Global Growth

Soft Global Growth Is No Crutch for Euro

Kevin Dunning | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Politics
Kevin Dunning

That said, there have been a couple of positive developments for the global economy over the past month. First of all, the ECB's announcement of a bond-buying programme has buoyed sentiment by averting the prospect of an imminent collapse of the euro zone.

UK 'Will Be Back In Recession By Early 2012'

Huffington Post UK | Sarah Marsh | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Politics

The UK will be back in recession at the start of the new year because of government cuts, with a bleak economic outlook predicted for 2012, according ...

G20 in Cannes Needs to Bring the World Leadership

Ed Miliband | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Politics
Ed Miliband

The meeting in Cannes must send a message to the world that politicians have heard the concerns of their citizens and they understand the scale of the crisis. Living standards are being squeezed, unearned rewards at the top too often create greater inequality, and retrenchment of valued education spending risks undermining the knowledge economies we need for the future. People across the world understand it was flaws in free-market capitalism that caused this crisis. They need to hear the positive case for responsible capitalism which will get us out of it. The role of political leaders is not to protest, it is to set out a different course for the future. Only by doing that will we begin to restore the confidence, the lack of which is holding back the recovery.