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.
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
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
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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