"Crisis economy" UK: You"re in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity package

'Crisis economy' UK: You're in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity packageMark Carney compared the UK to basket case countries in the eurozoneThe IMF has slashed its growth forecast for the UK over next two years By Alex Brummer PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 Warning: Mark Carney, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook Britain was last night branded a ‘crisis economy’ by incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The Canadian, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook

US job fears wipe 25bn off FTSE as stock markets across the world reel from grim outlook

US job fears wipe 25bn off FTSE as stock markets across the world reel from grim outlookThe number of Americans in work rose less than expected Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic slammed into reverse By Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 Nearly 25billion was wiped off the value of Britain’s top companies yesterday as bleak jobs news in the US sent stock markets tumbling. The number of Americans in work rose by 88,000 in March – well below the 200,000 expected by analysts

As if jobs weren"t hard enough to come by: 250,000 UK jobs advertises in EU (compared to France"s 14,000)

As if jobs weren't hard enough to come by: 250,000 UK jobs advertised in EU (compared to France's 14,000) Half of the jobs advertised on a taxpayer funded EU website are in Britain By contrast France advertised just 14,000 posts for other EU worker By Tim Shipman PUBLISHED: 00:35 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:27 GMT, 5 April 2013 Britain is advertising 250,000 jobs in the European Union despite unemployment at home Britain is advertising 250,000 jobs to job seekers in the European Union creating more competition for unemployed people at home. Around half the jobs advertised on a taxpayer funded EU website are in Britain, raising questions about the government’s approach to unemployment

GDP figures: Economy shrank by 0.3% at the end of 2012, raising fears of a triple dip recession

Economy SHRANK by 0.3% at the end of 2012, raising fears of a triple-dip recessionOffice for National Statistics announces negative growth for final quarter of last yearResulsts mean there was no growth overall for the whole of 2012 Nick Clegg admits government was wrong to cut funding for big building projects, damaging jobs and growth Boris Johnson says it is time to 'junk the rhetoric of austerity'IMF chief economist says the Chancellor should use the Budget in March to 'take stock' and change course , raising fears of a triple-dip recession. The figures are a devastating blow to David Cameron and George Osborne who were last night seen dining out in the Davos ski resort hours after being told of the grim economic figures.

US Fiscal Cliff: Like lemmings, the Americans seem hell-bent on leaping off an economic cliff

Like lemmings, the Americans seem hell-bent on leaping off an economic cliff. The effect on us could be devastating | UPDATED: 13:30 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

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

Cameron vows to secure "better deal for Britain" as he creates two-tier Europe after opting out of banking union

A two-tier Europe as Britain opts out of banking union: Cameron vows to secure 'better deal' for nation After 14 hours of talks, eurozone countries agreed that the European Central Bank should directly supervise 200 banks – none of which are BritishThe agreement will prevent eurozone countries ganging up on those that have not adopted the single currency | UPDATED: 02:29 GMT, 14 December 2012 New deal: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at the EU Headquarters David Cameron vowed to secure ‘a better deal for Britain’ yesterday after an historic deal on EU banks established a two–tier Europe. The agreement will prevent eurozone countries from ganging up on those that have not adopted the single currency – and protect the City of London from financial regulations drawn up by the debt-stricken bloc. After 14 hours of talks, eurozone countries agreed that the European Central Bank should directly supervise 200 banks – none of which are British – in the most far-reaching step towards a single-currency superstate since the euro crisis began.

100billion and counting: What Britain has paid to Brussels in the last 40 years

100billion and counting: What Britain has paid to Brussels in the last 40 yearsHuge bill revealed as European Union demands more spendingDavid Cameron travels to Brussels for ANOTHER summitEurozone signs up to new bank watchdog but Britain remains outsideMove seen as a leap towards a European superstate | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain’s membership of the European Union has cost taxpayers almost 100billion since its formation.

Danny Alexander: "There"ll be no triple dip recession"

'There'll be no triple dip recession': Danny Alexander dismisses dire warnings made by economic expertsChief Secretary to the Treasury predicted steady growth would returnDanny Alexander was positive despite predictions of a third recession | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 10 December 2012 The Chancellor’s second in command yesterday dismissed fears that Britain was heading for a triple dip recession, despite dire warnings from economic experts. Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, predicted ‘steady growth’ would slowly return next year and the year after.