Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
05 January 2015 10:44 AM
The currency fell to $1.1862 against the dollar before recovering slightly
05 January 2015 12:00 AM
Europe, destination for half of Britain’s exports, has weak sales prospects
02 January 2015 10:27 PM
Quindell declined to provide further details and stressed that the talks could come to nothing
02 January 2015 10:23 PM
Analysts said the public are likely to be borrowing more to fund consumption at a time when wage increases are still very weak
02 January 2015 01:09 AM
Exclusive: 60% of Britons want some form of government intervention
24 December 2014 12:01 AM
Analysts warn UK is vulnerable but strong US economy propels Dow through 18,000
22 December 2014 02:04 PM
Fleet Street’s top cartoonists have a similar view on Ed Miliband’s deficit reduction plans.
19 December 2014 12:49 AM
Vladimir Putin warned yesterday it could take Russia two years to emerge from its current economic crisis. What does that imply for Russia? And what knock-on effects could this have on the rest of the world?
18 December 2014 02:06 PM
Could Russia's economic problems hurt the rest of the world?
18 December 2014 12:28 PM
The Russian president Vladimir Putin warned today that it could take the country two years to emerge from its current crisis.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
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The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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