24 July 2014 Last updated at 09:51

'Risk of debt peril' when rates riseCash

A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

Worker at a factory in ChinaChina manufacturing growth speeds up

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.

ShoppersUK retail sales continue to grow

The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Robert Peston Article written by Robert Peston Robert Peston Economics editor

Half a cheer for depression's end

On Friday we will have either the most symbolically important or the most pointless economic event of recent times, when the depression in Britain caused by the banking crisis is finally declared officially over.

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