Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
24 October 2014 01:04 AM
Unseasonably warm weather depressed retail sales last month, taking some steam out of the recovery, official figures showed yesterday.
23 October 2014 01:10 AM
Economic View: We’re still waiting for the ‘march of the makers’ promised by George Osborne
21 October 2014 10:56 PM
The Coalition’s plan to cut the deficit are in serious trouble, as official figures showed public borrowing over the first half of 2014/15 running a full 10 per cent higher than a year earlier.
21 October 2014 12:02 PM
Chancellor will have less to give away in tax sweeteners before the election
12 October 2014 12:00 AM
05 October 2014 12:00 AM
04 October 2014 12:54 AM
The world’s biggest economy saw the creation of 248,000 new jobs in September
03 October 2014 01:56 PM
Sectors including construction have suffered a slowdown in growth
03 October 2014 01:55 AM
The unemployment rate in the single currency has shot up since 2008 and now stands at 11.5% - almost double the rates in Britain and the US
01 October 2014 12:52 PM
The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index dipped to 51.6 below analysts' expectations
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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- 2 North Korean prison officers 'cooked prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more horrific accounts from UN report reveal
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Mayor says there should be 'no comparison' to Ferguson
- 4 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh