from Edward Hadas:

Greece, China and financial failure

By Edward Hadas
July 15, 2015

When an economy goes wrong, look for a financial problem. That’s the lesson from the seemingly endless Greek crisis and the boom and recent bust in Chinese stocks.

from Breakingviews:

China GDP surprise leaves central bank on the hook

July 15, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Micron would be a less-than-fab deal for China

July 14, 2015

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

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

What a Week!

July 10, 2015

The desire for the weekend would normally be among the motivating factors for hoping for a quiet day on Friday, particularly after the week the markets have endured - China continuing to melt down, Greece getting ready to go down the rabbit hole, the NYSE experiencing a three-hour halt as a result of a software update - if only the weekend didn't pose its own special danger. And before that, Janet Yellen stands in the way too, so the relief won't come for investors until that's done.

from Breakingviews:

What was lost in China’s stock market slide

July 10, 2015

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

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Selloffs Can’t Happen When Markets Are Closed

July 9, 2015

One lesson the Chinese have figured out in the last few days, and the same goes for whatever squirrel chewed through the wires at the NYSE to cause a three-hour trading halt, is that markets can’t go down when they’re closed.

from Breakingviews:

Trade halts add to China’s Potemkin market problem

July 9, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

China market slide turns brokers into policy tools

July 8, 2015

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

from The Great Debate:

Why Russia’s turn to China is a mirage

By Björn Düben
July 8, 2015

Russia's President Putin welcomes China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at Kremlin in Moscow

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

All the Stock in China

July 7, 2015

As the overnight session reveals, the true measure of the efforts by Chinese authorities to backstop their equity market was able to be seen in the performance of U.S.-traded shares of Chinese companies, particularly the small-cap names.