Oil prices have reached their highest level in a year amid hopes in financial markets that the Opec cartel will make a deal to curb crude production stick.
Two long-term trends make me worry about the Italian economy, regardless of the outcome of the referendum this weekend. First, the so-called Italian Death Cross, and second the prospect of three decades of lost growth (yes three, this isn’t a typo).
Theresa May’s adviser on the future of work says the boom in the gig economy could have a significant impact on government finances, with self-employed workers and contractors paying more than £2,000 less a year on average in tax than employees doing equivalent jobs.
Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has urged the British government to disclose more information about its plans to leave the EU.
Growth in the global economy could accelerate to 3.4 percent in 2017 but the outlook is clouded by political risks, Morgan Stanley has warned.
A forecast £60bn hit to the UK's finances would still represent a good deal for Brexit, according to former British Chambers of Commerce boss John Longworth.
Leaving the single market would be damaging to almost every sector of the British economy from manufacturing and energy to retail and financial services, according to a new report commissioned by an alliance of Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrat politicians trying to stop a hard Brexit.
The strain of sluggish consumer spending and rising wages hit profits and dented the optimism of the UK’s services sector in November, according to the Confederation of British Industry.
British businesses continued to invest and consumers carried on spending in the months following the Brexit vote, defying predictions that a wave of uncertainty would hit economic activity.
The first signs that the buy-to-let boom could be coming to an end have emerged in figures from the Nationwide building society, which showed that lending to landlords went into the reverse over the past six months.
Britain’s manufacturers ended 2016 on a strong note, according to a survey that signalled the fastest growth in the sector for more than two years and indicated that the weak pound had boosted exports.
Oil may be a precious and dwindling resource but at the moment, at least, it looks like we just have too much of it.
The bank expects a $150 billion fiscal kick per year to the economy, but said the market should temper expectations.
The fall in sterling following the Brexit vote helped British business shake off a period of uncertainty to end 2016 on a high note as companies reported increases in export sales and orders.
A strong warning that austerity policies can do more harm than good has been delivered by economists from the International Monetary Fund, in a critique of the neoliberal doctrine that has dominated economics for the past three decades.
The Bank of England should be wary of rushing into interest rate rises to curb inflation, according to its chief economist, in a warning that the UK economy is vulnerable to a sharper slowdown next year than current forecasts would suggest.
Lord Wolfson’s default setting is caution.
Fears of an early rise in US interest rates were eased on Friday by weaker than expected jobs data, helping to pull global markets out of the tailspin they had endured in another volatile week of trading.
Uncertainty over the outlook for the UK economy after the Brexit vote in June has sent the pound plummeting to levels not seen since the 1980s.
Predicting the future is hard. Predicting what US President-elect Donald Trump will do is potentially harder.
A majority of managers in the UK believe Brexit-related uncertainty will hold back economic growth next year and almost half think leaving the UK will be a drag in the long term, according to a survey.