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.
You can’t blame immigrants for wanting to go to a country as successful as Switzerland. So does it make sense to keep them out?
11 February 2014 06:03 PM
Democracy is democracy and the politicians have to do what the voters want
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
President Putin's willingness to blow $50bn on the Sochi Games shows a weakness shared by those other emerging markets: Brazil, India and China
08 February 2014 05:30 PM
Something to Declare
Hamish McRae: Now that the economy is moving decently, it is important policymakers do not muck things up
06 February 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: Better for the Bank to make an early start on the path to normality than move too late
Russia doesn’t seem to care that it has had to spend stupid money in order to host the Winter Olympics. Maybe it should
04 February 2014 06:30 PM
The Games are stunningly, ludicrously, absurdly expensive. To take a round figure they look like costing $50bn
02 February 2014 12:00 AM
Technology is improving our existence in ways that don't show up in the GDP figures, which is tricky for the politicians – but great for the rest of us
Hamish McRae: As Janet Yellen takes over at the Fed, her greatest challenge will be to nudge its policy back to normal
29 January 2014 10:19 PM
28 January 2014 05:44 PM
While these countries were growing so fast… we tended to ignore the warning signs
26 January 2014 12:00 AM
He can try to talk down sterling, but the Big Mac index, based on the cost of one of the world’s favourite fast food item, shows it’s just about right
Hamish McRae: Good job figures and bad growth or good growth and poor jobs - a transatlantic tale of two recoveries
23 January 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: In the past, there may have been more people working in the informal economy
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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