By Alex Hern - 26 February 17:23
Negative interest rates are like candy floss to central bankers, it is believed.
By Alex Hern - 26 February 12:33
As the Italian <em>tuttishambles</em> starts to bite, the currency wars get interesting.
By Alex Hern - 26 February 11:14
Welcome to stagnation. It's not a nice place to be.
By Alex Hern - 25 February 17:06
Haruhiko Kuroda is expected to be the new governor of the Bank of Japan.
By Alex Hern - 25 February 12:30
By Alex Hern - 25 February 11:29
This year and next, a full 0.6pp of inflation will be because of direct government decisions.
By Alex Hern - 25 February 10:29
The Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service has experienced over 4000 calls in the last six months about the chalara outbreak.
By Alex Hern - 23 February 10:43
What does the rating agency say about Britain?
By Alex Hern - 22 February 15:32
Purchasing power parity is not the same as the Big Mac Index.
By Alex Hern - 22 February 12:18
If you can do something for one ten-thousandth the cost it used to be, you'll feel pretty rich.
By Alex Hern - 22 February 11:02
The technological history of credit.
By Alex Hern - 22 February 8:40
"Essentials" increased in price by far more than the CPI last year.
By Alex Hern - 21 February 15:52
Markets were full of fear. When that receded, so did the bond spreads.
By Martha Gill - 21 February 14:23
Making off-hand remarks with the coiled power of a jungle cat.
By Alex Hern - 21 February 12:29
ONS reports a stronger January than last year, but the trend remains poor.
By Alex Hern - 21 February 8:28
The developing world takes the lead in fighting climate change.
By Spencer Thompson - 20 February 13:57
A year on from its launch, the Youth Contract looks feeble in comparison to the problem it is trying to solve. It's time for a jobs guarantee.
By Alex Hern - 20 February 13:20
Should the Chancellor really be a day trader?
By Alex Hern - 20 February 10:18
Mixed news in the ONS release.
By Alex Hern - 20 February 9:40
Permits to be backloaded, constraining supply.
By Alex Hern - 20 February 7:19
£3.5bn has been pre-spent; just £2.35bn will be arriving in the coffers.
By Alex Hern - 19 February 12:45
Don't hate the small charity players, hate the large corporate game.
By Tim Wigmore - 19 February 10:25
In obsessing over the mansion tax we risk ignoring the real issue.
By Alex Hern - 19 February 9:24
By Alex Hern - 19 February 8:05
Abe puts the squeeze on the BoJ.
By Alex Hern - 18 February 16:07
Digital currencies might start creating a sticky situation for central banks.
By Salman Shaheen - 18 February 14:23
The chancellor's GAAR should help ensure tax justice. But it's only a start, writes Salman Shaheen
By Helen Roxburgh - 18 February 12:45
KPMG has little time for the Chancellor's plans to clamp down on tax avoidance.
By Alex Hern - 18 February 10:01
The PM softens his stance on immigration to encourage more skilled migrants from the subcontinent.
By Alex Hern - 18 February 8:28
The UK is one of just three countries opposed to the cap.