Lessons learnt from crisis that never was

The bank of England, City of London.

Sometimes the biggest potential risks are staring you in the face, writes Ed Balls

UK construction sector growth slows

Survey finds activity fell in July but builders remain optimistic

Young people more demanding over salaries

Bargaining power starts to return as unemployment falls

UK factories show lacklustre performance

Talk of rebalancing is still rhetoric rather than reality, say analysts

Embargoed to 0001 Thursday July 17 Undated handout photo issued by Google of Tower Bridge as Google Maps launches 3D mapping of the capital city, using 45-degree aerial imagery.

Buyers flock to London development land

Foreign investors push dealmaking to highest since 2007

BoE deputy warns on cutting regulation

Cunliffe says stability must not be sacrificed to short-term growth

The UK economy at a glance

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane

BoE: shareholders prioritised over growth

Haldane says economy suffers as businesses fail to invest

David Cameron wants to capitalise on his general election triumph

PM attacked over Malaysia trip amid scandal

Cameron’s counterpart at centre of allegations involving $600m

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Government axes funding for Green Deal

Energy-saving scheme is latest environmental measure scrapped

Birmingham seeks £3.3bn HS2 rail boost

Enterprise chief hails key opportunity to drive Midlands growth

UK jobs market strengthens

Survey finds increasing number of employers looking to recruit

Osborne asks for 40% budget cut plans

Chancellor prepares to target unprotected departments

Committee set to show UK rate unanimity

Purchasing managers’ indices for China and eurozone also out

Carney hints at move on interest rates

BoE governor indicates gradual upward path ending around 2.25%

BoE bound to follow US’s move

Bank of England typically begins rate moves shortly after the Fed

UK employment falls but wages shoot up

Some economists say data could herald improvement in productivity as employers improve efficiency

Carney says UK rate rise getting closer

Summer sales and cheaper oil weigh on prices in June

Osborne fights ‘damned lies and statistics’

UK chancellor commissions review of ONS after litany of failures

UK construction industry shrinks in May

Other figures show nation’s trade deficit fell to £0.4bn


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