Is that it ? Did the long-awaited rise in living standards last just the six days between the news that earnings had edged up to 1.3% and the latest data from the Office for National Statistics showing that the annual inflation rate has risen to exactly the same level?
The global economy is again showing worrying signs of an imminent financial crisis, according to David Cameron, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, who has warned of a dangerous backdrop of instability and uncertainty.
It says something about the diminished expectations that the reaction to the latest growth figures for Germany and France was one of relief.
British companies were the most profitable in almost 16 years in the second quarter, against a backdrop of wider economic recovery.
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Bank of England head Mark Carney warned of "significant risks" to its inflation projections, while insisting he "know(s) how to raise interest rates".
If Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were to call a snap election, it could extend the country's stock rally, but analysts say it would undermine confidence in his ability to put the economy back on a stable path in the longer-run.
Get ready for more cuts. That was the message delivered by David Cameron to the CBI’s annual conference when he warned that more savings would have to be found in the next parliament.
Shadow cabinet members are privately expressing concern that Ed Balls needs to adopt a more clearly defined position on the budget deficit after recent statements that have left many of them confused.
The Bank of England has warned of “deep-rooted problems” in the City that are undermining public trust in the financial system, as it launched a sweeping review intended to wipe out market manipulation.
The top financial brass from the Treasuries and central banks of Britain and the US are to take part in a war game, behind closed doors in Washington on Monday, to test how they would handle another Lehman Brothers-style banking crisis .