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.
Bank of England concern about the pound's strength has been revealed in comments from one of Threadneedle Street's top officials, who has said a further rise in sterling would damage hopes of an export boost to the economy.
The UK economy will exceed its pre-recession peak this summer, according to the latest predictions from British businesses, despite warnings that the recovery is on shaky foundations as a booming housing market stokes consumer confidence .
Economics Ph.D. student Fabrice Tourre, a former Goldman Sachs trader found liable for fraud, will no longer be teaching undergraduate economics this spring.
Severe U.K. winter floods and storms will cost insurers around £1.2 billion ($2.0 billion), but the hit to the sector's earnings could be "limited".
Five years ago this week, on 5 March 2009, the Bank of England took the dramatic step of cutting interest rates to their lowest level in more 300 years.
Eight months of price rises suggest Japan is shaking off deflation, but analysts fear the country is still not getting the right kind of inflation.
Bitcoin is here to stay, despite a little hiccup in Japan.
Cyprus' finance minister is returning to Cyprus from Russia after two days of talks with officials which failed to deliver a deal to rescue Cyprus.
Cyprus has become the fifth eurozone nation to seek help from international lenders, but the rescue package includes a hugely unpopular levy on savers at Cypriot banks – and as yet it remains unclear whether the country's MPs will accept it.
The age of austerity caught up with the European Union on Friday when a gruelling nonstop 26-hour negotiation resulted in agreement to slash the new seven-year EU budget by 3.3%, or €32bn, the first reduced budget in the union's history.