Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
03 April 2014 12:00 AM
London house prices shot up by a further 5 per cent in the first three months of 2014, prompting new fears of a property bubble in the capital.
02 April 2014 12:00 AM
The chief executive of Heathrow airport announced yesterday that he is to step down later this year. Colin Matthews, who has been chief executive of Europe's busiest airport for six years, said he would remain in post until its new Terminal 2, the Queen's Terminal, opens in June.
31 March 2014 06:29 PM
This pledge owes rather more to political than economic logic
29 March 2014 01:44 AM
Britain’s current account balloons to its highest level since 1989 as income earned on foreign investments slumps
28 March 2014 12:23 AM
The economic world is changing rapidly and we need to shift our focus from income to assets
26 March 2014 12:00 AM
Inflation has dipped to a new, four-year low, easing the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates and increasing the likelihood of real wages turning positive in the coming months.
22 March 2014 02:05 AM
The latest public borrowing figures showed the Government remains on course to reduce the deficit over this financial year, but analysts have also warned that they underline the scale of the fiscal challenge still facing George Osborne.
20 March 2014 08:57 PM
We don’t mind if people near retirement blow savings on fast cars, says policy reformer – as IFS warns there will be losers
19 March 2014 10:53 PM
Three months ago George Osborne's watchdog had to move at the speed of a whippet. Robert Chote's team at the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) was compelled to make some chunky revisions to its economic forecasts of nine months earlier. Like the rest of the forecasting community, the OBR did not see last year's sharp recovery coming. This time around, though, the OBR has not needed to be so radical.
19 March 2014 12:00 AM
Personnel overhaul sees two new deputies installed, including the IMF's 'Manouche'
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