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.
01 March 2014 07:16 PM
The forthcoming Budget can be seen as a template into which the next government must fit its plans; and the numbers are pretty depressing
Hamish McRae: Ukraine lags far behind even the poorest European state but there is a way forward to a wealthy future
27 February 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: The EU takes over a quarter of Ukraine's exports, but it could be so much more
Angela Merkel will be welcomed with full honours tomorrow, and for good reason: our two countries need each other
25 February 2014 06:02 PM
Germany exemplifies economic virtue and we exemplify economic vice
23 February 2014 12:00 AM
The red carpet will be rolled out for the German Chancellor's visit this week; the two European leaders have a lot they could learn from each other
Hamish McRae: The job statistics reveal a wealth of societal trends. What they don’t tell is what motivates these changes
20 February 2014 01:41 AM
Longer-term trends have speeded up. Hard times have made people resourceful
18 February 2014 06:27 PM
The real story behind sterling’s recovery and the improved inflation figures
16 February 2014 12:00 AM
Whatever the storms' effect on economic output, people will feel worse off. The message for politicians is that living standards matter more than GDP
Hamish McRae: The Governor of the Bank of England has no idea what interest rates will need to be in three years' time
13 February 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: If we get three years of above-trend growth we are going to feel pretty chipper
You can’t blame immigrants for wanting to go to a country as successful as Switzerland. So does it make sense to keep them out?
11 February 2014 06:03 PM
Democracy is democracy and the politicians have to do what the voters want
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
President Putin's willingness to blow $50bn on the Sochi Games shows a weakness shared by those other emerging markets: Brazil, India and China
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
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