Tough talk from the Bank of England over the threat of a housing bubble and the tightening of lending rules helped dampen the buoyant housing market last month, according to estate agents.
The Bank of England's new deputy governor has signalled that an interest rate rise is edging closer after telling MPs the amount of spare capacity in the economy is lower than the Bank predicted in May.
The cupcake economy appears to have gone stale. Crumbs, one of the largest chains of US cupcake companies, closed its doors on Monday and may have to file for bankruptcy. And experts predict it may not be the last.
British businesses are calling on the Bank of England not to rush into an interest rate rise, warning that the recovery is not yet secure as a closely watched report on Tuesday shows a slowdown in exports.
The European Union's banking watchdog on Friday cautioned financial institutions against trading or holding virtual currencies until the 28-nation bloc comes up with new rules for the sector.
Environmentalists and human rights campaigners have sounded the alarm at radical plans to ease conditions for World Bank loans, enabling more than $50bn (£29bn) of public money a year to be made available for large power, mining, transport and farming projects.
Forecasters have good news for those fearing that Britain faces a long, slow decline into economic mediocrity: the UK will still stand tall among the world's biggest economies in 2030, having overtaken France and even made progress on closing the gap with Germany.
An independent Scotland could be the perfect testbed for whether a nation can survive using cryptocurrencies instead of fiat money, the assistant governor of Australia's central bank has suggested.
The Dow Jones index has soared through the 17,000 barrier to a record high after US data showed a bigger-than-expected surge in job creation last month.
It's been a long time since the jobless rate in the United States was as low as 6.1%.
The scientist Mary Somerville will be the first woman other than a royal to appear on a Royal Bank of Scotland banknote – but only after a steward’s inquiry over an apparent attempt to rig the vote.
Share prices are tumbling.
India's economy has overtaken China's to become the world's fastest growing large economy.