Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
29 August 2014 11:38 PM
Inflation in the eurozone has fallen to a five-year low, reinforcing expectations that the European Central Bank will ultimately take action to avert deflation in the single currency.
28 August 2014 12:57 PM
Net lending to small companies fell again in the second quarter of the year, despite reforms to the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) designed specifically to boost the flow of credit to the sector.
26 August 2014 12:58 AM
Salaries advertised online have registered their first annual increase since the global financial crisis, in a finding that will bolster hopes wages for UK workers might finally be increasing.
26 August 2014 12:42 AM
Financial markets yesterday placed bets on the European Central Bank (ECB) launching its own emergency bond-purchase programme before the end of the year in order to boost prices and growth in the weakening euro area.
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
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.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
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Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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