from Breakingviews:

Delhaize pays for sway in 25 bln euro Ahold combo

June 24, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Ahold-Delhaize is a 25 bln euro deal full of hope

May 11, 2015

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

from MacroScope:

Greece: A game of chicken

By Mike Peacock
January 19, 2015

Alexis Tsipras, opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party, looks on as he speaks during a party congress in Athens

With six days until elections, the polls have been remarkably steady in Greece, giving anti-bailout Syriza a narrow but consistent lead that suggests this time next week it will be the largest party in parliament with a mandate to form a coalition government.

from MacroScope:

Volatility back with a bang

By Mike Peacock
January 16, 2015

The logo of the SNB is seen at the entrance of the SNB in Bern

Volatility is back with a bang.

The Swiss franc leapt by an unprecedented 40 percent at one point after the Swiss National Bank scrapped its currency cap out of the blue. Oil may have bounced but it’s still down the thick end of 60 percent since mid-2014, dragging the rouble and other oil-producer currencies with it. Copper, generally a barometer of world industrial demand, is barely finding its feet after plunging this week.

from Breakingviews:

SABMiller has fight to justify heady share price

November 13, 2014

By Robert Cole

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

from Photographers' Blog:

Moving a hospital

October 22, 2014

Charleroi, Belgium
By Yves Herman

This was a very unusual move - an entire hospital. Patients and equipment were transferred from the Old Civil Hospital in Charleroi to a new building a few miles away. It was also a race against time, as the whole operation had to be completed within a weekend.

from MacroScope:

EU cuts off Russian banks, puts ball in Moscow’s court

By Mike Peacock
July 30, 2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia

True to its word, the EU agreed sweeping sanctions on Russia yesterday, targeting trade in equipment for the defence and oil sectors and, most crucially, barring Russia’s state-run banks from accessing European capital markets. The measures will be imposed this week and will last for a year initially with three monthly reviews allowing them to be toughened if necessary.

from The Great Debate UK:

Why Antwerp is under threat as the world’s diamond trading centre

By Guest Contributor
May 27, 2014

--Vashi Dominguez is the founder of Vashi.com. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from Photographers' Blog:

Afghan refugees – Seeking sanctuary

February 27, 2014

Brussels, Belgium

By Francois Lenoir

It was a cold, wet morning when I passed through the doors of the Church of Saint John the Baptist at the Beguinage, a grand 17th century building in the center of Brussels.

from Photographers' Blog:

Squatting in Brussels

September 19, 2013

Brussels, Belgium

By Yves Herman

Once a church and convent, the “Gesu squat” is a huge building which has long been home to an eclectic group of residents.