Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
26 November 2014 06:07 PM
There is enough in the latest statistical breakdowns for policymakers to remain cautious
26 November 2014 02:05 AM
The official statistics watchdog has warned the Treasury after letters were sent to 24 million people detailing how their taxes are spent.
26 November 2014 01:58 AM
Prices of the black stuff have fallen by 30 per cent in five months as global supply outstrips demand. Ben Chu answers the key questions, including which nations are set to gain or lose out
25 November 2014 02:40 PM
The official statistics watchdog has fired a warning shot across the bows of the Treasury over the controversial letters the Government has sent to 24 million people detailing how their taxes are spent.
24 November 2014 12:43 AM
Sir Philip Hampton, RBS’s chairman, said that contrary to testimony to MPs the bank’s restructuring unit was a profit centre
21 November 2014 11:30 AM
Over the first seven months of the financial year, cumulative state borrowing has been £64.1bn, up £3.7bn
20 November 2014 01:38 AM
Seven members voted to keep rates at 0.5%, while two voted for a hike to 0.75%.
18 November 2014 03:42 PM
Which groups have been penalised most by the Coalition's austerity measures?
17 November 2014 11:57 PM
Shinzo Abe spoke of ‘three arrows’ of reform but, as Ben Chu reports, his plan to slash the deficit nosedived, with a shock return to recession
17 November 2014 07:53 PM
Emmanuel Macron urges Berlin to allow European bailout pot to be use to fund European investment
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