Trouble ahead for Osborne as economy is forecast to have shrunk again
By George Eaton - 11 January 15:38

Danger of a triple-dip recession as NIESR forecasts that the economy contracted by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2012.

Japan approves £72bn stimulus package
By New Statesman - 11 January 9:12

Expected to create 600,000 jobs.

While the Government delays, cities are taking radical steps to cut carbon
By Alastair Harper - 13 December 17:05

Cities are where the biggest experiments can take place; look to them to see the future of the UK.

Leader: The Chancellor is making growth less likely, not more
By New Statesman - 05 December 16:25

The results of Mr Osborne’s strategy were both predictable and predicted. But he has continued regardless.

Revealed: how Osborne manipulated the borrowing figures
By George Eaton - 05 December 14:55

Chancellor included 4G receipts and gilt interest payments to make it appear as if the deficit will fall this year.

Even big business has bailed out on Osborne
By David Blanchflower - 21 November 16:51

The refrain is that the Chancellor must do something – anything – but few have any confidence that he will.

Cover picture of The Economist's 17 November issue.
French fury at Economist cover story
By Alex Ward - 19 November 8:03

Officials defend the “time-bomb at the heart of Europe”.

The Bank of England warns Osborne: prepare for a triple-dip recession
By George Eaton - 14 November 11:41

Osborne said the economy was "on the right track" but the Bank warns growth could disappear in Q4.

Jean-Claude Juncker and Christine Lagarde
IMF and eurozone officials in public clash over Greek debt
By Alex Ward - 14 November 10:11

Troika infighting leaves Greek bailout shrouded in uncertainty.

New Statesman
Japan's economy slides further towards recession
By Alex Ward - 12 November 17:18

The country's fifth in 15 years.

Greek Protester
Greece passes landmark austerity budget
By Alex Ward - 12 November 14:20

The country now waits on its creditors to save it from imminent bankruptcy.

Services growth flatlining
By Alex Hern - 05 November 11:12

Triple dip ahead?

Capitol Hill
The "Fiscal Cliff" would drag America into certain recession
By Alex Ward - 31 October 17:52

Congress must overcome its partisan rifts.

The UK economy hasn't grown more than the US
By George Eaton - 26 October 15:05

The US has grown by 2.3 per cent in the last year, while the UK has remained flat.

New Statesman
The Economist: austerity in 2010 "threatened recovery"
By Alex Hern - 26 October 10:35

The coalition against austerity is overwhelming.

GDP almost returns to the level it was before Osborne's double-dip
By Alex Hern - 25 October 9:31

The effects of the second recession have been reversed by 1 per cent growth this quarter.

Angela Merkel
Dismal figures stoke fears of further eurozone downturn
By Alex Ward - 24 October 14:18

Slumping private sector output, rising debt, and general malaise foreshadow further decline.

New Statesman
Chart of the day: Falling income
By Alex Hern - 23 October 14:09

Via Sky's Ed Conway, a chart which shows exactly how bad this recession has been. Income per capita is low, and getting lower.

Chinese demonstrators set fire to a Japanese national flag during a protest over
Recession fears loom as Japan posts worst September trade figures in 30 years
By Alex Ward - 22 October 17:50

The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute and weak global markets hit exports.

Why the Tories shouldn't get excited about "good" economic news
By George Eaton - 19 October 13:56

The economy might appear to be improving but forecasters predict a "triple-dip recession" and rising unemployment.

GDP percentage growth, quarter on same quarter 1 year ago - estimates.
ONS reports that ONS actually quite good at estimating GDP
By Alex Hern - 16 October 13:45

Estimates rarely change that much, but have got worse since the crash.

Osborne should prepare for a triple-dip recession
By George Eaton - 15 October 10:49

After returning to growth in the third quarter, the economy is in danger of shrinking again in the fourth quarter.

George Osborne gives a rare TV interview
My advice to Ed Balls: don’t follow Slasher’s lead and promise the earth
By David Blanchflower - 04 October 8:06

Who has really been telling "shameful lies"?

New Statesman
Australia finds AU$325bn down the back of the sofa
By Alex Hern - 02 October 10:45

Equivalent to almost £10,000 per person.

A protest against Foreign Direct Investment
India's Pandora’s Box is now being opened
By Priya Virmani - 19 September 11:01

Foreign Direct Investment will help some of India, but won't correct growing inequalities.

Yet more dubious promises from the Republican fantasist brigade
By David Blanchflower - 12 September 15:10

Romney and Ryan don’t have a credible economic plan.

Vince Cable
Vince Cable is right to support British business in procurement
By Stephen Clarke - 11 September 13:28

Have Britain’s politicians finally realised that EU rules are not an impediment to an active industrial policy?

Are fiscal conservatives even certain of what they're arguing about?
By Alex Hern - 31 August 13:05

One of the problems fiscal conservatives have is that most of them can't actually agree about what they are conservative about.

Where did all the productivity go?
By Margarida Madaleno - 24 August 14:03

The ONS examines how employment is rising, even while GDP falls.

Q2 GDP revised up by 0.2 per cent
By Alex Hern - 24 August 9:56

The second estimate for GDP in the second quarter of 2012 has been revised upwards, from a contraction of 0.7 per cent to a contraction of "just" 0.5 per cent.

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