Housing charity warns millions are being forced into debt, and profiteering agents still go unregulated
The Philippine president Benigno Aquino III said on Monday that three years of anti-corruption reforms have banished his country's image as the “sick man of Asia” but added he has lost patience over continuing problems such as large-scale smuggling and declared a tougher crackdown against wrongdoing in government.
Disclosures about the NHS and police have put changes to employment law in the spotlight
The latest tips on improving your credit rating from Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight
As oil company finally comes to trial over rig disaster, $16bn settlement talks are intensifying
George Osborne was accused of being a “downgraded” Chancellor tonight, amid angry scenes in the House of Commons over the loss of Britain’s cherished triple-A credit rating.
The Chancellor's incompetence is clear from the employment figures. Despite all the Coalition's claims to the contrary, young people in particular are suffering needlessly
As the Chancellor tries to make light of Moody's downgrade, Mark Leftly assesses the fallout
French president Francois Hollande brushed aside protocol rules to give Ed Miliband a warm public welcome to Paris today.
Economic Outlook: The Coalition bet the 2015 election on their economic policy working... all else was secondary
Credit rating alert and rise in jobless figures may force the Chancellor to rule out move
The trailer concludes with the ominous tagline: "The world will be watching." Get ready for The Hunger Games, the new Hollywood blockbuster franchise which promises to trounce Twilight and replace Harry Potter in the box-office charts. Anticipation is mounting among millions of teenage fans ahead of the 23 March opening of the film, based on Suzanne Collins's bestselling novels. The trilogy, which has sold 30 million copies, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where children are chosen by the government to fight each other to the death in gladiatorial battles.
What happens when the school fees and BMW repayments can't be met? Neasa MacErlean on the middle-class poor
More people are bypassing traditional lenders in favour of intergenerational loans. Roz Sanderson reports
Sometimes unique items aren't worth what we think, discovers Phil Boucher
Jeffrey Archer, who has been the subject of plenty of political send-ups himself, tells Charlotte Cripps why he wants to give his collection to the nation