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: 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
13 April 2014 12:00 AM
We are unlikely to create a new Co-op or set of mutuals, but the spirit they embody should be saved
Hamish McRae: Money tightening takes centre stage as danger looms that the Bank of England may repeat previous mistakes
10 April 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: Maybe electorates actually want moderate fiscal and monetary policies
09 April 2014 07:41 PM
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.
08 April 2014 06:31 PM
But this is just a result of a change in the way the ONS measures things
08 April 2014 05:42 PM
Higgins' visit comes at a time when Ireland's economy is at last creating jobs in solid numbers
06 April 2014 12:00 AM
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'
03 April 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: Maybe we should just be grateful that the corporate world is getting its mojo back
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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