Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
05 June 2014 12:00 AM
UK house prices are rising at an annual rate of around 11% according to the Nationwide building society, but the price increases in London have been ever steeper
03 June 2014 11:41 PM
French government has expressed its anger at reports the US authorities are planning to slap a $10bn fine on one of its major banks
03 June 2014 01:35 AM
The Treasury and the UK’s financial regulators have signalled their intention to clampdown on the £3.1-trillion-a day foreign exchange market in the wake of the abuse allegations that have hit confidence in currency benchmarks.
03 June 2014 01:25 AM
Inflation in the eurozone’s dominant economy sank to 0.6%
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer - book review: 'Rich pickings in a convincing critique of capitalism'
21 May 2014 12:00 AM
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is simultaneously ambitious and modest. The book is ambitious because Piketty sets out to tell a high-level history of the global economy and to outline a fresh theory of where we are heading. It's the sort of grand intellectual enterprise that was common in the 19th century, but has become a rarity in our era of more specialised scholarship. But Capital's also modest because Piketty wants to put economics, his own discipline, back in its place. Refreshingly, he regards economics as merely a branch of the social sciences, eschewing the hubristic claims for supremacy made by some practitioners.
16 May 2014 12:00 AM
14 May 2014 07:48 PM
14 May 2014 04:34 PM
Bank forecasts that the number out of work will continue to fall during 2014
14 May 2014 12:00 AM
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains