from Breakingviews:

Philips earns credibility with lighting selloff

March 31, 2015

By Dominic Elliott

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

from Breakingviews:

China housing rescue uses right tool for wrong job

March 31, 2015

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

from The Great Debate:

This drug, banned in Europe, Russia and China, may be in your lunch

By Wayne Pacelle
March 31, 2015

A dairy cow peers out from behind a fence in Chino, California

A cow peers out from behind a fence in a file photo. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

If you eat meat in any country in the European Union, or even in China or Russia, you don’t have to worry about getting a dash of ractopamine with your pork or beef. All these nations ban the use of the growth-promoting drug.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Pirelli flirts with joke version of hell

March 26, 2015

Pirelli tyres are pictured in a tyre specialist center in Turin

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

from Breakingviews:

ZTE’s turnaround not as impressive up close

March 26, 2015

ZTE smartphones Grand Memo Lite (L) and Grand S are displayed during a news conference in Taipei October 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

ZTE smartphones Grand Memo Lite (L) and Grand S are displayed during a news conference in Taipei October 12, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

from Breakingviews:

Good news: China’s bad debts are on the rise

March 25, 2015

A bank clerk counts Chinese yuan banknotes at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei, Anhui province, June 8, 2012.  REUTERS/Stringer

A bank clerk counts Chinese yuan banknotes at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei, Anhui province, June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba deal spree strains its financial strength

March 24, 2015

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma reacts while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma reacts while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

from MacroScope:

Currency concerns everywhere

By Mike Peacock
March 24, 2015

A bureau de change operator counts U.S. currency notes in Abuja

Currency concerns in the central banking world have come to the fore again.

Sweden cut interest rates further into negative territory out of the blue last week, fearing its strong currency will engender deflation. The Swiss National Bank said it would aim to weaken what it sees as a "significantly overvalued" franc. And the Bank of England flagged the risk that sterling could strengthen further and leave inflation below target for longer.

from The Great Debate:

Allies of convenience: China’s Xi Jinping’s just not that into Vladimir Putin

By William Johnson
March 24, 2015

Russia's President Putin walks past China's President Xi during APEC forum in Beijing

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) walks past China's President Xi Jinping during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon RTR4DN94

from Breakingviews:

Tronchetti and China pitch Pirelli price cleverly

March 23, 2015

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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