Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
19 December 2014 12:49 AM
Vladimir Putin warned yesterday it could take Russia two years to emerge from its current economic crisis. What does that imply for Russia? And what knock-on effects could this have on the rest of the world?
18 December 2014 02:06 PM
Could Russia's economic problems hurt the rest of the world?
18 December 2014 12:28 PM
The Russian president Vladimir Putin warned today that it could take the country two years to emerge from its current crisis.
18 December 2014 01:05 AM
America’s central bank last night sent a carefully nuanced message over the timing of its first interest rate rise, leaving financial markets scrambling to make sense of its meaning.
17 December 2014 06:36 PM
Economists criticise efforts and urge central bank to use vast foreign reserves
17 December 2014 12:18 AM
A massive central bank interest rate hike failed to support the rouble. This crisis is slipping out of Moscow’s control, says Ben Chu
15 December 2014 12:25 PM
Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is facing weak domestic business conditions
15 December 2014 12:24 AM
Nine months ago ministers said the British Business Bank and the Green Investment Bank would create £2bn in new loans
12 December 2014 12:12 AM
The transcripts of the MPC's meetings will be published after an eight-year lag
08 December 2014 11:11 PM
Tracey McDermott, who played a leading role in the crackdown on benchmark rigging, is to be promoted as part of the management shake-up
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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