Fears that Beijing is following a stealth devaluation policy to boost its exports have helped convulse financial markets this year
The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 3.2 per cent
Lagarde wins support for new IMF term; Barclays is cutting 1,000 jobs; Royal Mail reports strong Christmas
Christine Lagarde has spoken of 'disappointing and uneven' global growth
UK trade balance data is coming; Leaders from the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund have their annual meeting in the Peruvian capital of Lima; Glencore is now cutting Zinc production
The cost of insuring against a catastrophic US default jumped to its highest level in more than two years today after talks to prevent a breach of the nation’s $16.7 trillion (£10.5 trillion) debt ceiling faltered.
The Chancellor also pledged UK action on tax evasion and avoidance
The scare stories have it wrong; Facebook is a force for openness and accountability in the world, argues Eduard Mead.
George Osborne must adopt an economic "Plan B" and slow the pace of public spending cuts if the British economy remains weak, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned the Chancellor yesterday.
Austerity is now pitted against recovery as if politicians have merely to choose
Greece won a second massive financial bailout in the early hours of today when its partners in the 17-country eurozone finally stitched together a 130 billion euro rescue, meant to avoid a potentially disastrous default and secure the euro currency's future.
France was told by Nick Clegg today to end "simply unacceptable" attacks on the UK economy amid mounting cross-Channel tensions over the eurozone crisis.
Successful women are forever judged on their appearance. So why shouldn't men suffer the same fate, asks Harriet Walker
The new chief of the International Monetary Fund has promised to diversify staff and make the institution more open for developing countries.
The French Finance minister, Christine Lagarde, was last night named as the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and will begin her term of office on 5 July.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is poised to become the next leader of the scandal-rocked International Monetary Fund, with a major endorsement from the Obama administration.