Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
07 August 2014 12:58 AM
Italy’s GDP contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter of the year
06 August 2014 01:31 PM
Hopes for Britain’s economic rebalancing took another knock today as industrial production in June undershot market expectations.
06 August 2014 01:30 AM
The scourge of “too-big-to-fail” banks in the UK is receding, according to the Moody’s credit rating agency.
05 August 2014 12:05 PM
Activity in the dominant services industry accelerated in July, according to the latest major survey of the sector, posting the quickest rate of expansion since last November.
04 August 2014 09:44 PM
Portugal has had to rescue the venerable Banco Espirito Santo. But there could be more European banking quakes to come
04 August 2014 04:53 PM
Dale only took up his financial stability post at the Bank in June
04 August 2014 02:27 PM
Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has warned European banks are facing a “last chance” to convince financial markets they are solvent as a rescue plan was launched for Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo.
04 August 2014 12:43 AM
Business confidence has fallen for the first time in two years, raising further questions about the momentum of the recovery.
01 August 2014 01:13 PM
Growth in new export orders fell to a four-month low
Crying for Argentina: It has defaulted on its debts again and bondholders could take it to the brink...
01 August 2014 01:49 AM
But investors are betting that a deal with the vultures will come. Ben Chu looks at the domestic and global implications
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The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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