Oil prices above $200 a barrel. Energy shortages in western Europe. The return of recession to the still-fragile global economy. A slump in Russia. That's the fear haunting policymakers as they contemplate how to respond to the shooting down of MH17 over eastern Ukraine last week.
The coalition government borrowed more than expected in June, putting chancellor George Osborne further off course in his plan to reduce the deficit.
New York State has become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to propose explicit licenses for companies wanting to carry out business in bitcoin.
The prices demanded by sellers putting their homes on the market have fallen for the first time this year, in the latest sign that some of the heat is coming out of the UK housing market.
Britain will pass another milestone in its economic recovery this week, with official figures showing it has clawed back all theoutput lost since the 2008 financial crisis.
Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke has cast serious doubt on the underlying strength of the British economy, saying there is a "long, long way" to go before it is competitive enough to deliver sustainable growth and compete with emerging powers such as China and Brazil.
China's economy grew 7.5 percent in the second quarter from the year-ago period, beating a broad consensus estimate of 7.4 percent and coming after the 7.4 percent expansion in the first quarter.
House prices are running away with themselves, headlines warned until recently. Now property values, even in the most fashionable parts of London, are cooling. Employment is booming, but mainly among the self-employed. Inflation? Well, no one knows where that is heading.
Soaring house prices are likely to outstrip pay rises for at least the next five years ad possibly for decades to come, the government's official forecaster has warned.
The Federal Reserve is set to end its economic stimulus program in October, bringing to an end the controversial five-year-old scheme even as officials said there were signs that the US economy was still in trouble.
Supporting women in the workplace is about more than fairness, as a report out today has discovered it could also drastically boost the UK's finances.
China 's top brass is pledging reforms and dispelling fears of a hard landing in key national meetings that started over the weekend, underscoring Beijing's efforts to stabilize market sentiment and assert the Communist Party's leadership.
Wages are likely to rise at a much slower rate than forecast by the Bank of England, keeping interest rates at a historic low and undermining tax receipts expected by George Osborne to balance the public finances.