Comment Brexit is the ghost at Hammond’s feast by Stewart Fleming | 22.11.2016 Rising inflation, slowing growth, falling real wages and an "eye-wateringly large" debt are a political as well as economic problem. 6 pieces of economic news this week by Charlie Mitchell | 18.11.2016 As Hammond prepares for his maiden Autumn Statement there were snippets of good news for the economy, but a £100bn budget black hole looms. Comment Theresa May faces devil’s choice over customs union by Hugo Dixon | 17.11.2016 Johnson says UK will probably leave barrier-free trade area post-Brexit. PM says no decision’s been made. That’s because no option is good. Comment May’s support for openness is welcome by Bill Emmott | 14.11.2016 After recent assertions that we can do deals with isolationist Donald Trump, PM’s speech tonight at Lord Mayor’s banquet is to be applauded. 5 snippets of economic news this week by Charlie Mitchell | 11.11.2016 As Trump shocked the world to win the US presidential election, sterling’s bounce was the silver lining in a tough week for the UK economy. Comment Brexit is regulation nightmare for the City by Stewart Fleming | 10.11.2016 Doing business freely in the EU is critical for UK finance. But the rules are likely to be much less favourable if we leave the EU. Post-Brexit UK set for £15bn deficit by Charlie Mitchell | 08.11.2016 Think tank report gives teeth to Remainers’ economic fears. But forecast could still be generous. Comment Britain’s economic future will be decided at home by Alan Wheatley | 07.11.2016 Retaining access to the EU single market is critical for our future prosperity. But getting domestic policies right is even more important. Comment What might be conditions for tariff-free trade with EU? by Michael Emerson | 02.11.2016 Now UK has said in context of Nissan that it wants tariff-free trade, what will EU demand in return? Comment Carney compromise stores up trouble by Hugo Dixon | 01.11.2016 Quitting in 2019 rather than 2021 undermines Bank of England independence - and doesn’t end uncertainty in pre-Brexit period. Comment Obstacles to concluding transitional deal are immense by Pavlos Eleftheriadis | 31.10.2016 Such an arrangement seems needed to stop economy falling off a cliff post-Brexit. But the legal and political barriers are huge. Comment The real Brexit trade lesson from Wallonia by Nick Kent | 28.10.2016 Liam Fox has misunderstood the implications of the EU-Canada trade deal for Brexit. Things could be worse for the UK than he suggests.