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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Britain is second only to the United States in the proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is consumed, 66 per cent of GDP against 73 per cent in the States

There’s one thing we Brits still lead the world at...

... online shopping; and at shopping in general we come second only to the US. It’s just a shame we don’t buy pensions much

Hamish McRae: The big question now is to what extent global equity prices are dependent on QE and monetary policy

Economic View: The UK may be the first major country to increase interest rates

Despite the economic misery of the last five years, Europe remains a success story…as Malta’s passport sale clearly demonstrates

Now the target is human capital – clever, talented and rich people

Carney is learning fast after his less than happy start

The governor is taking a judgement about the appropriate level of the price of a major asset class

Three-quarters of Britain’s active cranes are in London and the Home Counties

There's too much reliance on house prices for growth

As the market continues to improve at a rapid rate, consumers are spending more - but a sharp rise in interest rates could make the bubble burst again

Autumn Statement 2013: We need growth or the glimmer on the horizon will turn into a mirage

Osborne’s tone was reminiscent of the early years of Gordon Brown

Hamish McRae: As its population ages and inflation stalls, Europe is becoming more like Japan than it might like to admit

Economic View: The reason Japan stagnated is because it did not want to make structural reforms

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

Things are looking up for the economy, but don't get too excited

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high

Hamish McRae: Germany has got itself a new government, but how will it face the social challenges ahead?

The deal is a compromise, as it must be, and one that highlights sharply the tension within the country

Banks used to have a duty of care. Perhaps post-RBS scandal, they can rediscover it

The mood shifted when complex hedging products began to be sold

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