Hamish McRae: The big question now is to what extent global equity prices are dependent on QE and monetary policy

Economic View: The UK may be the first major country to increase interest rates

Hamish McRae: As its population ages and inflation stalls, Europe is becoming more like Japan than it might like to admit

Economic View: The reason Japan stagnated is because it did not want to make structural reforms

Hamish McRae: The costs of the Bank of England's ultra-loose monetary policy have come to outweigh the benefits

Economic View: We all know rates have to go up. The issue is if it would be better to make an early start

Hamish McRae: The Italians and Americans are hardly in a position to lecture Germany on how to run its economy

Economic View: Eventually there will have to be some kind of split in the eurozone

Hamish McRae: Restraint in the banks means no cheap money – but is that such a bad thing?

For 2005, funding is very constrained; for, say, 1965, funding is pretty normal

Hamish McRae: Confidence is returning, but what happens when things get too hot?

Economic View: Monetary policy has not been well-judged. We could and should have done better

Hamish McRae: Bricks, Bric and risk are changes to come from the US debt crisis

Economic View: Over the next few years investors will seek to shift to real assets rather than financial ones

Hamish McRae: We created a climate where the poor just got poorer – ain't that a shame?

Ecnomic View: Those in power etween 2000 and 2008 should see what their policies did to living standards

Hamish McRae: Short-term fix over US debts could undermine long-term solutions

Economic View: Americans are paying for a government that is only about four-fifths the size of the present one

The UK is definitely recovering but we simply don't know if it will last

Economic View: It is not only boring snoring to go around saying there is no recovery. It is plain wrong

Hamish McRae: Rise in money supply indicates UK growth but can also signal inflation

Economic View: If Help to Buy distorts one section of the economy, QE distorts the whole thing

Hamish McRae: With political calamities piling up, why are markets so keen on the US?

There is one concern that even optimists need to acknowledge. The US may, indeed, default

Hamish McRae: And now it's time to get out my crystal ball

Economic View

Hamish McRae: When the money taps are turned off, the scramble to recovery will begin

Economic View: The world ought to have several years of decent cyclical growth until the next recession

Hamish McRae: Education and financial services can give UK an edge over rivals

Economic view: The great brand names of Europe have a powerful lure throughout the emerging world
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