BBC News archives look back on the election campaign, conference season and economic highlights in the last 12 months.
As the graphs and data show, Philip Hammond faces weaker growth, Brexit uncertainty and falling living standards
The chancellor, Philip Hammond, will deliver one of the most difficult budgets in recent times, set against a backdrop of weaker growth, Brexit uncertainty and falling living standards.
Here are five key charts to consider before he stands up.
There is a lot of hype and noise about blockchain technology, which is believed to change operating models and processes across many industries and settings. In this post we look at the essential predictions of where blockchain technology will go in 2018.
Gli strumenti sono ancora pochi e per la maggior parte riservati a investitori qualificati, ma la fame di valute digitali sta accelerando il lancio di nuove iniziative. Ecco cosa è già disponibile sul mercato.
This year’s financial statement is critical for Theresa May’s survival
Growth must go on – it’s the political imperative everywhere, and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it, so we need a new system
Everyone wants everything – how is that going to work? The promise of economic growth is that the poor can live like the rich and the rich can live like the oligarchs. But already we are bursting through the physical limits of the planet that sustains us. Climate breakdown, soil loss, the collapse of habitats and species, the sea of plastic, insectageddon: all are driven by rising consumption. The promise of private luxury for everyone cannot be met: neither the physical nor the ecological space exists.
I know people who recycle meticulously, measure the water in their kettles, then take their holidays in the Caribbean
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This week, the European Union agreed to end unjustified geoblocking after a late-night session.
This relates to geoblocking the online trading of goods and services. As Statista's Niall McCarthy explains, the agreement means companies will not be able to prevent customers from visiting and doing business on their website due to being resident in another EU member state. The European Commission says the new rules will boost e-commerce for the benefit of consumers and businesses who take advantage of the growing European online market.
As of last year, 63 percent of websites in the EU do not let shoppers buy from another EU country.
You will find more statistics at Statista
Broken down by sector, 86 percent of electrical household appliance retailers will not sell to a shopper buying in a different member state.
Among electronics and computer hardware retailers, the rate is 79 percent while in the computer game and software sector, it is 73 percent.