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The leader of Germany's Protestants says Greece faces economic collapse if current policies to cut debt are not offset by long-term debt relief and investment.
Austerity measures are damaging the economy in Britain, Italy and Spain, warned Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.
Membership of co-operatives outnumbers shareholders in the UK, and co-ops have outperformed the UK economy since the credit crunch.
Many economic commentators, and those working in banking and finance, thought that the worst of the global economic recession had gone away. They were wrong. It looks to be back with a vengeance.
The world's largest debtor nation, the United States, is set for a deficit ceiling deal which will result in cuts hitting some of the most vulnerable.
The New Economics Foundation says Britain faces further economic chaos as banks come to terms with a £25 billion funding gap in 2011.
The UK coalition government has been left on the back foot in defending its emergency budget after established analysts proclaimed its social impact regressive and its economic approach flawed.
In the run-up to the government's 'emergency budget', the overwhelming political consensus, parroted each day by the BBC’s economic correspondents, is that ’balancing the budget’ and ’slashing the deficit’ is now a national priority.
The Church of Scotland has announced the members of its new Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity, which will take two years exploring basic ethical and moral questions.
Church Action on Poverty, the TUC and leading charities have asked for the big party leaders’ commitment that tax rises and spending cuts will not hit the poorest hardest.