Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
15 January 2015 01:07 AM
The price of the metal slumped 6 per cent on the London Metal Exchange to $5,500 a tonne at one point
13 January 2015 06:18 PM
Amid plunging fuel costs consumer price index grew by 0.5 per cent in 2014
13 January 2015 12:07 AM
The UK oil industry is increasing pressure on the Chancellor to cut taxes on the North Sea oil industry in the March Budget
12 January 2015 02:06 PM
Something doesn’t make sense about the Liberal Democrats' objection to the Tories' planned spending cuts in the next Parliament
10 January 2015 01:03 AM
The UK economy came off the boil late last year but oil prices should rev up the engine again, says National Institute of Economic and Social Research
09 January 2015 01:26 AM
The Bank of England is likely to be asked to target a new inflation measure after an independent review commissioned by the UK Statistics Authority yesterday recommended scrapping the consumer prices index (CPI) as the headline gauge of rises in the cost of living.
08 January 2015 03:08 PM
Official UK Statistics Authority review recommends Office for National Statistics moving to new headline index that includes housing costs
07 January 2015 02:14 PM
The fall, largely driven by a tumbling oil price, was worse than the 0.1 per cent decline expected by economists
07 January 2015 01:55 AM
Newly released minutes of the Bank's Court meetings reveal some fascinating Threadneedle Street rows and misjudgements
06 January 2015 05:19 PM
Commons Treasury Committee's Tyrie attacks Bank of England's Court for performance during the global financial crisis
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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