from The Great Debate:

Despite pending referendum, UK is not European Union’s weakest link

April 1, 2016

A model presents a creation made with chocolate by designer Wang Jingzhi and Maitre Chocolatier Roberto Rinaldini during the international exhibition of chocolate "Salon du Chocolat" in Milan, Italy, February 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A model presents a creation made with chocolate by designer Wang Jingzhi and Maitre Chocolatier Roberto Rinaldini during the international exhibition of chocolate "Salon du Chocolat" in Milan, Italy, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

from The Great Debate:

Europe declared peace while the world was still at war

March 24, 2016

Rescue workers treat victims at the airport, in this image taken from television video, after a blast in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/RTL Belgium via Reuters TV

Rescue workers treat victims at the airport, in this image taken from television video, after a blast in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/RTL Belgium via Reuters TV

from Hugo Dixon:

EU enters brave new world of bank bail-ins

January 4, 2016

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

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Two Central Banks Diverge in a Wood

November 2, 2015

One of the primary themes that should dominate the week is one of the divergence between the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

from Hugo Dixon:

Tsipras’ biggest stress tests yet to come

November 2, 2015

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

from MacroScope:

ECB’s ‘whole menu’ bereft of new dishes

October 28, 2015

A freelance journalist eats his dinner behind a note advertising a "crisis menu" in a restaurant in SibiuECB President Mario Draghi's 'whole menu' of monetary policy options to spur lending and boost euro area inflation from below zero appears to have few new dishes, if any at all.

from MacroScope:

More ECB QE? Perhaps best when the Fed raises

October 22, 2015

Those clamouring for the European Central Bank to ramp up its 60 billion euro per month stimulus programme will have to wait until December.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Where Are We Going

October 21, 2015

No fewer than 30 S&P 500 companies report results on Wednesday, from names as varied as Coca-Cola to American Express to Tractor Supply Co. It's true to say that so far this has not been a great earnings season - 69 percent of companies have exceeded earnings expectations and only about 40 percent on revenue - but with just 65 names reporting as of early Tuesday, it's also correct to say it's early days, given the heavy action we'll be seeing over the next couple of trading sessions.

from Hugo Dixon:

Greek bank recap is race against time

October 5, 2015

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

from Hugo Dixon:

It’s all up to Tsipras now

September 21, 2015

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