... and the four other things to look out for in economic news this week
From the vantage point of financial markets, none of the governance options on the table will be attractive and the political uncertainty has the potential to undermine economic recovery
Domestic solidity is of great importance for Italy; so are political stability and predictability. In times of economic and political uncertainty following Brexit, the latter would come in handy to Great Britain too
Annual Treasury payments to the Royal family rise to £43m, up 38% since 2012
Government bond yields continue to fall and four other things to look out for this week
Reforms to the labour market and the way companies are run might feel un-Conservative, but they would help to tackle its ‘party of the rich’ image, reinforced by the Panama Papers revelations about Cameron’s wealth
The big EU questions: With less than three weeks to go before the potentially epoch-making vote on British membership of the EU, the debate so far has been characterised by bias, distortion and exaggeration. So from now until the referendum we are running a series of question and answer features that will explain the most important issues in a detailed, dispassionate way to help inform your decision
The opinion polls feed the markets. What is interesting about this, however, is whether the markets will also start to feed the polls. In other words, if the pound weakens further, will this bring more support to the Remain camp?
If US rates rise, the country that will be most affected – aside from the US itself – is the UK. Here's why
Denied the option of devaluation, both countries have relied on debt-funded public spending to maintain economic activity and living standards. The people and their representatives refuse to face reality
The cost of hanging on the phone to the taxman reached a disgraceful £66m last year, according to the National Audit Office
After forty years the international organisation warns that parts of the economic approach are not delivering
Losses will be directed to insurance companies, pension funds and private investors – bailing them out may prove to be politically necessary
By eroding trust in communities, belief in witchcraft can really hold communities back
The psychology of betting tells us something interesting about what happens when we win and lose - and why we choose to bet in the first place
A large number of people surveyed said relying on their family or charities for hand-outs left them feeling "demeaned" and "degraded"