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  • The benefits of a Scottish yes vote - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 08:53 BST
    Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

    Healthier, wealthier and more equal – if Scotland votes Yes and gets it right after independence it could even boost the rest of the UK too

  • Explained: Scotland’s currency options - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 17:34 BST
    Scottish Independence: Why Sterling is Being Kicked in the Teeth Again

    The best plan for Scotland might be to adopt the dollar, not the pound....

  • Explained: Argentina’s very modern default - Fri, Aug 8, 2014 13:09 BST
    Argentina Sues US Over Debt Default

    The news has been full of tales of Argentina’s default – but what does it actually mean when a country can’t pay its debts and how did it happen? We take a look

  • Cry Freedom – examples for Scotland’s yes campaign - Mon, Jun 16, 2014 17:30 BST
    In this photo taken March 16, 2014 the 'Saltire' flag, of Scotland, at rear, flies alongside the 'Union Jack' of the United Kingdom outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scotland's swithering "middle million" has Britain's future in its hands. "Swithering" means wavering, and it's a word you hear a lot in Scotland right now. Six months from Tuesday, Scottish voters must decide whether their country should become independent, breaking up Great Britain as it has existed for 300 years. Faced with the historic choice, many find their hearts say "aye" but their heads say "why risk it?" Polls suggest as many as a quarter of Scotland's 4 million voters remain undecided, and their choice will determine the outcome. Many long to cut the tie binding them to England, but fear the risks _ and the financial fallout. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

    What happens when countries sunder – we take a look to see if there are lessons for Scotland from the past

  • Why so glum, Mr Carney? - Fri, May 16, 2014 12:51 BST
    Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks during the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference at the Bank of England in London

    Is Mark Carney the Jose Mourinho of the central bank world?

  • Why the pound is soaring – and can it continue? - Wed, May 7, 2014 17:55 BST
    The Royal Mint To Introduce A New Pound Coin

    Since the start of the year the pound has soared to five-year highs against the dollar and retaken a chunk of its value against the euro – we take a look at what’s driving this growth and ask if it can last

  • We need to talk about house prices - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 17:40 BST
    House prices surge higher in August

    As house prices soar above wages, inflation and the economy in every region of the UK it can mean only one thing: Debt.

  • Europe’s pork wars escalate - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 15:28 BST
    Pot Pigs

    Why France, Spain and Italy are squaring up in a fight to see who can get the biggest slice of the gigantic Chinese pork pie

  • UK Budget 2014 date, predictions and how to watch live - Fri, Mar 14, 2014 13:25 GMT
    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, walks away from number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in central London

    Everything you should know about George Osborne’s upcoming speech

  • Five years at 0.5% - the winners and losers - Thu, Mar 6, 2014 08:52 GMT
    BoE monetary policy

    They said it was temporary, but five years later interest rates are still stuck at 0.5% with no sign of them going up anytime soon. We take a looks at the biggest winners and losers after half a decade of the lowest interest rates in history.

  • women, careers,

    Everywhere you seem to look women in the work place are being championed. The debate about a quota of female board positions for FTSE100 companies, affordable child care and equal pay for men and women dominate our discourse, so is it finally paying off?

  • The currency that fell apart - Fri, Jan 31, 2014 14:14 GMT
    Paying In Pesos

    In a single day last week Argentina’s currency collapsed 15%, leaving it worth just half what it was a year ago. But how did it happen, what does it mean for residents and could it happen to us?

  • Hello Sunshine (with a slight chance of rain) - Thu, Dec 5, 2013 15:23 GMT
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

    For the first time in a long time there’s genuine hope for the British economy, although our deficit is still worse than Greece’s

  • Is Halloween worth it? - Fri, Nov 1, 2013 08:24 GMT
    There are some people who are really scared on Halloween – here’s why

    There was a time when we turned our noses up at Halloween, all of that dressing up, trick or treating, pumpkin patching and candy eating was far too American for us. But that is not the case anymore.

  • America could be about to make us all poorer – again - Tue, Oct 15, 2013 08:25 BST

    Our ‘special relationship’ with the US comes with particular consequences – and unless they can resolve their differences this week then the land of the free could be about to plunge us back into recession

  • Working longer is costing us all - Fri, Sep 27, 2013 14:54 BST

    Gordon Gekko said “lunch is for wimps”, but 25 years later Britons are working longer than ever and the economy going nowhere. Is it time to take another look?

  • Could the Scottish Islands become the next Jersey? - Wed, Sep 18, 2013 16:20 BST

    While large numbers of Scots plan to vote to leave the UK, those on the islands are voting to leave Scotland – and the consequences for an independent Scotland could be devastating.

  • Does Twitter make you a better trader? - Fri, Sep 13, 2013 14:17 BST

    Live updates, expert opinion along with stock and sector analysis – all of it tailored to you. What’s not to love about using Twitter as a trading tool? Quite a lot, it turns out.

  • A long 5-years – What Alistair Darling got right - Fri, Aug 30, 2013 09:09 BST
    Scottish referendum

    It’s five years to the day that former Chancellor Alistair Darling gave THAT interview to the Guardian newspaper where he said the UK was facing its worst crisis in 60 years.

  • UK shows up fragile China - Mon, Jul 22, 2013 15:13 BST
    How To Infuse Chinese Tea

    A funny thing happened this month; the International Fund (IMF) delivered a relatively upbeat report about the UK economy, and at the same time voiced some concern about China, the world’s second largest economy. So how did we get here?

  • Is the UK really better off than Brazil and China? - Thu, Jul 4, 2013 18:26 BST

    Napoleon Bonaparte famously said he’s rather have lucky generals than good ones – so with Mark Carney arriving to head up the Bank of England just as every indicator turns positive, which is he?

  • What Mark Carney should do first - Fri, Jun 28, 2013 18:33 BST

    On July 1 Canadian Mark Carney takes control of the Bank of England. But what should his first priorities be to get the economy back on track?

  • It’s the end of an era for the British economy. Mervyn King has spent 10 years in charge of the Bank of England and another five as deputy governor. But how did he do? We rate his performance.

  • Why now’s the time to JOIN the euro - Wed, Jun 5, 2013 18:09 BST
    Pound coin and euro coin

    Britain’s busy debating its place in Europe, but instead of leaving the European Union it might be the perfect time to actually adopt the euro instead.

  • Greek communist party members wave party's flags after hanging banners in Greek and English denouncing EU policies under the temple of Parthenon at the Athen's Acropolis hill on Saturday Feb. 11, 2012.  Lawmakers from two parties backing Greece's coalition government are meeting Saturday to consider support for legislation containing new austerity measures, which Socialist leader George Papandreou has urged his deputies to back, saying the country faces disaster if the new bailout deal falls through.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Nowhere has been a bigger symbol – and example – of the credit crunch, austerity and the euro crisis than Greece. But after years of pain, things might finally be looking up.

  • New solutions to a new economic reality - Fri, Apr 5, 2013 12:42 BST

    Sending people to China, UK tax breaks offered to rich nations and slashing VAT – we need to get radical to fix the economy

  • Why the 2013 Budget won’t work - Thu, Mar 21, 2013 08:23 GMT
    George Osborne 2013 Budget

    Despite having a year to think about it and speaking for more than an hour, George Osborne’s 2013 Budget will not help the UK’s economy. This is why.

  • Abe-nomics: The case against austerity - Fri, Mar 8, 2013 18:41 GMT

    Looking abroad shows it might be time for the Britain to stop austerity and open the chequebook

  • The great currency war of 2013 explained - Fri, Feb 15, 2013 19:21 GMT
    1930 Currency war, l'ombra della storia!

    Japan, Europe, the US and Britain are at war. Currency war. But what is a currency war and who’s winning?

  • Is there more to Mark Carney than polish? - Fri, Feb 8, 2013 12:14 GMT

    He’s the model of a charming man: Intelligent, eloquent and respectful – but is there substance under the style of the new Bank of England governor?

  • The crazy case of the trillion dollar coin - Fri, Jan 25, 2013 16:26 GMT
    Talk of a US trillion-dollar coin

    Imagine a world where the wealth of a nation could be lost down the back of a sofa. Well, it’s not quite as far-fetched as it sounds.

  • George Osborne

    George Osborne’s Autumn Statement only seemed to care about one thing – and it’s not you.

  • The biggest threats to the UK economy - Fri, Nov 30, 2012 12:13 GMT

    If you thought all the bad news about the UK economy was out in the open, think again.

  • Brace yourself - the economy is worse than we thought - Thu, Nov 15, 2012 12:06 GMT
    UK manufacturing downturn highlights weakness

    If you thought the age of a gloomy UK economy was coming to an end, think again.

  • Could George Osborne have the last laugh? - Tue, Oct 23, 2012 10:03 BST

    Despite the boos, gaffs and incessant criticism from economists, rivals, the media and large sections of the public, are things finally going the chancellor’s way?

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