Ben Chu

Ben Chu is The Independent's Deputy Business Editor and economics writer. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.

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Mark Carney used the Mansion House speech to launch a wave of measures to clean up the City

Mark Carney failed to consult Bank of England experts over RBS

Exclusive: Governor backed Tory plans to sell shares without taking proposals to key committees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused creditors of ‘pillaging’ his country

Greece could be forced to lock down savers’ cash as debt crisis worsens

Athens could impose capital controls, limiting the amount that savers can withdraw from their accounts and curbing transfers of money overseas

Greece has only a few days left to unlock the €7.2bn (£5.2bn) in bailout funds it needs to avoid a catastrophic debt default

Greece crisis: Athens poised on the verge of catastrophic debt default as bailout talks collapse

The country could become the first to crash out of the Euro

Greece must repay €1.6bn to the IMF on 30 June or find itself in a technical sovereign default

Is Europe really safe in the event of a Grexit?

The country's room to manoeuvre really is almost gone

The Union flag and the European Union flag fly outside Europe House, in London

Britain's debt status put on notice by S&P over EU referendum

S&P is the only agency that still has the UK pegged as an AAA borrower

Supporters of the union PAME take part in an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square, Athens, in protest against the reforms demanded by Greece’s creditors

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: Greek fears rock markets

Stocks and bonds sold off as EU officials discuss worst-case scenario

President of the European Council Donald Tusk: 'There’s no more time for gambling. The day is coming, I’m afraid, where someone says the game is over'

Greece crisis: IMF walks out of creditor negotiations dramatically

The president of the European Council has issued a stark warning to Athens that 'there is no more time for gambling'

Former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin has so far endured no legal or regulatory sanction for the role he played in the near death of the bank

From bailout to sale: RBS’s traumatic seven years

The Chancellor has announced plans to start selling the Government’s stake in RBS - but how exactly did we get to this point?

Two-thirds of North Sea oil and gas industry operators have been forced to cancel projects because of the recent fall in oil price

Tax take from North Sea oil to dry up after global price slump

The change underlines how the seismic shift in the global energy markets will affect the UK’s public finances and pose a serious challenge to the SNP

Mansion House speech - Mark Carney tells City of London: 'The age of irresponsibility is over'

Speaking at the annual Mansion House dinner, he unveiled a host of new sanctions and procedures designed to cleanse financial markets

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