from Breakingviews:

KKR’s First Data charges into tech-ier second life

July 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

IMF’s new head economist is imaginative realist

By Edward Hadas
July 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Does the Bank of England really follow the Fed?

July 21, 2015

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from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

A Fistful of Apples

July 21, 2015

The big Megillah of the market is out after the close, so naturally there will be a ton of scrutiny – and a ton of trading – surrounding Apple after the consumer electronics giant reports results and gives people an idea of how its signature iPhone and newcomer iWatch products are doing.

from The Great Debate:

What the latest presidential polls tell us – hint, it’s not who’s going to win

By Bill Schneider
July 21, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from Breakingviews:

China fatigued by debt as flexible yuan turns 10

July 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions here are his own.

China left the cloistered safety of its dollar peg exactly ten years ago, on July 21, 2005. It was a major step on the journey toward global economic preeminence, and a clear endorsement of market forces. That was then.

from James Saft:

Gold at low ebb, authorities in ascendance: James Saft

July 21, 2015

July 21 (Reuters) - If a rising price of gold is a negative
indicator of trust in the global financial system, then the
world's central bankers and policy makers are right now enjoying
a glittering authority.

from Breakingviews:

Pearson sale of FT could stick this time

By Guest Contributor
July 20, 2015

By Jennifer Saba

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

Netanyahu steered U.S. toward war with Iran – the result is a deal he hates

By Shibley Telhami
July 21, 2015

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu points to red line he drew on graphic of bomb used to represent Iran's nuclear program, in New York

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points to a red line he drew on the graphic of a bomb used to represent Iran's nuclear program as he addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

from Alison Frankel:

SEC stands by ad hoc rulemaking in State Street appeals brief

By Alison Frankel
July 20, 2015

Securities defense lawyers were surprised, and not in a good way, by a ruling last December in which the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in a 3-to-2 decision, found two former State Street executives liable for deceiving investors, even though the two had been cleared by an SEC in-house judge. That fact alone was disquieting for defendants, but even more so was that the commissioners used the State Street case as a vehicle to reinterpret antifraud provisions of the securities laws - and then to hold one of the executives, John Flannery, liable under the reinterpretation.