Beat analysts' expectations
Helped by rising oil price
Growth in retail and services
Growth of 1.8% over the year
'No radical announcements'
Chief global economist Jessop to leave firm
Positive development for the frontier market
The US added more jobs than expected in January, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, while the economy is beginning to see wage growth coming through.
Figures released this morning by the Office for National Statistics showed UK CPI inflation fell to a surprise 0.5% in December, the lowest level since May 2000. We round up the reaction from leading investors and economists.
The Trouble with Europe
Well-known economist Roger Bootle stands to make tens of millions of pounds from the potential sale of his consultancy Capital Economics, in a deal which could value the group at £50m-£70m, according to reports.
Chancellor George Osborne's Budget next week runs the risk of being a "dangerous missed opportunity" if he sticks to his guns on austerity, leading economist Roger Bootle (pictured) has said.
The Bank of England's latest thoughts on introducing negative interest rates to encourage higher lending from banks are 'somewhat schizophrenic', a leading economist has said.
The surprise 1% rise in UK GDP in Q3 points to only a slight improvement in the economy's growth outlook, according to forecasters.
Roger Bootle and a team of economists at Capital Economics have won a prestigious economics award for their plan on how a country could exit the eurozone in an orderly way.
China's decision to cut interest rates for the first time since December 2008 has met with a mixed response as investors try to fathom the implications of the move.
Fund managers and economists digest the announcements made in yesterday's Budget:
The Bank of England will keep interest rates at record lows for another three years, according to Capital Economics.
Economist Roger Bootle has revealed what he believes are the five key failings of financial markets, which should provoke authorities to intervene with tighter regulation.
Today the People's Bank of China (PBC) has slashed reserve requirements for all banks by 50 basis points from December 5.
Leading economists say politicians' agreement on the eurozone debt crisis lacks clarity and is not hard-hitting enough.
The Chinese equity market could rise 20% in the coming months as the government once again moves to support the economy, said Capital Economics' China specialist Mark Williams.