New Statesman
Eurogroup demonstrates how not to calm fears about Cyprus
By Alex Hern - 26 March 10:47

Jeroen Dijsselbloem nearly ruined everything.

New Statesman
Behind the scenes in the Troika, madness reigns
By Pawe? Morski - 26 March 9:27

"Cyprus is a template", said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, before hastily adding "Oh, wait, no it's not."

New Statesman
Labour should beat George Osborne at his own game with a living wage employment allowance
By Nick Pecorelli - 25 March 15:44

Cutting the "jobs tax" was the best move the Chancellor made, but Labour should go further, writes Nick Pecorelli.

Cyprus is paying a painful price for bowing to international capital
By Tim Jones - 25 March 15:17

Being controlled by global financial interests does not benefit ordinary people, their economy or democracy, writes the Jubilee Debt Campaign's Tim Jones.

Capping benefits for migrants could serve to drive down wages for all
By Alex Hern - 25 March 11:46

Forcing migrants into whatever work's going will render exploitation a breeze.

New Statesman
Spain turns to Bitcoin, prompting incoherent discussion on Today
By Alex Hern - 22 March 13:20

There are problems with the currency. But not those problems.

Cyprus institutes capital controls
By Alex Hern - 22 March 10:10

The government of Cyprus has introduced draconian restrictions on capital to prevent a bank run and capital flight.

File this one away in the "we'll see" pile
By Alex Hern - 22 March 9:43

An exodus after the election?

Cyprus looks for plan B
By Alex Hern - 22 March 8:24

There is no plan B.

How to boost the debt without borrowing: spend on houses
By Alex Hern - 21 March 16:00

The Help to Buy program uses some nice accounting tweaks to get away with being deficit neutral.

How do you price the death of the world?
By Alex Hern - 21 March 13:29

Climate change is hard to account for.

The UK will become the first G8 country to achieve the aid target
By Adrian Lovett - 20 March 16:20

Today will be remembered as a memorable milestone on that historic journey.

The budget's effect on growth? Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
By Alex Hern - 20 March 15:11

The OBR confirms: this budget is tinkering around the edges.

Budget 2013: The £10k personal allowance won’t reverse the impact of welfare cuts
By Spencer Thompson - 20 March 15:02

The small benefits the lowest earners will see from today's tax allowance rise does little to compensate for the enormous hit they will take from cuts to benefits.

New Statesman
Budget 2013: liveblog
By Alex Hern - 20 March 12:00

Join us as we cover George Osborne's fourth budget in office. Scroll to the bottom for the latest.

New Statesman
How the EU got me a free iPhone
By Jon Worth - 20 March 10:28

Knowing EU law is more useful than it seems, as Jon Worth found out.

Unemployment rises slightly in the run-up to the budget
By Alex Hern - 20 March 10:01

Youth unemployment rises rapidly.

The catch-22 holding back Britain’s youth
By Valerie Todd - 19 March 15:41

Our young people need businesses to take a fresh look at them – and at work experience, writes Crossrail's Valerie Todd.

The budget: déjà vu all over again
By Tim Morgan - 19 March 14:29

Prepare for a rush to the calculators, writes Tullett Prebon's Tim Morgan.

Not all infrastructure is created equal
By Alastair Harper - 19 March 11:58

The real value of the projects we should be starting now will be measured over decades.

New Statesman
Cyprus counterintuition part two: "Britain's next"
By Alex Hern - 19 March 11:14

Are we heading down the same road?

Inflation up by 0.1 percentage point, real wages down by 1%
By Alex Hern - 19 March 10:05

RPI sent out to the great big spreadsheet in the sky.

New Statesman
Cyprus isn't something happening "over there"
By Petros Fassoulas - 18 March 13:31

Europe – and that includes Britain – is unavoidably connected.

11 EU countries are about to implement an FTT: the UK should make it 12
By Tony Dolphin - 18 March 13:04

The Overton window is shifting, and now might be the time for an FTT.

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When the speculators flee, what will be left of Bitcoin?
By Alex Hern - 18 March 12:41

The underlying currency might not work without the inflated prices.

George Osborne must ignore the siren calls – and take steps to raise potential growth
By Ryan Bourne - 18 March 10:46

The CPS' Ryan Bourne gives its hitlist for the 2013 budget.

Cyprus: everything you need to know
By Alex Hern - 18 March 9:38

The tax, the Russians, the insurance, the surprise, and the future.

Gen Y actually might be poorer than their parents
By Alex Hern - 15 March 17:02

More spending and less saving means no increase in wealth for the young in 25 years.