UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB). In a world of negative rates, he currently charges 0.4 per cent on the euros deposited by banks in his coffers overnight. (Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

Japanese families seem to have a sudden affinity for home safes. According to the Tokyo-based manufacturer Eiko, shipments have doubled since last fa(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: “Higher taxes and a smaller economy are not a price worth paying.” Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne outlined the bleakest scenario yet if the UK votes to leave the European Union, saying that Brit(...)

Chancellor George Osborne  said on Thursday that the latest economic figures  underscore the importance of Britain voting to remain in the EU in the referendum on June 23rd. (Photograph: PA Wire)

Britain’s current account deficit widened to a record high at the end of last year, highlighting a weak spot in an economy coming under sharper focus(...)

An internet rumour once suggested that a Google search for “swivel-eyed loon” took the user straight to the UK Independence party (Ukip) website. The origins of this rather British political label are hard to pin down.  File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The nickname Tory, usually associated with the UK’s Conservative party, first appeared, by some accounts, in 1566 in Ireland, and originally meant an (...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson leaves a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. He had earlier rescinded a call for senior staff in his office to back the his call for Britain to leave the EU or remain silent. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

London mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” after his chief of staff told senior colleagues to back the mayor’s call for Britain t(...)

The Bank of England took centre stage in the increasingly bitter EU referendum battle after it signalled concerns that the vote could trigger panic in financial markets. (Photograph: PA Wire)

Mark Carney said the Bank of England won’t tell people how to vote in Britain’s June referendum on the nation’s membership of the European Union. “To(...)

Attendees listen to a speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shown on a screen during the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Shanghai, China. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

China went on a charm offensive with world financial leaders at the G20 meeting in Shanghai, seeking to shore up confidence in the globe’s second lar(...)

The British pound traded near $1.39 for the first time in seven years on Wednesday. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The British pound traded near $1.39 for the first time in seven years on Wednesday, while the cost of hedging against sharp swings jumped to their hig(...)

Mark Carney gives evidence to the Treasury Select Committee in the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Bank of England governor Mark Carney batted away questions on Brexit on Tuesday as the pound remained under pressure, hitting new seven-year lows agai(...)