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.
Hamish McRae: The economy is growing and shares have hit a 14-year high... but interest rates are to stay at 0.5% until late next year. Why?
15 May 2014 12:00 AM
11 May 2014 12:00 AM
When housing bubbles burst, misery results. Prudential curbs on lending must be introduced now to cool an overheated market
08 May 2014 12:00 AM
04 May 2014 12:00 AM
01 May 2014 12:29 AM
It is the world’s largest importer of raw materials and the biggest importer of oil
A huge UK-based company is the subject of a takeover by an even bigger US-based company. Should we be worried?
29 April 2014 06:55 PM
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
27 April 2014 12:00 AM
Hamish McRae: Here's hoping that Britain's economy has the capacity to keep boosting output for some time to come
24 April 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: Not only is headline unemployment coming down but vacancy rates are rising
22 April 2014 06:52 PM
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?
22 April 2014 06:49 PM
In a world of confusion, sterling-denominated assets don’t look too bad
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream