If you´re sitting down for a Christmas dinner this year in the UK, it could cost 18% more than in 2016. No wonder UK consumers are feeling under pressure when wage inflation is rising at just 2.3%.
The US Federal Reserve is on course to raise interest rates for the fourth time in a year on Wednesday, yet the US dollar index is still down nearly 8%. So, what is 2018 likely to hold for the greenback?
Market moves at the end of last week have prompted discussion of whether the world's major stock markets might be overdue for correction.
Chancellor Philip Hammond was under a great deal of pressure going into the Budget on Wednesday. So, how did pensions and investments fare?
The continued squeeze on spending power makes it unlikely this year will be a fairy-tale Christmas for the UK's consumers and retailers
The Bank of England governor is off the hook - for now. UK inflation came in at 3% in October, holding steady at the previous month's level
Britain's pound is under attack from all sides: after its first-half rally, sterling is being eroded by slowing service sector and consumer activity and a central bank that doesn't believe its own hawkishness