Hamish McRae

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.

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Greek exit from the EU could be imminent, for better or for worse

Greece could be to the euro what Northern Rock was to the banking crisis

The fall in the oil price will hit Russia hard, but is unlikely to personally affect the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin

Most pundits are wrong. The oil price fall is good news at last

The UK is a net importer, and lower costs are just what is needed to sustain and broaden the recovery

Hamish McRae: Fear factor? Let’s worry about stagnation rather than catastrophe

Economic View: We are not facing anything like as grave a crisis as we have twice in the past decade

Ringing the changes: BT has come a long way since the days of the General Post Office

BT's takeover of EE is a story about how we live now

BT's basic business of running wires into homes and businesses is hugely profitable

Economic forecasts are often wrong, but they are still needed

No one predicted the drop in oil prices, but that will not deter the current crop of crystal-ball gazers
Twitter could be used to improve public services, just as it does private

It's not just businesses that can benefit from embracing technology

The pressure will be on the next government to use this extraordinarily powerful tool

When it comes to our economy, neither East nor West is best

The eurozone may be 'the new Japan' but the UK isn't, and we won't become a mini-America either

Autumn Statement: If the Chancellor can’t predict the next six months, who knows what the deficit will be in five years?

Differences between the parties may not be great…. Whoever is running things, the squeeze must continue

As its economy collapses, Russia needs some help from its friends...

It turns out we need not have bothered with sanctions, for their impact has been marginal

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