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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A huge UK-based company is the subject of a takeover by an even bigger US-based company. Should we be worried?

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

Although London companies are optimistic, Londoners aren't

If we're all our own bosses, we might get stroppy with it

The rise in entrepreneurship is to be welcomed, and it may make us more demanding of our politicians

Hamish McRae: Here's hoping that Britain's economy has the capacity to keep boosting output for some time to come

Economic View: Not only is headline unemployment coming down but vacancy rates are rising

Common sense and cars don’t always mix

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?

In a world of confusion, sterling-denominated assets don’t look too bad

Trustee savings banks had promoted the idea of saving

Lord Myners quits the Co-op: It's not who owns a company that matters – but how it's run

We are unlikely to create a new Co-op or set of mutuals, but the spirit they embody should be saved

Hamish McRae: Money tightening takes centre stage as danger looms that the Bank of England may repeat previous mistakes

Economic View: Maybe electorates actually want moderate fiscal and monetary policies

This is not the end of Greece’s misery – but it is a turning point

So Greece is returning to the markets to borrow money. The investors who lost big on their bond holdings at the peak of the crisis four years ago will doubtless be more careful this time.

Our economy is bigger and we are saving more, but look behind the stats

But this is just a result of a change in the way the ONS measures things

Michael D Higgins' UK visit: Milestone in politics to coincide with a milestone in economics

Higgins' visit comes at a time when Ireland's economy is at last creating jobs in solid numbers

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