from Breakingviews:

Facebook’s next goal: crack the Socialist network

December 11, 2014

By Katrina Hamlin

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

from Breakingviews:

China on the horns of a volatility dilemma

December 10, 2014

By John Foley

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

from Breakingviews:

Haitong’s global ambitions start from low base

December 9, 2014

By Peter Thal Larsen

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

from Breakingviews:

China stocks take turn on monetary merry-go-round

December 4, 2014

By John Foley 

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

from Breakingviews:

China’s invisible tycoon centre stage in Wanda IPO

December 2, 2014

By John Foley

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

from Breakingviews:

China index: Pick-up is more nurture than nature

December 2, 2014

By Katrina Hamlin

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

from MacroScope:

Italy’s budget progresses as Brussels watches

By Mike Peacock
December 1, 2014

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Italy's lower house approved Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's tax-cutting 2015 budget on Sunday. It will now move on to the Senate, where it must be passed by the end of the year. The budget is at the centre of a tussle with the European Commission, which says it does not do enough to reduce the country's huge public debt.

from Breakingviews:

China’s deposit guarantee is really the opposite

December 1, 2014

By John Foley

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

from Anatole Kaletsky:

Stock markets set to take off as Europe, Asia abandon austerity

By Anatole Kaletsky
November 28, 2014

A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo

The Great Divergence is a term coined by economic historians to explain the sudden acceleration of growth and technology in Europe from the 16th century onward, while other civilizations such as China, India, Japan and Persia remained in their pre-modern state. This phrase has recently acquired a very different meaning, however,  more relevant to global economic and financial conditions today.

from Breakingviews:

China’s offshore empires go from help to headache

November 25, 2014

By John Foley

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