Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
11 September 2014 06:26 PM
It’s been a while since politicians have been so keen on hosting bankers. The confirmation from an array of banks yesterday that they will move their legal domiciles form Scotland to England if the “yes” campaign triumphs in next week’s independence referendum has provoked a tug of war between the two camps over financial services jobs.
10 September 2014 01:54 PM
BP says independence could threaten investment in North Sea oil, while Standard Life is putting in place 'precautionary measures' that may involve transferring savings south of the border
10 September 2014 01:04 AM
Mark Carney said that although there remained some uncertainty about the outlook for wages and productivity, the economy did have momentum
09 September 2014 01:09 AM
But currency union is a key issue: if Scotland keeps the English pound, Westminster would be its banker and where’s the independence in that?
06 September 2014 01:46 AM
The jobs growth data for June and July was revised down by 28,000
ECB President Mario Draghi pulls stimulus lever at last, but still no quantitative easing for eurozone
05 September 2014 02:00 AM
Mr Draghi said the move was justified by rising economic risks for the single currency
04 September 2014 12:46 PM
The publisher’s “advance praise” for Martin Wolf’s new book The Shifts and the Shocks is spectacular. According to the former Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King, the work is “masterly”. Larry Summers, the former Treasury Secretary, thinks it is “superb”. To Ben Bernanke, former Federal Reserve chair, the book is “insightful and timely”. After accolades like that from such a gallery of heavyweights a review seems almost otiose. Yet one senses that these paragons were offering advance praise for Wolf the writer and thinker, rather than this particular book.
04 September 2014 01:08 AM
The recession was shallower and the recovery stronger than previously thought, according to sweeping revisions to GDP from the Office for National Statistics released yesterday.
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
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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