Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
03 September 2014 07:37 PM
The advice is a setback to shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, who has been pressing for the body to be given the job to build Labour's credibility with the public in advance of next year's general election
03 September 2014 01:08 AM
Sir Nicholas Macpherson said the superior pay on offer made it hard to prevent talented junior staff from jumping ship
01 September 2014 01:05 PM
Growth in new export orders slowed to a five-month low
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
29 August 2014 11:38 PM
Inflation in the eurozone has fallen to a five-year low, reinforcing expectations that the European Central Bank will ultimately take action to avert deflation in the single currency.
28 August 2014 12:57 PM
Net lending to small companies fell again in the second quarter of the year, despite reforms to the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) designed specifically to boost the flow of credit to the sector.
26 August 2014 12:58 AM
Salaries advertised online have registered their first annual increase since the global financial crisis, in a finding that will bolster hopes wages for UK workers might finally be increasing.
26 August 2014 12:42 AM
Financial markets yesterday placed bets on the European Central Bank (ECB) launching its own emergency bond-purchase programme before the end of the year in order to boost prices and growth in the weakening euro area.
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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