News Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing through economic policies that have been coined Abenomics

Core inflation rose 1.3% in December- beating expectations- matched by rising factory output

European economy is weak link in global aviation recovery

Passenger and freight demand are rising, but are still way off pre-crisis highs

Japan slashes growth forecasts for Q3

Japan yesterday radically downgraded its growth estimates for the third quarter, raising the spectre that the Japanese economy could slip into recession again.

Bank of England policymaker warns of 'double dip' recession

Withdrawal of £175bn QE programme 'could lead to recovery that is stillborn'

Stephen King: Central bankers blow bubbles in bid to balance rates and recovery

'The world has been through the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis in turn sparked a deep global recession, from which we are only now beginning to emerge."

Japan emerges from slump

As general election looms, polticians take heart from 6.3 per cent increase in exports

Japan economy shrinks at fastest rate since Second World War

The Japanese economy shrank by 4 per cent in the first three months of the year – the fastest rate of decline since the Second World War, and an annualised fall in GDP of almost 16 per cent.

Market Report: Equities lose their shine amid rush for gold

Gold-related issues rallied last night as investors, worried by the risk of inflation as central banks pour ever more money into flagging economies, hedged their bets by buying into the precious metal.

BoJ holds rates and plans ¥1bn bond spree

The Bank of Japan yesterday moved to boost the economy by holding interest rates at 0.1 per cent and pledging to buy ¥1 trillion worth of corporate bonds.

Japan economy shrinks at fastest rate in 35 years

Strangled by the collapse in global export demand, Japan's economy shrank at its fastest rate in 35 years in the fourth quarter and shows no signs of reversing course anytime soon.

Euro slides as inflation falls to two-year low

Inflation in the eurozone has fallen to a two-year low, it was announced yesterday, news that pushed the euro sharply lower against the US dollar and the pound as expectations of sharply lower European interest rates rose.

Japan's lesson to the world: Don't fiddle while the economy burns – take action now

The Bank of Japan is to inject cash directly into the world's second biggest economy in the latest attempt to revive it.

Japan cuts key interest rate to 0.1%

Japan cut interest rates to just above zero today and announced extra steps to ease a credit crunch that has ravaged companies worldwide and plunged leading economies - including its own - into recession.

From banks to bankruptcy, everything you need to know about the bailout

How big is the rescue package?

What is Paulson's Plan B?

It looks as if ungumming world credit markets is going to take more than the US Treasury Secretary's $700bn bailout. Stephen Foley looks at the options

Central banks pump billions into money markets

The Bank of England today said it would pump 40 billion US dollars (£22.3bn) into money markets as part of a co-ordinated move by major central banks.

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