Voices The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

Vince Cable: Complacency could ruin economic recovery

Business Secretary will also signal his fears over the risk of a fresh housing bubble as property prices rise 'out of control'

Crash course: The G8 summit

This year’s meeting of the Group of Eight – or the G8 – begins in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on Monday. The summit draws the world’s most powerful leaders – as well as protests and disruption.

George Osborne (centre) with global financial policymakers at the G7 meeting in Aylesbury

George Osborne cautiously toasts 'improved outlook' for global economy after G7 meeting

The Chancellor also pledged UK action on tax evasion and avoidance

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has embarked on a huge programme of monetary and fiscal stimulus to jump start the world's third largest economy out of its third recession in five years

G20 summit to focus on 'currency war' threat to economy

Tension builds over Japan's efforts to drive down yen, but ministers resist crackdown

G20 tension builds over Japan’s efforts to drive down yen

Global finance ministers braced for more skirmishes today in a week of simmering tension over “currency wars” as the G20 gathered in Moscow.

G7 safeguards exchange rates to avoid currency war

The G7 nations’ finance chiefs and central bankers today pledged not to trigger a damaging currency war with deliberate actions to drive exchange rates down.

Hamish McRae: Things are looking up, so why this gloom from IMF?

Economic View: How well we in Britain do will largely be determined by what happens to the rest of the world

Engage with your workers, chiefs urge fellow bosses

A coalition of bosses from Britain's biggest companies, including Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer and Lloyds Banking Group, have called on industry to better engage their workers.

Simon English: How King of England ruled in America

Outlook If you read Confidence Men by Ron Suskind you may experience a surge of patriotic pride. The book is an insider's account of Wall Street's collapse and of how an inexperienced President gets gamed by the system. Old-time political players act to dilute Obama's impact and to stymie his reforms.

The business on...Jun Azumi, Japan's new Finance Minister

That's one of the toughest jobs going – is he a wizened veteran?

Not exactly, Mr Azumi is just 49, which makes him a babe-in-arms by Japanese political standards. He's never held a financial or economic brief before, or even pronounced publicly on such matters.

G7 financial leaders to discuss crisis

Financial officials from the Group of Seven industrialised nations will discuss how to coordinate action between their countries' central banks, a source said today.

Services strengthen but job market growth eases

The service sector booked its fastest pace of growth in more than a year last month, although the uncertain outlook for the economy was underlined by a separate report today suggesting the jobs market is stalling.

G7's Japan intervention eases panic in markets

The decision by G7 finance ministers to make a rare co-ordinated intervention in the foreign exchange markets paid off yesterday, as the value of crisis-hit Japan's currency fell and tensions on stock exchanges around the world eased.

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