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.
Hamish McRae: After the recent bull run, it wouldn’t be surprising if there was a correction in the markets soon
10 July 2014 12:41 AM
Economic View: The central banks have printed shed-loads of money and it has to go somewhere
10 July 2014 01:00 AM
Maybe economics should not be billed as "the dismal science" after all. The expression was coined by the Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle more than 150 years ago. Since then there has been a huge explosion of wealth worldwide, but even now it is much easier to promote economic gloom than economic success – witness the appeal of the pretty dismal observations of Thomas Piketty. So Gerald Lyons's solid and convincingly optimistic perspective is a welcome counterpoint to the narrow concerns about both the overall decline of the West and the growing inequalities within the developed world.
08 July 2014 05:41 PM
France may have a number of valuable assets, but we have flexible economic policy
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
If a long period of growth underpins equities, does it automatically follow that bonds will be undermined?
26 June 2014 12:00 AM
24 June 2014 05:49 PM
In the age of social media, abuses of power can't stay hidden for long
22 June 2014 12:08 AM
The economy may be recovering but tax revenues aren’t. This is a mystery, with no happy ending
17 June 2014 06:07 PM
From Russia to Iraq, the demand for gas and oil is fuelling an increasingly violent global power struggle
Hamish McRae: Jobs are being created faster than at any time since records began – but wages, it seems, remain stubbornly low. What's going on?
12 June 2014 12:00 AM
10 June 2014 07:16 PM
The latest global wealth survey adds to Piketty – but with a twist
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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