Hamish McRae

One of the country’s most respected financial journalists and commentators Hamish McRae is an associate editor of The Independent. He was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year 2006 at the British Press Awards.

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Ballot papers are prepared for the Greek referendum on whether to accept bailout conditions

If EU can't restore prosperity to Europe, it's finished

The infuriating thing about Europe's current underperformance is that it ought to be doing so much better

Greece crisis: It needs another economic miracle – and it could happen

It's not for me to say how Greeks should vote, but would more austerity really be in their best interests?

A protester shouts slogans during a pro-European demonstration in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. Greece's international lenders raised hopes for a vital bailout agreement to save Athens from default and a possible euro exit, despite warning no deal was likely at an emergency summit

Greece crisis: Good government can be learned – let’s start with our neighbours

Fewer workers to pay more retirees’ pensions is a potential catastrophe facing much  of continental Europe

Greece could still have a role in a multi-speed Europe

It's not more political union the EU needs to survive, but more economic success – and some common sense

Graffiti in Athens takes a dim view of Angela Merkel and the euro; Greece is now back in recession

If Greece can wreck it, how strong was euro in the first place?

Leaving the euro would be a much better option for Greece. But politics points in one direction, economics in another

Rates will rise soon, but what happens next is anyone's guess

We've had near-free money for so long that we have forgotten what the 'old normal' was like

All the G7 countries, with the exception of Japan, have put de facto curbs on deficit spending
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