Stephen King: Rebalancing the British economy is easier to say than it will be to do

Economic outlook: Sterling's sharp decline might create conditions for an export renaissance – but 'might' is not 'will'

Stephen King: Events in Libya and the Middle East will shape prospects, not those in Japan

What if a no-fly zone is needed in other parts of the region?

Stephen King: The ECB needs to look at the bigger picture beyond the German economy

Outlook: With 70 per cent of the eurozone in a sickly economic state, is it right that interest rates should be going up?

Stephen King: Oil prices are rising fast and it's come at the worst possible time for the West

Outlook In 2008, oil prices approached $150 per barrel. Shortly afterwards, the global economy collapsed. There were, of course, other problems at the time – an imploding US housing market, the beginnings of a securitisation crisis, the collapse of Lehman Brothers – but events three years ago nevertheless offer plenty of evidence that substantial changes in oil prices are big news for the global economy.

Stephen King: Split beyond belief – so where next for the Bank and for mortgage rates?

What's gone wrong? Why can't the experts on the Monetary Policy Committee see eye to eye?

Stephen King: Bias in the Bank's inflation strategy risks losing public backing it needs

Outlook: A credit-constrained economy won't be able to generate high inflation for ever, yetthe split between growth and inflation has deteriorated rapidly

Stephen King: The question that went unanswered in Davos: who ultimately pays?

Can debtor nations deliver austerity year after year or must creditor nations take some of the burden?

Stephen King: Sartorial diplomacy won't be enough as the Chinese grow more confident

The US borrowed too much and invested it in real estate, but many US policymakers are keen to blame China

Stephen King: The British worker is suffering the pain of inflation – but in Ireland it's worse

The bottom line is that workers are bearing the brunt of the adjustment to hard times

Stephen King: A question of faith... will the dollar escape unscathed from QE2?

Outlook: A weaker dollar would ultimately increase the cost to the US of accessing international capital markets and increase the cost to consumers of imports

Stephen King: Even if in one's fond imagination there was a golden age, life expectancy has never been greater

Outlook Many of you have by now discovered that surfing the internet can conjure up all sorts of interesting material. Being an economist, I try to ignore the more obvious temptations and focus instead on facts and figures.

Stephen King: Policymakers have their work cut out as the West remains on life support

Outlook: Exports have picked up, but not as much as you'd expect given the support from 2008's sterling devaluation, while inflation has risen

Stephen King: Eurozone states will need an act of union to save the single currency

Outlook: The European Central Bank could expand its balance sheet to purchase government bonds shunned by private sector investors

Stephen King: Who needs who? America and China must avoid making past mistakes again

Western nations look at the recent success of the emerging world with a mixture of admiration, envy and anger

Stephen King: Don't let the G20 follow the League of Nations into the dustbin of history

Outlook: The biggest threat to the success of the G20 comes from the obvious point that the 'new powers' are pushing the 'old powers' to one side
News
While about £7bn has been cut from working age benefits by the Coalition, spending on pensioners has risen by a similar amount, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Most bosses don’t want to get directly involved in commenting on party policies, not least because they may have to deal with whichever party prevails at the election, says Ben Chu
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Chief executive Tidjane Thiam received £11.8m, an increase of more than a third over the previous year. James Moore reports
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Alliance Trust’s shares closed flat at 523.5p
Help, help, the wolves of Wall Street are after us! At least that’s how Alliance Trust is telling it, says James Moore
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Tax on a typical North Sea oil field is now 50 per cent – as it was in 2010
Financial markets have generally assumed lower oil prices are good for asset prices, resulting from the positive effect on growth and lower inflation which extends the period of low interest rates. In reality, the large movement in oil prices has the potential to create significant financial instability, especially in debt markets, says Satyajit Das
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Philip Smith quit RSA in November 2013, calling the internal investigation ‘fundamentally flawed’
The former chief executive, Philip Smith, is taking the insurer to a Dublin employment tribunal for constructive dismissal. Joe Brennan reports on the scandal that triggered the biggest sell-off in the company’s shares for almost a decade.
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‘Too much delay’: Louise Ellman, chair of the Commons Transport Committee
Holey Corporate Governance! is how one law firm describes professional services outfit Quindell, in a nod to the classic 1960s Batman TV-show, writes James Moore
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The Louis Vuitton store in Austria had its windows smashed by protesters last year
If there is any lesson to be learnt from the high-profile arrest of the billionaire gas tycoon Dmitry Firtash, it is this: watch where you do your luxury shopping in Vienna, says Jim Armitage
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The assumption that women are not as competent in leadership positions as men are leads to increased stress in the workplace
There has been progress in boosting female entrepreneurship in recent years, but nowhere near enough, says David Prosser
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Ben Bernanke said deflation was usually caused by a collapse in demand
It seems likely the UK will become the 23rd European country to catch the deflation disease, says David Blanchflower
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A piece of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donetsk
Last year was more expensive for air disasters than any year since 2001. Jamie Dunkley examines the cost to the underwriters of aviation risk
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The rise in the number of whistleblowers is impressive whichever way you look at it, says James Moore
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The institution is now controlled not by a co-operative but by hedge funds, where these sort of payments are par for the course, says James Moore
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The Treasury Select Committee will today take one of its last chances before Parliament’s dissolution to bowl another bouncer at the chest of the Financial Conduct Authority. James Moore on why we must watch over our watchmen
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Princess Anne talks to Anthony Constantinou at the London Boat Show
Anthony Constantinou’s infancy was shattered by tragedy, but he went on to build a multimillion-pound City of London  business. Yet now the shadow of the law hangs over the boss of Capital World Markets, reports Jim Armitage
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USC was put into administration by Sports Direct and was bought back immediately also by Sports Direct, with its £15.3m debts to staff, suppliers and landlords wiped clear
We’ve known for a while that Sports Direct sails close to the wind in terms of its business practices. After the performance of its chairman, James Moore says a more apt metaphor might be that it has been dancing with a hurricane
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Ben Chu has the answers
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Picking a team is fun, says Mark Leftly
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The law on annuities will be changed from April 2016
History has shown that if you propose even a modest reform to the UK’s pension market you’re guaranteed a migraine from the bellyaching, notes James Moore
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Ticket signs at Victoria Station on January 2, 2015 in London, England. Increased rail fares averaging 2.5% come into effect today, pushing the cost of some commuters annual rail fares to more than �5,000. Earlier this week, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne said that he would not be receiving his annual bonus because of the major rail disruption passengers faced over the Christmas period, which was caused by engineering works that overran.
Far from relieving the pressure on trains, the 16 per cent increase in seats might not even be enough to cope with the growth in passenger numbers, says James Moore
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The story of Georgiou’s alleged fraud snugly fits the victim narrative so beloved of the country’s government, says Jim Armitage
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