It's not difficult to see that London is facing a house price bubble. It's harder to say when it might pop.
We are heading into a so-called “living standards election” – without accurate data on living standards. Different sides will be able to tell whatever story they want.
Most people want to “give their money away to someone whom they can trust will use it wisely to generate a income when they retire”.
We need to take the idea of a universal basic income seriously.
Tripling fees to £9,000 was a clever exercise in smoke and mirrors accounting. Students and universities are paying the price.
While current storms will weigh upon February’s statistics, Q2 growth could now hit 4 per cent and US rates could move significantly higher along the curve.
The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and the Nine Elms area in south London illustrates a much wider problem in the way cities are managed and planned – councils seem perfectly happy to see private interests direct the course of historically interesting places.
The Federal Open Market Committee is keen to hold fund rates in spite of falling unemployment. It's the first act of a newer, stricter committee.
Nobody doubted a return to growth under austerity was possible - but all the evidence suggests it has been hampered by George Osborne's radically anti-stimulus position.
If the political instability is not reined in soon enough, the currency will spiral out of control.
2013 was the year the world’s financial markets suddenly became interested in Japan again.
Ed Balls's 50p tax is nothing but theatrical politics - pay close attention to the Lifetime Allowance, the cap on pension funds, which has already been lowered and most likely will be again.
How long have real wages been dropping?
Rich people in other countries demand they be required to pay higher taxes more often than you might think. So why doesn't Britain have a Warren Buffett or a Bill Gates, willing to pay a little bit more tax for everybody's benefit?
Economist Jim O'Neil has grouped Mexico, India, Nigeria and Turkey together as the economies most likely to explode over the next decade. But there are lessons to be learned from the BRICs - a rising tide does not lift all boats.
Global inequality in numbers.
The emotive, victory-clutching style of the Yes campaign is at risk of floundering before the cool, hard realities presented by the UK Treasury.
Is this trend set to continue?
The Scandinavian giant has kept itself afloat amid economic turbulence with a steady flow of natural resources - but is this nature-loving nation prepared to promote growth at all costs?
Gordon Brown, as Chancellor in the UK, and the Federal Reserve’s Alan Greenspan, notably, violated Minsky’s ideas - what will the new twin peaks of global finance do differently?
Britain reaps the benefits of welcoming overseas students to study in the UK - but internationalism works both ways. We should also be enabling UK students to study abroad.
While the PM hails figures showing 750 homes have already been bought under the scheme, Labour remains focused on increasing building from its post-war low.
The Tories are hailing the UK's projected growth while promoting policies that would strangle it.
The rich are getting richer to an extent that is breaking our society – and our economy – apart.
Was there any good news from the figures?
As southern European countries rack up record debts, Helmut Kohl has told friends “Merkel is destroying my Europe”.
There is one example when they did . . .
Including, when will living standards start to rise, will there be new money for the NHS and how much more austerity is Osborne planning?
The UK fast becoming a stand-out developed economy performer. Growth is heading into 2014 at a healthy 3 to 4 per cent, even in the face of Osborne’s austerity.
Improvements to Tube are badly needed. Official projections show London’s population is growing by 2,000 every eight days. Getting more out of our existing infrastructure is essential to keeping London competitive and keeping its economy thriving.