from Breakingviews:

French investment banking has less than meets eye

April 23, 2015

By Dominic Elliott

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

from The Great Debate:

Europe’s greatest crisis isn’t Greece or Ukraine, and it may have no solution

By John Lloyd
April 22, 2015

Boys chat as they arrive with migrants at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta

Boys chat as they arrive at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

from Breakingviews:

EU migration policy is economically short-sighted

By Edward Hadas
April 20, 2015

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

from Hugo Dixon:

Tories and Labour are almost twins

By Hugo Dixon
April 20, 2015

Are the Tories and Labour the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of UK politics? In most things, there’s not much to choose between the UK parties’ economic election pledges. Both want to cut the deficit gradually. Both want to splash out on the National Health Service. And both have a smattering of silly micro-policies. The big differences are that Labour would tax the rich more and the Tories might take Britain out of the European Union.

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:

Europe’s credit boom locks in mediocre returns

April 16, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Hairy deals mean European animal spirits returning

April 15, 2015

A few hairy deals suggest a resurgence of animal spirits in the European boardroom. Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion-odd bid for BG and Nokia’s $17 billion move on rival Alcatel-Lucent are complex, if long-mooted, tie-ups finally coming to fruition. Last year’s $3.5 trillion merger boom was mostly an American affair. But if corporate bosses from London to Espoo to Turin are feeling this daring, Europe will soon account for its fair share.

from Breakingviews:

Nokia will struggle to cut through Alcatel tangle

April 14, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Review: China fails to live up to luxury hype

April 10, 2015

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

from Edward Hadas:

Iceland may have cure to bad banking

By Edward Hadas
April 8, 2015

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