Once a year, the UK economy gets a health check from the IMF. The process behind this so-called ‘Article IV’ assessment involves IMF staff meeting with officials from the Treasury and Bank of England,
With new elections now looming in Greece, many fear that a Greek exit is now all but decided. Analysts worry in particular that the party that came second in May’s poll,
One of the things that frustrates me the most is uninformed debate. I don’t mind this in the context of pub antics or dinner party discussions; I can cope with my mother-in-law’s sometimes particular take on the world.
Foreign Secretary, William Hague’s recent comments on British businesses have shown how deeply out of touch this government is with the rest of the country.
Being an economist has the occasional perk. One of them is travel – this week, I am spending most of my time in the US, primarily in New York. Every time I come to this city I discover something new about it
Iain Duncan Smith has decided to end Disability Living Allowance in favour of the new Personal Independence Payment to cut 500,000 disabled claimants.
Occupy London Stock Exchange LSX is back with aÂ vengeanceÂ as thousands return to StÂ Paul’sÂ Cathedral before marching onto the financial district.
With Hollande having won the French Presidential election, and fringe parties in Greece picking up a sizeable chunk of votes in the Hellenic poll, financial markets’ knee-jerk reaction was not encouraging yesterday.
With the Spanish economy returning to recession over the past six months, the fall of the Dutch Government due to a row over austerity, and the upcoming Greek and French elections, these are turbulent times for European policymakers.
The UK is officially back in recession. After a modest fall at the end of 2011, GDP contracted by 0.2% in the first three months of this year.
The financial crisis that started in 2007 will leave a lasting impact on the global economy. Government debt levels throughout the developed world will be higher than they would otherwise have been, as authorities stepped in to shore up failing economies.
The past week has seen something unusual happen. After the usual outrage and media fury over bankers’ bonuses, there has finally been a reaction.