figures is how they suggest that momentum ebbing away over the last year.
Inflation is no more. The annual inflation rate is zero for the first time on record. So is the dawn of deflation a good or a bad thing?
China’s e-commerce behemoth Alibaba handles most of the country’s online shopping. As it is joins the US stock market, it has set its sights on expansion in the USA and Europe.
Music, dance, euphoria – but no drugs or alcohol. Can going “conscious clubbing” before work make you happier and more productive when you do get to your desk?
Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years – good for households who have seen their pay eroded by rising prices, but the better news is the squeeze on earnings may be over.
New figures suggest many students will never repay the debts incurred when paying for university tuition fees.
The chancellor could raise the personal tax allowance in Wednesday’s budget, but to do so is expensive and can skew the way money is distributed across the population.
Annual stress tests for banks are meant to ensure they remain financially secure, but tougher conditions could make it harder to get a loan, writes Economics Producer Neil MacDonald.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to commit to tougher controls on the amount spent on welfare payments in a speech later. But is it fair to claim that such spending has got out of hand?
The problem with the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report – presented for the last time this week by Sir Mervyn King – is that it feeds the idea that the governor has all the answers.
The Bank of England governor unveils new forecasts which show both weaker economic growth and higher inflation compared to previous predictions from the bank.
Ahead of tonight’s extended Channel 4 News interview with Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King, we look at how the country’s economic problems have affected the lives of four people.
Why has the Bank of England decided against printing more money despite a recession in Britain, an intensification of the eurocrisis and advice from the IMF that now is the time to act?