Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
10 April 2015 01:25 AM
Yields on three-year Greek sovereign debt slipped by more than 50 bps to 20% after Athens announcement
09 April 2015 12:54 AM
08 April 2015 05:02 PM
Ben Chu crunches the numbers behind the headline
08 April 2015 01:48 AM
The International Monetary Fund is coming around to the idea that the world is in the grip of an economic “secular stagnation”, meaning the living standards of future generations will be lower than previously expected and national debt burdens will be harder to reduce.
03 April 2015 01:27 AM
Four hundred jobs at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station construction site are to be axed, EDF announced yesterday.
01 April 2015 05:12 PM
We should be wary of assuming the views of the 103 signatories are representative of the views of the entire business community in the UK
01 April 2015 03:06 PM
The Treasury’s own forecaster, the Office for Budget Responsibility, estimates that Government’s austerity was a drag on GDP growth in these years
01 April 2015 01:30 AM
GDP growth in the final quarter of 2014 was revised up from 0.5 per cent to 0.6 per cent.
31 March 2015 02:33 AM
Greece’s fellow eurozone member states, including Germany, must approve the release of the remaining €7.2bn (£5.25bn) in bailout funds the country is expecting.
27 March 2015 06:25 PM
Over the next two weeks, Greece needs to pay €2bn in pensions and salaries
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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