Ben Chu is The Independent's Deputy Business Editor and economics writer. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
01 June 2015 11:19 PM
Party rebels force leadership's choice for IMF representative to withdraw
30 May 2015 09:00 PM
Sorry, but the next Leader of the Opposition should not have to apologise for something they didn't do
29 May 2015 11:10 PM
The pre-eminent scholar of income disparities thinks Piketty wasn’t constructive enough. He tells Ben Chu what needs to be done
29 May 2015 01:41 AM
Chief executive of giant Wall Street bank branded 'insulting' and 'out of touch' for his reaction to shareholders' executive pay revolt
28 May 2015 01:28 AM
Despite promises of a Northern Powerhouse, London's share of total UK household income is still growing.
27 May 2015 01:04 AM
He says he is owed $83m, but the trustees of the bankrupt Wall Street giant argue the trader is 'double dipping'. Ben Chu reports on the case that has lifted the lid on investment bankers' astronomical rewards
22 May 2015 12:43 AM
Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
21 May 2015 01:29 AM
Outlook The penny finally seems to have dropped for Thomas Cook, with Peter Fankhauser admitting his company treated badly the parents of two children who were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday in Corfu. Ironically, it was pennies that got the travel company into this mess in the first place: the firm was penny wise, pound foolish. The management was fixated on leaving no possibility of financial liability by even hinting at responsibility. But it failed to consider the financial impact of the reputational damage this strategy could bring. For Mr Fankhauser to say the company had “nothing to apologise for” at the inquest, because it had been cleared of criminal responsibility in the Greek courts, might have been legally correct – but it was a catastrophically callous tone to strike.
21 May 2015 01:28 AM
Outlook The colossal power of Burberry’s brand in China was brought home to me a few years ago when my aunt visited from Guangzhou and hauled me off to an East London factory to rifle through racks of check-lined trenchcoats.
21 May 2015 01:16 AM
Outlook Trust the banks to go and spoil things. The very day after Yvette Cooper tries to make amends with the business community by burying Ed Miliband’s infamous distinction between “predators and producers”, a parade of large banks is hit with fresh regulatory fines for rigging markets, thus reminding everyone that some corporate behaviour really can only be described as… well, predatory.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition