from MacroScope:

When Mario met Jean-Claude

By Mike Peacock
August 6, 2014

European Central Bank President Draghi and Eurogroup President -Juncker talk during a news conference in Nicosia, Cyprus

A day before the European Central Bank’s monthly policy meeting, ECB President Mario Draghi will travel to Luxembourg for talks with incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Oh to be a fly on the wall.

from Breakingviews:

Malaysia Airlines plight points to riskier world

July 18, 2014

By Una Galani

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

from Data Dive:

Charting the Malaysian airliner disappearance

March 10, 2014

For the third day, search and rescue operations from 10 different countries failed to find any trace of the missing Malaysian plane that disappeared about an hour into a flight to Beijing. Here's a map of the plane's last known location: 

from Stories I’d like to see:

Picking government contractors, high-flying Dubai, and a dubious drug on the market

By Steven Brill
November 26, 2013

1. Who picks the contractors?

In the wake of the failed launch of Healthcare.gov there has been some spectacular insider coverage, particularly by the Washington Post and New York Times, of the failure of the private contractors to deliver what they promised when they won the assignments to build the federal insurance exchange. But while there has been some mention of problems with the contract procurement process itself (focusing on the notion that in Washington the IT providers who win the contracts are better at winning IT contracts than at doing cutting-edge IT), one piece of the story has so far been missing: Who actually decided to award the Healthcare.gov contract to CGI and the others who shared the work? And on exactly what basis?

from Breakingviews:

EasyJet’s growth will get harder to replicate

November 19, 2013

By Olaf Storbeck

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

from Breakingviews:

Ryanair shares still expensive despite rapid descent

November 4, 2013

By Olaf Storbeck

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

from Breakingviews:

Cathay-Qantas spat to clear cloudy Hong Kong skies

October 11, 2013

By Robyn Mak

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

from The Great Debate:

Why airline mergers are inevitable

By Samina Karim
October 9, 2013

The American Airlines/US Airways merger talks are on hold due to the ongoing antitrust trial led by the Department of Justice. The D.O.J. is concerned, from the perspective of protecting consumers’ interests, that the resulting airline would have too much market power in many of its locations. Though this is true (assuming nothing about the airlines’ business was changed and no assets were divested), the underlying issues are broader than that.

from Global Investing:

Turkey: ceasefire with PKK may bring economic gains

By Reuters Staff
April 15, 2013

Turkey's ceasefire last month with the Kurdish militant group PKK could boost its trade partnerships multilaterally, as increasing prospects for stability in the region bring economic opportunities in the Middle East and Africa.

from Stories I’d like to see:

Congress’s friendly skies, and battle of the dumb lawyers

By Steven Brill
March 12, 2013

1.   Air Congress:

As a snowstorm threatened Washington, D.C., last Wednesday night, there were TV news reports showing members of the House hustling down the Capitol steps so they could get to the airport to catch flights home. This reminded me of something I’ve been curious about for a while.