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...

Bank of England boss says global finance is funding 4C temperature rise

The governor of the Bank of England has warned that the global financial system is backing carbon-producing projects that will raise the temperature...

It's cheap to visit Australia right now, but the world economy is suffocating our...

Trying to discern the direction of the world economy is a job fraught with danger, but there are clear signs that its weakening...

Not so grand: the FCA must protect investors in high-risk mini-bonds

Should investors who buy high-risk bonds be compensated when things go wrong? The obvious answer is no, with the clue in the word...

If not recession for Australia, certainly a turn for the worse | Greg Jericho

The latest labour force figures released by the bureau of statistics have served to reinforce that the economy is showing a severe case...

If global markets are unsettled, they have good reason to be so

Every year the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts a symposium in the Grand Teton resort of Jackson Hole. Some years, guests...

Why central banks should forget about 2% inflation | Jeffrey Frankel

The Federal Reserve has some reasons to cut interest rates at its 31 July meeting, or subsequently if the US economy weakens. (There...