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: The Brics are banking on a rather old-fashioned idea to challenge US and Western dominance
17 July 2014 01:42 AM
Economic View: Is the new bank likely to be of much use? The emerging countries have done pretty well without it
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
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 12:00 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
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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