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Politics Weekly podcast: What should George Osborne do?

George Osborne will deliver his fourth budget next week amid dire growth figures and a recent downgrade from the Moody's ratings agency. Som...

State could end up with big QE profit

The losses suffered by the Bank of England as a result of unwinding its quantitative easing programme could be relatively modest and the Gov...

UK inflation: ebooks in, champagne out

Office for National Statistics notes recent increases in the number of people reading books digitally as it adds ebooks to the new basket of...

Lending: billions down the drain

Ministers' wheezes have cost hundreds of billions of pounds and taken up months of policymakers' time – and the net result has been sorely...

Is the US economy about to take-off?

George Osborne's marriage of weak banks with a warm embrace for austerity has delivered the worst of all worldsWith the UK economy going sid...

Lucy Mangan: the queen and I

'It is hard to throw off the shackles when someone still holds the ends of our chains'It's quite unsettling, the Queen being ill, isn't...

Live: Coverage of Draghi press conference

The Bank of England and the European Central Bank both leave interest rates unchaged after the Bank of Japan makes no change to in policy...

BoE rejects more economic stimulus

The Bank of England's rate-setting committee has kept interest rates at 0.5% and rejected calls to inject more stimulus into the economy....

Why low interest rates are not the answer

We've had four years of low interest rates and the medicine is not working. It's time the Bank changed the treatmentIt is four years since t...

Bank governor suggests splitting RBS

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King says there is a case for splitting up state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland....

Economy: negative shock

Sub-zero interest rates are a trick which – in theory – could allow monetary policy to do something more effective in a depressed econom...

Negative interest rate to boost the economy

INTEREST rates could be slashed to below zero to kick-start Britain’s economy, the Bank of England’s Deputy Governor has suggested....

Negative rate ‘should be considered’

Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker says the "extraordinary" move of introducing negative interest rates should be considered....

Letters: Austerity is not the only response

Looking out of the window at some of Shanghai's 2,500 skyscrapers, I am reminded there's more than one economic model in the world (Former T...



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