The European Commission hailed the overnight agreement by finance ministers for a new system to deal with failing banks as an "unprecedented" achievement.
Economic View: The better the economy does, the quicker rates rise and the greater the pressure on shares
Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the downgrade was "disappointing"
The deal is a compromise, as it must be, and one that highlights sharply the tension within the country
Enda Kenny makes announcement in conference address
George Osborne can be expected to brandish the IMF’s upgrade as more evidence that the intense political and economic argument over the appropriate pace of his spending cuts has been, as he put it in a speech last month, “decisively ended”.
Mark Carney's flagship forward guidance policy was backed by the International Monetary Fund today as the Bank of England Governor marked 100 days at the helm in Threadneedle Street.
Deputy Prime Minister acknowledges referendum on UK's membership of European Union is inevitable
Anti-euro party set up seven months ago could alter the balance of power after today's general election and force a new coalition
Tax rises and spending cuts have made the economy 3 per cent smaller
New party calling for crisis-hit countries to quit EU close to winning seats in Bundestag
OECD predicts 1.5% growth this year, up from May forecast of 0.8%
17 countries that use euro saw collective economic output grow by 0.3 per cent
From the City: We have had a dry run for this great debate in the one about the adoption of the euro
EasyJet flew still higher today with shares up almost 8 per cent as struggling competitors pulling out of routes helped the budget carrier put out a stronger-than-expected profit forecast for this year.
China's huge manufacturing engine loses steam