Mark Carney finds out this week if he will be the first governor since Bank of England independence in 1997 to write an open letter to the chancellor explaining why inflation is so low.
Prices are tumbling, right across the eurozone. But for consumers from Amsterdam to Athens, this is not a bumper Christmas sell-off: the falling cost of their weekly shop reflects a deep economic malaise.
Further evidence of a slowing British economy came on Friday as official figures showed a surprise drop in construction in November and falling industrial output as oil and gas output declined sharply.
Standard & Poor's affirmed its AAA long-term and A-1+ short-term credit ratings for Germany on Friday.
The euro hit a fresh nine-year low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, taking it close to its starting point in 1999 when the currency was launched in 11 European countries.
Put yourself in the shoes of Jens Weidmann, president of the German Bundesbank and chief critic of a policy of quantitative easing (QE) for the eurozone.
It is textbook economics: falling demand and rising supply.
House prices will fall across Britain this year, according to a leading economic forecaster, with the greatest declines expected to be in London.
Bitstamp suspended operations early Monday, signalling what some are calling a watershed moment for bitcoin.
The euro sank to a nine-year low against the dollar on Monday as the beleagured eurozone, dogged by fears of deflation and a Greek exit from the currency bloc, was throw into sharp contrast with a soaring US economy.