Britain will pass another milestone in its economic recovery this week, with official figures showing it has clawed back all theoutput lost since the 2008 financial crisis.
Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke has cast serious doubt on the underlying strength of the British economy, saying there is a "long, long way" to go before it is competitive enough to deliver sustainable growth and compete with emerging powers such as China and Brazil.
House prices are running away with themselves, headlines warned until recently. Now property values, even in the most fashionable parts of London, are cooling. Employment is booming, but mainly among the self-employed. Inflation? Well, no one knows where that is heading.
The main City regulators have warned former managers of HBOS that they faced possible fines and being banned from the Square Mile after they broadened their investigation into one of Britain's most infamous bank failures.
Soaring house prices are likely to outstrip pay rises for at least the next five years ad possibly for decades to come, the government's official forecaster has warned.
The Federal Reserve is set to end its economic stimulus program in October, bringing to an end the controversial five-year-old scheme even as officials said there were signs that the US economy was still in trouble.
The Bank of England's new deputy governor has signalled that an interest rate rise is edging closer after telling MPs the amount of spare capacity in the economy is lower than the Bank predicted in May.
British businesses are calling on the Bank of England not to rush into an interest rate rise, warning that the recovery is not yet secure as a closely watched report on Tuesday shows a slowdown in exports.
Political uncertainty around next year's election and the prospect of a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU have become the biggest risks to business, according to a survey of executives at big companies.
Environmentalists and human rights campaigners have sounded the alarm at radical plans to ease conditions for World Bank loans, enabling more than $50bn (£29bn) of public money a year to be made available for large power, mining, transport and farming projects.