Like lemmings, the Americans seem hell-bent on leaping off an economic cliff. The effect on us could be devastating

Like lemmings, the Americans seem hell-bent on leaping off an economic cliff. The effect on us could be devastating | UPDATED: 00:48 GMT, 27 December 2012 As the year draws to a close, we may have survived the end of the world, as foretold by the ancient Mayan civilisation, but we still face financial apocalypse

Britain passes Brazil in global economic league table… but it won"t last for long!

Britain passes Brazil in global economic league table… but it won't last for long! Britain moves into sixth place and is likely to overtake France next yearBut UK is set to be overhauled in next decade by both India and RussiaTable by City forecaster the Centre for Economics and Business Research | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 26 December 2012 Britain has leapfrogged Brazil in the global economic league tables, regaining the sixth place lost to the South American country this time last year. The UK is also breathing down France’s neck, with our economy likely to overtake that of our nearest neighbours some time in 2013