Perhaps the most talked about economic concept. But what is it and how do we measure it?
House prices affect how much money people spend. They have tripled since the late 1970s.
Financial markets bring people together so money flows to where it is needed most.
A stable financial system is one that can provide crucial services to households and businesses in good times and bad.
Quantitative easing is a tool that central banks, like us, can use to inject money directly into the economy.
Two things we can be sure of when it comes to financial crises: there will be another and it won’t be the same as the last.
Historians have found that until the Industrial Revolution, global living standards were essentially flat.
While we often think of economic growth as good news, it can also happen too rapidly.
One way to understand the financial turmoil during the 2007-8 crisis is to look at the way the Great Fire of London spread from home to home in 1666.
There is more work to be done, but the global financial system is safe, simpler and fairer today than it was a decade ago.
A strong economy needs a safe banking sector. This means banks need to have enough capital.
Banks need to have shock absorbers to cover losses. This is why banks hold ‘capital’– to absorb shocks.
Find out more about the connection between economic growth and demands on the world’s natural resources.
Climate change poses risks for the stability of the financial system, particularly for the insurance and banking sectors.