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.
18 January 2014 06:10 PM
Whatever the leaders gathering at the Swiss ski resort say to reporters, to really understand the strength of the recovery, we need to follow the money
Hamish McRae: There has always been tension between France and the UK – but we face the same practical difficulties
16 January 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: The only comparable region in terms of overall spending is Scandinavia
14 January 2014 06:23 PM
To some Kentuckians, this takeover may be a source of sadness. It shouldn't be: the booze business exemplifies a global trend more clearly than any other
France was described as the ‘sick man of Europe’ in the past but returned to health when a Socialist President changed his policies
14 January 2014 06:02 PM
The parallels between the François then and the François now are uncanny
12 January 2014 12:00 AM
The upturn is a strange beast, with patchy strength and a tendency to hide from some of us. Still, the good news is that it seems to be here to stay
Hamish McRae: From the Brics to the Mints, is it time to take a new look at the emerging markets' success story?
09 January 2014 12:00 AM
Economic View: The developed world is now performing rather better and is producing good returns
07 January 2014 05:40 PM
Even two more years of decent growth will not close the gap in the public finances
07 January 2014 05:39 PM
The new head of the US Federal Reserve has been through four full economic cycles in her career as a professional economist
05 January 2014 12:00 AM
A week in Washington has convinced me that the economy there has turned the corner. Interest rates are rising, which means that ours will surely follow
28 December 2013 12:00 AM
An uneven recovery began to strengthen. The US, despite having to cope with feuding over its budget, seems to have sped up
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
- 2 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'