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Ben Chu

Ben Chu has been economics editor of The Independent since 2011. Previously he was the chief leader writer. He is also the author of ‘Chinese Whispers: Why Everything You’ve Heard About China is Wrong’, published in 2013

Eurozone growth now at slowest pace in four years, surveys show

The composite Purchasing Managers' Index slumped to 51.3 in December, the weakest reading since November 2014

Disorderly Brexit could force up UK shopping bills by 10% warns BoE

Carney said that a sharp fall in the pound would have a knockon impact for grocery prices

UK manufacturing 'lacklustre' in November as Brexit

The Purchasing Managers’ Index in the month showed a weakening of export orders and optimism among firms slumped to a 27-month low