September 16 2008 was the day central banks stopped being boring. The day Lehman Brothers went down was the cut-off point between conventional monetary policy – moving official interest rates in baby steps to keep inflation low – and unconventional monetary policy.
An independent Scotland that kept the pound would have a neo-colonial relationship with the rest of the UK because it would have no say over key economic and monetary decisions, Gordon Brown said on Friday.
One of the world's top economists has warned that an independent Scotland's economy would crash within seven years if it tried to use sterling.
Want to understand what's happening in the eurozone? Then think back a couple of years to the early years of the UK's coalition government.
The message from the Bank of England was clear.
The Bank of England signalled it is edging closer to a rise in interest rates but admitted it is in the dark about the true state of the British economy.
Britain is dubbed the self-employment capital of western Europe in a report published on Tuesday that feeds concerns over the strength of the UK's economic recovery.
The latest mortgage lending data has added to the Bank of England's dilemma over interest rates after a sharp rise in borrowing showed the property market had regained its previous momentum.