London will be the base for the first clearing bank outside Asia for the Chinese currency, supporting Britain's push to be the leading western centre for offshore renminbi trading.
The Treasury insists the Bank of England's new powers to cap mortgages do not amount to an admission of error over introducing the Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers.
Rigging the foreign exchange, bond and commodity markets could become a criminal offence, the government will warn the City on Thursday as part of its latest effort to clean up the financial markets after a wave of scandals and allegations relating to key benchmarks.
George Osborne has conceded that a housing bubble remains a threat to the recovery following comments by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its annual appraisal of the UK economy.
The chancellor, George Osborne, is expected to announce measures to increase oversight of the £3tn-a-day foreign exchange market as investigations continue into the latest allegations of benchmark-fixing in the City.
David Cameron was accused on Sunday of blackmail and threats as his attempts to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of the European commission put him at the centre of a power struggle for control of the European Union.
It started as a terrible week for Nick Clegg, with a trouncing from the electorate and an attack on his political life by an ally of Vince Cable.
The Bank of England did not need the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to point out the risks of a property bubble in the UK.
Europe's highest court dealt a blow to George Osborne's attempts to defend the interests of the City when it threw out Britain's legal challenge to a tax on financial transactions.
Tax campaigners have questioned whether Starbucks will make a significant additional contribution to Treasury coffers after the coffee chain announced that it is moving its European head office from the Netherlands to the UK.
Labour will on Wednesday demand that the government prevent bailed out Royal Bank of Scotland from paying out bonuses more than twice the size of its bankers' salaries and call for a repeat of the bonus tax.
2013 was the year that 800,000 people were lifted out of fuel poverty – by a change in the definition.
Pay expectations of senior City workers below board level have leapt in 2013, amid predictions of a 44% bonus increase for senior staff.