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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Sir Martin could receive another £88m from the share scheme over the next two years

WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell hit by fresh shareholder revolt over £43m remuneration package

Around 22 per cent failed to back the £43m package for the chief executive and founder of the advertising and marketing conglomerate

Greece’s troubles continue

Greece bailout: 'Our patience is running out,' say European Union officials

Officials privately poured cold water on the Greek plans

Slowdown in UK economic growth was a 'blip', says CBI

The economy is picking up speed, despite the fact that GDP growth in the first three months of the year halved to 0.3%

Vodafone confirms talks with Liberty Global, but quashes talk of merger

Speculation about Vodafone’s future has intensified in the wake of a wave of consolidation in the telecoms sector this year

Alexis Tsipras and Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, failed to break the impasse of Greece’s debt crisis

Greece crisis: Investors lose nerve after repayment delayed

Greece became the first state since Zambia to delay a scheduled repayment to the IMF

Lloyds faces a record PPI-related fine for a single institution

Lloyds faces record £100m PPI penalty

The fine is a record for a PPI-related penalty for a single institution

George Osborne has unveiled an extra £3bn of departmental spending cuts for the current fiscal year

There has to be a limit on how far Tory cuts can go

Comparing a nation's economy to an ordinary household is foolish and dangerous

Tsipras will face an immense challenge in getting the proposals – which include labour market reforms, pension cuts and a demand for Greece to run primary budget surpluses

Greece bailout: Athens government grapples with final creditors offer

Greece is due to make a €300m (£220m) repayment to the IMF Friday

VAT and income tax takings in April have swelled the Treasury's coffers by more than expected

OECD tells George Osborne to ease up on public spending cuts plans

Respected think-tank calls on Chancellor to spread pain over Parliament

Greece crisis: Creditors offer nation 'take-it-or-leave-it' bailout deal

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras vows not to be dictated to and responds with his own 'realistic' plan

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