UK output index reaches 96.7 in May
By New Statesman - 11 June 8:59

Good news for now, but anxieties remain for later this year.

Cranes in a Sydney dock.
Australian GDP surges 1.3 per cent
By Alex Hern - 06 June 8:23

Exports down, but construction shoots up.

Recession deniers proved wrong
By David Blanchflower - 24 May 13:14

Our economics editor gives his verdict.

German economy edges out of recession
By New Statesman - 15 May 8:29

0.5 per cent growth recorded in the first quarter.

Spanish anti-cuts protestors.
Spain double-dips
By Alex Hern - 30 April 12:56

Economy contracts by 0.3 per cent.

US GDP up 0.55 per cent
By Alex Hern - 27 April 14:12

Annualised growth 2.2 per cent.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
S&P downgrade Spain to BBB+
By Alex Hern - 27 April 8:18

Austerity cannot save Spain from an expected contraction in 2012 and 2013, says the agency.

Chart of the day: The Great Recession
By Alex Hern - 26 April 15:56

This recession is significantly longer than, and almost as deep as, the one affecting Britain the 1930s.

Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde speaks to the press
We can learn from Iceland's crash – and their recovery
By Ann Pettifor - 25 April 15:51

Iceland's PM isn't the only one guilty of ignoring the evidence that a crisis was coming.

Cranes help build the Bishopsgate Tower in London
This double-dip looks like a trade problem
By Andrew Sissons - 25 April 15:31

Britain is importing more and exporting less, and that's where the recession stems from.

A shuttered shop in Willesden, London
Does it matter that Britain is back in recession?
By Alex Hern - 25 April 10:05

The news was bad either way. So why does it matter which side it fell?

Paul Krugman
How much does austerity hurt growth?
By Alex Hern - 24 April 15:25

Paul Krugman gives a rough-and-ready model based on yesterday's Eurostat figures.

Diggers sit at a construction equipment sale
PMIs hint at Eurozone contraction
By Alex Hern - 23 April 11:59

Indicies fall to 5-month low.

A petrol station with no fuel.
The effect of those "tanker strikes": fuel sales up 7.2%
By Alex Hern - 20 April 12:39

Could the panic buying have boosted GDP?

New Statesman
Mervyn King is a tyrant, but who will succeed him at the Bank?
By David Blanchflower - 18 April 14:44

It’s time for a heavyweight at the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.

UK growth will be half the official estimates in 2012
By New Statesman - 17 April 7:18

Ernst & Young's Item Club claims Britain will "stall until 2013".

China's first-quarter GDP up 8.1 per cent
By New Statesman - 13 April 10:13

Solid growth, despite falling short of expectations.

A German dockyard. Britain's trade to the EU increased slightly. (Getty)
Balance of trade falls by £0.9bn
By Alex Hern - 12 April 10:58

EU trade rises, but doesn't offset fall in non-EU trade.

New Statesman
Time to think beyond the economy – is GDP the right target?
By Amna Silim - 09 April 11:50

Policy should focus on wellbeing, opportunity and sustainability.

NIESR: 0.1 per cent growth to March
By Alex Hern - 05 April 15:34

Economy enters 50th month in depression

Surprise factory output fall
Economic recovery less clear as industry output falls
By Alice Gribbin - 05 April 11:10

Surprising new ONS figures show manufacturing predictions were overly optimistic.

The UK manufacturing PMI reaches 52.1 in March 2012
By New Statesman - 02 April 11:54

New export orders rise for the third time in the past four months.

Chart of the day: Gloom starts to fade
By New Statesman - 02 April 9:17

Business optimism is rising at its fastest rate since 2007, according to a new survey from Deloitte.

New Statesman
In the slow lane
By Tony Dolphin - 31 March 11:39

New economic forecasts from the OECD show how bad austerity has been for growth.

New Statesman
A recession warning for Osborne
By George Eaton - 29 March 13:57

The UK is forecast to recover at a slower rate than every G7 country except Italy.

OECD predicts Britain in recession
By Alex Hern - 29 March 11:43

The think-tank estimates growth for Q1 2012 to be -0.1 per cent, putting Britain in a technical doub

Chart of the day: losing my edge
By Alex Hern - 28 March 11:03

The ONS revises growth down for another quarter.

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