What's the theme for 2014? It's still murky, but I'm increasingly warming to the idea of a synchronized--yet very low-key--global economic recovery.
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.
The UK is one of best places to live and work, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, although income inequality has risen by more than in other countries since the global financial crisis struck in 2007.
Britain's business lobby group will set out its "unequivocal" support for Britain staying in the European Union on Monday, claiming that membership brings each household some £3,000 a year.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has urged America's warring politicians to settle their differences as she warned that an escalation of the budget row would harm the entire global economy.
Ben Bernanke may finally announce on Wednesday that he is about to start weaning the world off quantitative easing.
The economy has regained the pace of growth inherited by the government when it came to office in 2010, according to a leading economics institute.
Paris-based thinktank the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has lifted its forecast for UK growth in 2013, in the latest vote of confidence for the fledgling recovery.
The honeymoon is over for Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe.
France has failed to secure backing for tough new international tax rules specifically targeting digital companies, such as Google and Amazon, after opposition from the US forced the watering down of proposals that will be presented at this week's G20 summit.
The OECD is to draw up new rules to limit tax avoidance by some of the world's largest businesses in time for a meeting of the G20 group of nations in July.
Class conflict once seemed so straightforward.