While Ukraine's political situation remains uncertain, its economy teeters on the brink
By Elizabeth Stephens - 07 February 15:50

If the political instability is not reined in soon enough, the currency will spiral out of control.

George Osborne.
Osborne and Carney should enjoy their day in the sun
By Nick Beecroft - 04 December 12:59

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.

Mary Berry.
The revolution according to Mary Berry
By Stewart Cowley - 29 October 10:04

Democratic control over quantitative easing would be a welcome first step to my kind of revolution, writes Stewart Cowley.

Mario Draghi.
The ECB's Asset Quality Review is a work of art - minimalist art
By Nick Beecroft - 28 October 14:48

A masterpiece of reverse engineering.

New Statesman
Robo-trading: the superfast stockbroking strategy that affects your retirement funds
By Simon Chapman - 24 October 15:01

Advocates of HFT argue that it provides additional liquidity and so narrows the gap between buying and selling prices. Yet when market conditions turn adverse, HFT firms can switch off their robo-traders and then liquidity vanishes – as we saw in the “fla

A man holds up an ancient banknote.
Money by Felix Martin: Exposing the flaws in the way we think about money
By Alex Brummer - 15 June 12:00

A fresh addition to the growing library of "recession lit": one which delves into anthropology and ancient history to argue we will never understand the financial crisis with our current misguided perspective on money.

Fitch agency downgrades UK credit rating from AAA to AA+
By Helen Lewis - 20 April 8:56

More trouble for "downgraded Chancellor" George Osborne.

Ben Bernanke
What should economists and policy makers learn from the financial crisis?
By Charlotte Simmonds - 31 March 9:22

Ben Bernanke, Mervyn King, Larry Summers, Olivier Blanchard and Axel A. Weber talk at the LSE about the lessons of the crash.

Bitcoin: this is what a bubble looks like
By Alex Hern - 14 March 17:00

Not if, but when, the bubble will burst.

Dow Jones nearing an all-time high. So what?
By Alex Hern - 05 March 12:18

The Dow is a silly index for silly people. Pay no heed.

Government Bond Markets: Unfeeling Psychopaths or Rational Keynesians?
By Pawe? Morski - 28 February 9:45

We're blaming the fire alarm for the fire.

Has the pound turned the corner against the Euro?
By Alex Hern - 26 February 12:33

As the Italian <em>tuttishambles</em> starts to bite, the currency wars get interesting.

Japan: "We'd never buy foreign bonds (we might buy foreign bonds)"
By Alex Hern - 19 February 8:05

Abe puts the squeeze on the BoJ.

How Paypal robs the Bank of England
By Alex Hern - 18 February 16:07

Digital currencies might start creating a sticky situation for central banks.

G7: Japan is fine. No, not fine. The other one. Concerning. Japan is concerning.
By Alex Hern - 12 February 14:51

Lessons in unclear policy communication.

Japan targets the stock market
By Alex Hern - 12 February 10:58

The Nikkei at 13,000 is the new target.

Europe wobbles…
By Alex Hern - 05 February 9:03

Italy, Spain and Cyprus all strike fear into the hearts of economists.

New Statesman
400ms of insider information
By Alex Hern - 04 February 9:52

High frequency (insider) trading.

Osborne's bank raid reconsidered
By Alex Hern - 18 January 17:23

Was the "smash and grab" actually so bad?

Swiss franc soars away from the price floor
By Alex Hern - 18 January 13:14

Good news ahead.

Berlin follows Caracas in goldbug repatriation
By Alex Hern - 17 January 18:05

Why are they doing it? Because the conspiracists have won.

New Statesman
How a cat beat professionals at stockpicking
By Alex Hern - 15 January 10:26

A teachable moment.

New Statesman
Krugman backs minting a $1trn platinum coin
By Alex Hern - 08 January 8:16

The real funny story's the debt ceiling.

Fixing the debt ceiling with a trillion dollar platinum coin
By Alex Hern - 04 January 13:16

Make a silly demand, get a silly concession.

Japan "nationalises" industrial stock
By Alex Hern - 03 January 17:08

State capitalism, or unconventional fiscal policy?

New Statesman
A big week for money
By Alex Hern - 17 December 8:57

Breakthroughs worldwide.

We must free ourselves from the tyranny of the credit rating agencies
By David Skelton - 21 November 10:19

The disastrous record of the rating agencies proves that they do not deserve their exalted position.

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

The country's fifth in 15 years.

Eurozone retail PMI shows contraction for 12th month running
By Alex Hern - 30 October 10:16

Europe isn't out of the storm yet.

The birth of a zombie statistic
By Alex Hern - 29 October 11:16

"Record numbers of people in work" is a meaningless fact.

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