Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
24 December 2014 12:01 AM
Analysts warn UK is vulnerable but strong US economy propels Dow through 18,000
22 December 2014 02:04 PM
Fleet Street’s top cartoonists have a similar view on Ed Miliband’s deficit reduction plans.
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
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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