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.
05 December 2013 06:04 PM
Osborne’s tone was reminiscent of the early years of Gordon Brown
Hamish McRae: As its population ages and inflation stalls, Europe is becoming more like Japan than it might like to admit
05 December 2013 12:00 AM
Economic View: The reason Japan stagnated is because it did not want to make structural reforms
01 December 2013 12:00 AM
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement should have good news on the deficit and employment – even if the national debt remains disturbingly high
Hamish McRae: Germany has got itself a new government, but how will it face the social challenges ahead?
27 November 2013 11:31 PM
The deal is a compromise, as it must be, and one that highlights sharply the tension within the country
26 November 2013 06:16 PM
The mood shifted when complex hedging products began to be sold
24 November 2013 12:00 AM
Britain was meant to have sunk by now – and the developed world along with it. But the good thing about the future is you don’t know what it will bring
23 November 2013 06:00 PM
Something to Declare
21 November 2013 11:30 PM
China’s reforms may be hidden in obscure language, but they will help propel its economy to the top of the global league
19 November 2013 07:23 PM
The shift in the one-child policy will have a profound social and economic effect
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
A rise is expected next year, making savers happy and plunging the heavily mortgaged into despair. But it also means a return to growth … in theory
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
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