Shoppers across the eurozone have benefited from falling prices thanks to deflation over the past year

Hamish McRae: Deflation – like the falling cost of oil – isn’t a bad thing for most of us

Economic View: The euro has encouraged economic divergence, exactly the opposite to what its promoters predicted

James Moore: Chancellor will have a close eye on the pressure gauge

Outlook Is the UK economy running out of steam? Not yet, at least. But the latest survey data covering some of its most important sectors doesn’t make for happy reading.

James Moore: FCA's first victim of the year should have known better

Outlook Congratulations to Execution Noble, which is enduring a distinctly unhappy start to 2015 as the first recipient of a fine from the Financial Conduct Authority.

James Moore: Banks must start taking soaring customer complaints seriously

The Financial Conduct Authority is currently in the throes of investigating complaints handling, given the lack of anything resembling progress on this front

Upmarket stores such as Fortnum and Mason have done well over the festive season - Waitrose on Tuesday unveiled a seven per cent rise in sales

Chris Blackhurst: A rule for supermarket positioning: the nearer, the better

Midweek View: Surely it would have been obvious that the hypermarket experience was far from satisfactory

Greek exit from the EU could be imminent, for better or for worse

Greece could be to the euro what Northern Rock was to the banking crisis

James Moore: It really was a Black Friday, as retailers are discovering

Outlook: Andy Street wants shops to consider whether the discount day is such a good idea

James Moore: High and electrified, or low enough for a banker to jump?

Outlook: Given that the overall costs of the project could hit £4.4bn, there is likely to be quite a bit of lobbying and horse trading

Ryanair tried a bit of re-branding

James Moore: Ryanair’s turnaround was simple: be nice and make O’Leary shut up

Outlook: What is most striking about Ryanair’s high-flying performance is how little it has taken to achieve it

The Chancellor, George Osborne, visiting a production line last month: productivity has been disappointing in the economy as a whole

David Blanchflower: The productivity puzzle hasn’t been solved and that’s very bad news

It is hard to see how productivity would rise in the face of Osborne’s unprecedented spending cuts

David Blanchflower: Claims made by the Chancellor three weeks ago are already in tatters

Data on Economic Well-Being shows the UK economy is not going to be the electoral asset the Tories hoped

James Moore: Theresa May's migrant student plans to 'send 'em all back' is economic insanity

Outlook: If firms feel they can’t get staff here, they’ll invest elsewhere

Construction is among the sectors where growth has slowed since the spring

David Blanchflower: Heard that the UK's the fastest-growing economy? Don't you believe it

Evidence that the economy began to slow in late spring was apparent in the Bank of England agents’ report

The fall in the oil price will hit Russia hard, but is unlikely to personally affect the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin

Most pundits are wrong. The oil price fall is good news at last

The UK is a net importer, and lower costs are just what is needed to sustain and broaden the recovery
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Andrea Leadsom came to public attention for her questioning of Barclays’ Bob Diamond
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury wants the public to know that errrant bankers are being chased down, bailout money is being recovered and that it will not be allowed to happen again. Margareta Pagano meets her
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Auntie is not fit for privatisation and, possibly, never will be, says Mark Leftly
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Barclays to set aside nearly £500m
'Adjusting out' the nasty bits doesn't give us a clearer picture of Barclays, says James Moore
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Germany and Greece succeeded in agreeing on a breakthrough of a four-month bailout extension
Greece fundamentally suffers from lack of revenue, says Satyajit Das
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Warren Buffett is the exception - fund managers must be monitored
It might be time to divert some watchdog resources towards the fund-management industry, says James Moore
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Nemtsov in 2012; he was, said Britain’s former ambassador to Russia, ‘charismatic, determined, and, finally, brave’
Britain must toughen up on money laundering and corruption in the spirit of Nemtsov, says Jim Armitage
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The rise in net migration was among the items of bad news for the Government
Despite what Governor Mark Carney has claimed the Bank of England does not have the tools to make it go away, says David Blanchflower
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MPs will publish recommendations aimed at improving small business productivity this week
David Prosser: Small businesses hold the key to raising Britain's productivity
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The venture dug a hole for itself when it sought to raise funds for its Russian goldmines
Petropavlovsk's shareholders yesterday voted to wipe out the value of their investment. Jim Armitage reports on how the shine came off the company
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David Potts started out as a Saturday boy in Tesco
After a vertiginous rise through the ranks of rival Tesco, David Potts was yesterday named boss of Morrisons. So are his former employers in his sights? Simon Neville finds out
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Six banks were fined, including Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), for trying to manipulate foreign-currency prices are a stark reminder of the need for sweeping changes
Video: Oscar Williams-Grut provides a run-down of the day's major news from the City
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The HSBC tax evasion files are just the tip of a probable mountain of tax avoidance hidden in tax havens around the world
The department has spent several years investigating HSBC’s Swiss unit and how it allegedly helped US citizens evade taxes, writes James Moore
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