Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
20 May 2015 02:52 AM
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has become the latest participant in the gruelling Greek economic stand-off to sound an optimistic note about the prospects of a resolution.
Government warned against 'complacency' after George Osborne claims UK's slip into deflation is 'good news'
19 May 2015 06:39 PM
The Consumer Price Index declined by 0.1 per cent in the year to April
19 May 2015 03:39 PM
There are good reasons to think it will be a temporary bout, but we are not home and dry yet, says <b>Ben Chu</b>
18 May 2015 11:55 PM
The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee imposed specific measures to dampen Britain’s mortgage market last year
16 May 2015 06:00 AM
Mr Osborne could unveil where £12bn in welfare cuts will fall
15 May 2015 01:09 AM
Claims have abounded this week that new migrants are to blame for weak pay growth in Britain in recent years - but the evidence suggests otherwise
14 May 2015 12:42 AM
Dramatic volatility in global bond markets, which has led to steep falls in the value of government bonds, should not be a cause for alarm, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said.
13 May 2015 04:54 PM
Around $400bn has been wiped off the value of global fixed-income markets over the past three weeks
13 May 2015 01:11 AM
So-called L-tips, which have become standard across Britain’s large quoted firms in recent decades, create “perverse incentives”
13 May 2015 01:10 AM
Niesr said growth over the quarter was 0.4 per cent, up from 0.3 per cent in the three months to March, suggesting a tentative bounce-back
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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- 4 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM