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: As Janet Yellen takes over at the Fed, her greatest challenge will be to nudge its policy back to normal
29 January 2014 10:19 PM
28 January 2014 05:44 PM
While these countries were growing so fast… we tended to ignore the warning signs
26 January 2014 12:00 AM
He can try to talk down sterling, but the Big Mac index, based on the cost of one of the world’s favourite fast food item, shows it’s just about right
Hamish McRae: Good job figures and bad growth or good growth and poor jobs - a transatlantic tale of two recoveries
23 January 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: In the past, there may have been more people working in the informal economy
21 January 2014 06:48 PM
The auto market is both a symbol of recovery and a driver of it
21 January 2014 06:39 PM
In the UK, it is ‘fat cats’; here in the US, it is Wall Street versus Main Street
18 January 2014 06:10 PM
Whatever the leaders gathering at the Swiss ski resort say to reporters, to really understand the strength of the recovery, we need to follow the money
Hamish McRae: There has always been tension between France and the UK – but we face the same practical difficulties
16 January 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: The only comparable region in terms of overall spending is Scandinavia
14 January 2014 06:23 PM
To some Kentuckians, this takeover may be a source of sadness. It shouldn't be: the booze business exemplifies a global trend more clearly than any other
France was described as the ‘sick man of Europe’ in the past but returned to health when a Socialist President changed his policies
14 January 2014 06:02 PM
The parallels between the François then and the François now are uncanny
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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