Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
11 July 2014 01:19 AM
Oil production forecasts for 2017-18 have been revised down on last year by 11% to 29.2 million tonnes
10 July 2014 04:03 PM
Trade deficit jumped to £9.2bn in May from £8.9bn in April in new blow to George Osborne
10 July 2014 12:44 AM
Fresh evidence that the housing market is cooling comes today from the latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
08 July 2014 02:30 PM
Manufacturers registered a surprise slump in output in May
04 July 2014 12:00 AM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average burst through 17,000 for the first time yesterday following a report showing the American economy added 288,000 more jobs in June.
03 July 2014 12:29 AM
Earnings are 8 per cent lower than before the financial crisis. This is an odd definition of ‘normal’
02 July 2014 08:36 AM
Prices across the UK continue to rocket, Nationwide says
01 July 2014 12:41 PM
Sterling leaps against the dollar
30 June 2014 02:51 PM
The total value of new mortgages for house purchase in the month fell to £10 billion
28 June 2014 12:00 AM
Business investment picked up in the first quarter of the year, accounting for half of the economy's growth, the Office for National Statistics said yesterday.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
- 1 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 2 Japanese plant experts produce 10,000 lettuce heads a day in LED-lit indoor farm
- 3 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week