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

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

US markets close as Frankenstein's Monstorm heads to NYC
By Alex Hern - 29 October 10:14

Hurricane Sandy marks first full trading-day lost to weather in over 25 years.

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.

Trading kidneys, repugnant markets and stable marriages win the Nobel Prize in Economics
By Alex Hern - 15 October 13:25

Roth and Shapley charted a course for economists to go beyond simply arguing for markets in everything.

Switzerland and Denmark go negative
By Alex Hern - 11 October 9:38

Negative nominal interest rates arrive.

If all international trade was done through eBay, the world would be 30 per cent richer
By Alex Hern - 05 October 17:45

Frictionless trade is closer than ever before online, according to a new paper.

US hedge fund seizes Argentine naval ship
By Alex Hern - 04 October 11:14

The ARA Libertad is now the property of Elliott Capital Management.

BBA cedes Libor role – who will replace them?
By Alex Hern - 26 September 8:12

The government may want a place in the process.

The economics of house music
By Mr Ali Miraj - 12 September 14:13

The beat goes on.

Obama and – Bane? Bain? Romney. Obama and Romney.
Romney's Bain Capital under investigation for tax dodging
By Alex Hern - 03 September 12:58

New York's attorney-general starts examining private equity firms

The national debt rises, again
By Margarida Madaleno - 21 August 17:55

Corporation tax revenue plummets, leaving a hole in the nation's finances.

Goldman Sachs gets into social impact bonds - but what are they?
By Ryan Shorthouse - 07 August 15:10

Ryan Shorthouse of the Social Market Foundation explains the reasoning behind social impact bonds.

GIF of the day: Skynet is in your stock exchanges, taking your money
By Alex Hern - 07 August 12:47

High frequency trading has experienced a boom in the last five years. What next?

A Robin Hood Tax will stop the machines wiping out the market
By Jon Slater - 06 August 13:21

A small tax on each transaction will stop pointless yet risky high-frequency trading.

Chancellor George Osborne and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Why we should hope the UK loses its AAA rating
By George Eaton - 06 August 9:12

It would expose the myth that the market punishes higher borrowing.

The Dark Knight Capital Rises
By Alex Hern - 03 August 9:49

Knight Capital lost $10m a minute. Bane could learn a thing or two.

Today in "war on the young" news: Japan, monetary policy, and deflation
By Alex Hern - 01 August 10:38

The strong yen helps the elderly in Japan at the expense of everyone else.

Our over-reliance on imports is harming the recovery
By Spencer Thompson - 12 July 11:00

It is new markets, not existing ones, that are key to securing long-term economic growth for the UK

China opens up to foreign hedge funds
By Helen Robb - 11 July 11:34

As the money flows out, where will it land?

Stark fall in the UK trade deficit
By Helen Robb - 10 July 18:12

ONS data reveals increase in exports

Nobody ever thought Barclays was the only bank fixing Libor
By Alex Hern - 09 July 12:11

Those in charge always knew that other banks were involved. So why have they got away so far?

Libor manipulation doesn't necessarily mean Libor lies
By Alex Hern - 05 July 9:02

Reducing the rates at which you loan is the good sort of manipulation

Bob Diamond was not for ever – but the Barclays crisis is just the start
By David Blanchflower - 04 July 16:16

The Bank of England's deputy governor Paul Tucker is guilty of either complicity or incompetence.

New Statesman
Barclays is being punished for being first, not worst
By Alex Hern - 04 July 8:39

Barclays came clean while others are still hiding manipulation.

The Treasury can't sell gilts during the Olympics because no traders are going to work
By Alex Hern - 02 July 10:23

The Olympics' reverse Midas touch strikes again.

Europe sweetens the pill for Spain
By Alex Hern - 29 June 12:03

Spanish bonds will get cheaper, but the EU wants control of the banks in return

It's not just you; European rescue plans really are getting less effective
By Alex Hern - 22 June 9:37

Whereas they used to last for whole months, interventions now improve the market for mere hours.

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