Where will the next financial crisis come from ?
The global economy seemed to be on the mend when the International Monetary Fund met for its spring meeting in Washington 10 years ago.
Three pieces of evidence emerged about the UK economy on Tuesday.
Disappointing news about the state of Britain's trading position and further confirmation that squeezed households are driving down their savings have fanned fears about the sustainability of the recovery.
The scale of Britain's growing inequality is revealed today by a report from a leading charity showing that the country's five richest families now own more wealth than the poorest 20% of the population.
Britain is struggling to stay in the "premier league" of countries ranked by the consultants PwC after suffering more grievously than rival nations in the slump of 2008-09.
The International Monetary Fund is widely expected to raise its outlook for the UK this week, nudging up the country's growth forecasts by more than for any other major economy.
More than 2,500 of globalisation's movers and shakers gather for their annual four-day mountaintop conclave this week, aware that the world is still being shaken by the events of half a decade ago.
What a difference a year makes.
Britain's biggest banks benefited from a "too big to fail" subsidy from the taxpayer of £38bn last year, according to a leading economic thinktank which argued that they are not giving enough back to the public.
Ed Miliband will seek to capitalise on his conversion to a mansion tax by challenging Nick Clegg to back his plans in the Commons, and imposing the proposal against the wishes of the Conservatives.
The shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander, has accused David Cameron of being more concerned about the threat of the UK Independence party (Ukip) than the economy in focusing on Britain's membership of the EU.