Bank of England The Central bank of England. “ Promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability”.

Bloomberg Great news and comment on the world of economics and financial markets, started by the awesome Michael Bloomberg.

Brookings Ben Bernake’s Blog Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, now Brookings Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Ben Bernake’s blog.

Bureau of Labor Statistics This site is the US bureau of labour statistics. You will be able to access the latest data on US inflation and prices, unemployment and employment, all of which impact world markets.

The Dismal Science – The Reddit Bureau of Economic Research News and discussion about economics, from the perspective of economists.

Economic Policy Institute Based in Washington, D.C. the Economic Policy Institute’s mission is to inform and empower individuals to seek solutions that ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity. This is a great economics web-based resource from David Smith, the economics editor of the Sunday Times. You will find great forum discussions as well as topical economics stories.

The Economist This site includes Special Reports, Daily News, Finance and Economics and Business. The best bit of the site for newcomers to economics is the Economics A-Z – simple definitions of key economics terms.  You can visit the site for free and / or get a paid subscription to their fabulous magazine.

European Central Bank The ECB is an official EU institution at the heart of the Eurosystem and the Single Supervisory Mechanism. The website is compelling and youth-friendly. The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States. The site is full of information and data.

FiveThirtyEight Created by Nate Silver, the site regularly publishes articles by creating or analyzing statistical information on a wide variety of topics in current politics and economic news.

Freakonimics An economist and a journalist join forces to make the topic of economics easily understood by general audiences.

Greg Mankiw’s Blog Harvard Professor of Economics “random observations for students of economics”.

The Guardian World business site of The Guardian. Free but consider a donation:).

Liberty Street Economics The New York Federal Reserve economics blog, with commentary on current events.

Marginal Revolution Marginal Revolutions is a very popular economics blog. It is written by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, professors at George Mason University.

Money WeekThis is a useful site for Money Week Magazine. You will find a broad range of economics articles on the US, UK, Europe and Asia.

UK Statistics AuthorityUK site for detailed economic data.