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.
22 July 2014 07:58 PM
No one wants to be dependent on Russia. This is not sanctions. It is common sense
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
Hamish McRae: The Brics are banking on a rather old-fashioned idea to challenge US and Western dominance
17 July 2014 01:42 AM
Economic View: Is the new bank likely to be of much use? The emerging countries have done pretty well without it
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
Hamish McRae: After the recent bull run, it wouldn’t be surprising if there was a correction in the markets soon
10 July 2014 12:41 AM
Economic View: The central banks have printed shed-loads of money and it has to go somewhere
10 July 2014 12:00 AM
Maybe economics should not be billed as "the dismal science" after all. The expression was coined by the Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle more than 150 years ago. Since then there has been a huge explosion of wealth worldwide, but even now it is much easier to promote economic gloom than economic success – witness the appeal of the pretty dismal observations of Thomas Piketty. So Gerald Lyons's solid and convincingly optimistic perspective is a welcome counterpoint to the narrow concerns about both the overall decline of the West and the growing inequalities within the developed world.
08 July 2014 05:41 PM
France may have a number of valuable assets, but we have flexible economic policy
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
If a long period of growth underpins equities, does it automatically follow that bonds will be undermined?
26 June 2014 12:00 AM
24 June 2014 05:49 PM
In the age of social media, abuses of power can't stay hidden for long
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more