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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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

Eurozone economy: The patient is stable, but that's not the same as being cured

The European Central Bank has helped avert economic catastrophe. But it can't perform miracles

Hamish McRae: Enthusiasm is sweeping through developed markets as companies rediscover their 'animal spirits'

Economic View: Maybe we should just be grateful that the corporate world is getting its mojo back

Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The suburbs are becoming uneasy as home-grown inequality turns the American Dream into the American nightmare

The very top income groups have done far better than middle and lower ones

There’s much to be said for normality in the US economy

Steady and solid growth – rather than boom and bust – shows a welcome return to stability

Hamish McRae: The Brics and the developed economies are all rebalancing. Over the next year the latter will probably come out on top

Economic View: The gap has narrowed between emerging markets and the US, UK, Japan and eurozone

The Government’s pensions overhaul could signal a return to a time when property wasn’t the major way for Britons to save

Until 1971, more people were renting than owning  – like Germany today

George Osborne presents his Budget to the House of Commons

This Budget makes George Osborne the Bismarck of our time

Not since the 1870s has there been such a shift. From now on, we will be responsible for our own pensions

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