Economics Articles

Essays on topical issues, latest developments in UK and global economies, and answers to readers questions

Pros and cons of Financialisation

Posted on January 24, 2019

Financialisation is a term used to describe the increased role of the financial sector in a modern economy. Source: NYT 2013 Financialisation also refers to particular trends in the financial sector of the economy. This includes: Increased use of financial intermediaries Increased use of futures markets. For example future contracts for bonds, shares, currencies and …


Challenges facing Chinese economy

Posted on January 22, 2019

For the past 40 years, China has been one of the strongest performing economies – transforming itself from a developing economy to an unprecedented level of prosperity. However, in recent years, there have been concerns the rapid rate of growth in China is beginning to slow down and over the next few years, economic challenges …


UK National Debt

Posted on January 21, 2019

Latest figures on UK National Debt. What National Debt is. Why National Debt is increasing?