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.
There are good reasons to pump the eurozone with money – but whether it will work, as quantitative easing did in the UK, is far from certain
02 September 2014 07:32 PM
The rationale for action is clear - growth has more or less stopped
07 August 2014 12:45 AM
Economic View: Those of us who thought that the amplitude of cycles was diminishing were proved spectacularly wrong
05 August 2014 06:23 PM
Regional self-governance would probably do a better job than our current over-centralised structures
03 August 2014 12:00 AM
Hamish McRae: US Inc is pretty chipper, but there will be a correction to the stock market before too long
31 July 2014 12:29 AM
Economic View: Don’t you love the way in the US people talk of earnings, whereas we here talk of profits?
29 July 2014 07:49 PM
This is not a new Cold War. These new upgraded, “phase three” economic sanctions will not suddenly bring Russia to its knees. But what they will do, coupled with Russia’s response to them, is make it impossible for Russia to escape the middle income trap – stop it from turning itself into a fully developed economy, with all the wealth and other benefits that western Europe enjoys, and its former satellites in eastern Europe are now acquiring.
29 July 2014 05:54 PM
Putin's desire to restore past glories of the Soviet Union will lead to economic failure
27 July 2014 12:00 AM
Hamish McRae: It’s not a question of if, but when... interest rates have been kept artificially low for long enough
24 July 2014 01:33 AM
Economic View: Monetary policy has become easier without the Bank of England doing anything
22 July 2014 07:58 PM
No one wants to be dependent on Russia. This is not sanctions. It is common sense
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