Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
03 December 2013 05:24 PM
We should be wary of looking at these latest Pisa rankings and assuming the Chinese education system is the most impressive in the world
03 December 2013 10:58 AM
China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and Australia among top five countries using the yuan to finance trade
03 December 2013 12:00 AM
The Prime Minister is leading the largest ever trade delegation to China. But what value do these junkets really deliver?
02 December 2013 10:39 AM
Manufacturers are working at their fastest pace in more than two and a half years, according to the latest survey snapshot of the sector.
01 December 2013 12:00 AM
Never mind Mark Carney. The Bank of England's executive director of financial stability is the one to watch. For a start, he agrees with the 'Occupy' movement... Ben Chu meets Andy Haldane
29 November 2013 06:56 PM
Advocates claim the fast-rising digital currency has the potential to liberate the global economy. In the week it topped $1,000 on one exchange, Ben Chu examines whether the bitcoin really has the clout to shape our financial future
28 November 2013 05:01 PM
FLS will focus solely on boosting loans to businesses from 2014
27 November 2013 11:59 PM
Retailers were nervous about their Christmas trading prospects on Wednesday night as a survey showed an unexpected drop in shopper numbers this month.
27 November 2013 12:00 AM
Clear signal of intent from Bank Governor is victory for fans of tougher oversight
21 November 2013 11:30 PM
Side effect of property scheme is £400m gain in stamp duty this month
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
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