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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Whatever his failings, Branson is a role model for entrepreneurs

In the wake of the Virgin Galactic crash, there's a reason why his pioneering brand looks set to survive

Mind the gap! The job is only half done, so there is fiscal pain ahead

Depressingly, our political leaders are not discussing the looming tax and deficit figures with any honesty

Hamish McRae: Despite the danger of deflation, cheaper energy is a bonus to the world

Economic View: As so often in economics, a plus may, in the short term at least, seem a minus 

US midterm elections: Political gridlock will continue, but the economy recovers nonetheless

Federal reserve action and the fracking revolution have helped President Obama lead a faster economic recovery than the rest of the west

Tesco must adapt or go under, but it’s hard for a super-tanker to change course

Why Tesco's troubles will have a long shelf-life

The once mighty supermarket has stumbled into a new  retail landscape in which the old rules no longer apply

Saudi Arabia’s oil production looks set to be overtaken by the United States within a couple of years. It may have already happened

Hamish McRae: The US oil boom is helping to power global growth but we don’t know how sustainable it will be

Economic View: Falling energy prices boost growth in consuming countries. We can feel that here in the UK

The baffling world of economic stats, where drug dealing counts towards GDP but working in a charity shop doesn’t

The economy was larger than previously thought. The recession not as bad as estimated

Remember the 'fiscal cliff'? Well, it seems the US has scaled it

If you're large, flexible and inventive, you can get away with some massive economic mistakes

Now’s the time to get the public finances in order so the next recession won’t hurt as much as the last one

The house price boom really cannot continue and interest rates will inevitably rise

Now back to the big question: what's wrong with the eurozone?

There are worrying forecasts that the entire bloc will show barely any growth for the next five years

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