Borrowing remains remarkably easy for a world carrying trillions in debt

In 2010, in the wake of the global banking crisis, 34 of the world’s richest nations – those that belong to the Organisation...

Boeing to inspect 737 Max planes after finding debris in fuel tanks – business live

8.06am GMT08:06 European markets have gained at the opening bell, with the FTSE 100 up by 0.5% to about 7,421 points. Germany’s Dax and France’s...

Boris Johnson's tax plans face squeeze as public finances worsen

The scope for significant tax cuts in the new government’s budget has been reduced after gloomier predictions for the public finances from the...

Public borrowing is cheap but ramping up debt is not without risk | Kenneth...

With interest rates on government debt at multi-decade lows, a number of leading economists have argued that almost every advanced economy can allow...

FCA to ban promotion of mini-bonds to small investors

The City watchdog is to ban the promotion of speculative mini-bonds to small investors after facing severe criticism over its handling of the...

Nine reasons why the stock markets are far too optimistic

This past May and August, escalations in the trade and technology conflict between the US and China rattled stock markets and pushed bond...

Donald Trump tariff threat hangs over global stock markets – business live

8.19am GMT08:19 Let’s have some more reaction to the big story driving markets around the world in the early morning (as so often in...

Tories and Labour warned over ambitious spending promises

Labour and the Conservatives have triggered a public spending bidding war, promising massive programmes of borrowing that will return public investment to levels...

Labour and Tories race to ramp up spending despite borrowing risks

Labour has announced £150bn of additional infrastructure spending as part of a range of plans that signal a large rise in public borrowing,...

Javid sparks tax cuts speculation with borrowing comments

Sajid Javid has fuelled speculation that he is planning a voter-friendly budget next month after predicting that interest rates will remain at rock...