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 economy is growing and shares have hit a 14-year high... but interest rates are to stay at 0.5% until late next year. Why?
15 May 2014 12:00 AM
11 May 2014 12:00 AM
When housing bubbles burst, misery results. Prudential curbs on lending must be introduced now to cool an overheated market
08 May 2014 12:00 AM
04 May 2014 12:00 AM
01 May 2014 12:29 AM
It is the world’s largest importer of raw materials and the biggest importer of oil
A huge UK-based company is the subject of a takeover by an even bigger US-based company. Should we be worried?
29 April 2014 06:55 PM
If the Pfizer deal goes through, this isn't just yet another story of a British company selling out to a foreign one. It's about tax, too
27 April 2014 12:00 AM
Hamish McRae: Here's hoping that Britain's economy has the capacity to keep boosting output for some time to come
24 April 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: Not only is headline unemployment coming down but vacancy rates are rising
22 April 2014 06:52 PM
The EU, reasonably enough you might think, wants to cut emissions even further
A strong pound is good news if you like to travel. But what does it mean for our companies and overheated housing market?
22 April 2014 06:49 PM
In a world of confusion, sterling-denominated assets don’t look too bad
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
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- 4 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...