Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
18 November 2014 03:42 PM
Which groups have been penalised most by the Coalition's austerity measures?
17 November 2014 11:57 PM
Shinzo Abe spoke of ‘three arrows’ of reform but, as Ben Chu reports, his plan to slash the deficit nosedived, with a shock return to recession
17 November 2014 07:53 PM
Emmanuel Macron urges Berlin to allow European bailout pot to be use to fund European investment
15 November 2014 12:03 AM
The eurozone economy remains at serious risk of lapsing back into recession, despite eking out some growth in the third quarter of the year, analysts warned yesterday.
14 November 2014 03:00 PM
There’s a good deal of practical wisdom here, but the book falls down when Clissold starts talking about China more broadly
14 November 2014 12:38 PM
Would higher interest rates actually boost consumer spending and support the recovery?
14 November 2014 01:26 AM
Putting up interest rates is liable to depress consumer spending and hold back the recovery, according to new research from the Bank of England.
13 November 2014 01:12 AM
Cost of living to dip below 1 per cent over next six months, warns Bank of England
07 November 2014 11:38 PM
The trade deficit deteriorated once again in September, inflaming concerns over the lack of balance in the UK’s recovery.
07 November 2014 02:03 AM
Mario Draghi revealed that the ECB has instructed its staff to prepare 'further measures' to combat low inflation
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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