from Breakingviews:

Review: Some of what is wrong with economics

By Edward Chancellor
April 17, 2015

The response of the dismal scientists to their collective failure to anticipate the global financial crisis has been dispiriting. Economists have refused to set aside their abstruse models, even though these models failed to predict the economic catastrophe. During the boom years, almost all economists applauded Alan Greenspan’s easy money policy. After the bust, the same people continue to deny – in the face of common sense - that the low interest rates of Greenspan’s Federal Reserve were largely responsible for the debt bubble. In short, economics has failed to address its intellectual weaknesses.

from Breakingviews:

Grenada offers debt restructuring model for Greece

April 9, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Greece comes kicking and screaming to reform table

April 2, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a parliament session of Syriza party lawmakers at the Greek Parliament in Athens

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

from Hugo Dixon:

Tsipras needs rupture with far-left, not Brussels

By Hugo Dixon
March 30, 2015

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

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 Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Moderation in Atlanta

March 20, 2015

The Federal Reserve certainly confused investors on Wednesday. What with the "patience" brouhaha and the dot matrix of where the Fed expects rates to go, which takes into account the labor market, it will be a welcome relief to see a few Fed speakers come out and hopefully clarify what the central bank is thinking right now.

from Breakingviews:

Holcim can push for more in Lafarge tie-up

March 13, 2015

By Quentin Webb

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

from Hugo Dixon:

Greece has no good Plan Bs

By Hugo Dixon
March 9, 2015

Greece has no good Plan Bs. Its only rational course of action is to work with its euro zone creditors to reform its economy.

from Breakingviews:

Kaisa haircut is bad omen for China property debt

March 9, 2015

By Peter Thal Larsen

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

from MacroScope:

Eurozone awaits Greek reform list

By Mike Peacock
February 23, 2015

Greece's PM Tsipras addresses a news conference after an EU leaders summit in Brussels

A Greek deal has been pulled from the fire at the last moment. The country’s bailout programme will be extended for four months averting a potential cash crunch in March that could have forced the country out of the currency area.