Manufacturing will grow faster than the overall UK economy next year but much-needed business from overseas markets is looking shakier, according to an industry report published on Monday.
Britain's strongest growth in more than three years has provided a foretaste of the looming general election battle as the Conservatives and Labour clashed over the state of the economy.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to be broken up by the Government into a 'good bank' and a 'bad bank' with the go-ahead to be given within the next few weeks, the Chancellor has disclosed.
The EU's financial services chief has defended the right to cap City bankers' lavish bonuses in the face of a legal challenge from Britain over new pay rules.
Higher than expected inflation is a problem for George Osborne.
The International Monetary Fund is urging George Osborne to boost spending on Britain's infrastructure despite revising upwards its forecast for UK growth by more than for any other developed country.
George Osborne has dismissed fears of a housing bubble despite official statistics showing property prices have shot up to their highest level since the 2008 economic boom.
George Osborne is entitled to claim a few political points from the sale of a 6% slice of Lloyds Banking Group.
There is one aspect of George Osborne's speech on Monday that rings true.
After a Carney-free fortnight in Asia Minor, I returned to Blighty to find even my dentist singing the praises of the new governor.