Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
23 August 2014 01:02 AM
Janet Yellen, head of the US Federal Reserve, yesterday moderated her dovish stance on the amount of slack in the US economy, signalling the possibility that interest rates could rise sooner than previously thought.
22 August 2014 01:22 AM
Doubts over Chancellor's ability to meet deficit target
21 August 2014 01:06 AM
The first division in three years over rate rises in the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee emerged yesterday as official minutes showed two members voted in favour of increasing the cost of money earlier this month.
21 August 2014 01:03 AM
Argentina has tried a new legal move in its efforts to avoid paying off US hedge funds that have acquired its debt and which are refusing to take part in a restructuring.
21 August 2014 12:55 AM
Economic View: His comments risk stoking the potent fear that immigrants are coming here and taking our jobs
20 August 2014 01:16 PM
Analysts warn the swap offer could carry legal risks and Argentina could end up in contempt
18 August 2014 07:38 PM
18 August 2014 12:00 AM
Remuneration gap between FTSE 100 bosses and workers triples since 1998
17 August 2014 12:00 AM
15 August 2014 08:07 PM
The UK economy grew slightly more strongly than expected in the second quarter of the year, emphasising the gulf between Britain and the struggling eurozone.
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