David Cameron has presided over an economy with the weakest productivity record of any government since the second world war, the Office for National Statistics said as it revealed output per worker fell again in the final three months of 2014.
Russia faces five years of economic stagnation, the country's former finance minister warned President Vladimir Putin.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC that if Greece ended up leaving the euro zone, "that may not be a bad thing for the euro."
Living standards have been thrust to the centre of the general election campaign as official figures showed Britain is undergoing the slowest recovery since the 1920s and GDP per head still remains lower than levels before the recession.
Britons enter the five-week election campaign more upbeat about the economy than at any time in almost 13 years, according to the latest snapshot of confidence from the polling organisation Gfk.
The U.S. economy looks as if it's headed for another good year, according to the latest forecast from a group of business economists.
Greece's last-ditch attempt to get desperately-needed funds from its euro zone neighbors failed on Wednesday, but the country appears eternally optimistic that a list of reforms - as yet to materialize - will unlock vital aid.
The Bank of England is making a concerted effort to play down the possibility that it will respond to inflation falling to zero with a fresh cut in interest rates.
Within the emerging world of diverging growth dynamics and monetary policies, Credit Suisse retain our regional preference for Asian equities and bonds.
All is calm.
Consumers have been the missing link in the U.S. economic recovery and are likely to remain so absent a major change in sentiment.
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has made an impassioned plea for Britain to stay in the EU, saying Brexit would spell the painful breakdown of a “long marriage” with grave risks for the global economy.