from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Time to wait and watch

By Ambareesh Baliga
July 4, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

from Breakingviews:

Hugo Dixon: Tsipras looks like he is crumbling

By Hugo Dixon
July 1, 2015

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

It looks like Alexis Tsipras is crumbling.

After the banks closed and public opinion started moving against him, the Greek prime minister seems desperate for a deal with his creditors. Athens has now defaulted to the International Monetary Fund, adding to the pressure. But it is not clear lenders will cut him any slack. They may prefer to deal with his successor.

from Breakingviews:

Hugo Dixon: It’s still possible to stop Grexit

By Hugo Dixon
June 29, 2015

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

The chance of Greece quitting the euro has risen sharply. But a so-called Grexit can still be stopped, despite dramatic weekend developments which saw Athens declare a six-day bank holiday after talks with its creditors broke down.The most obvious way of avoiding a Grexit is if the people vote to accept the bailout terms offered by euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund in a referendum set for July 5. But even if they do that, it’s not certain Greece will avoid a return to the drachma.

from Breakingviews:

Greece is creating room for deal with euro zone

February 10, 2015

By Pierre Briancon

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

from Breakingviews:

New Greek debt deal will mean more brinkmanship

January 27, 2015

By Neil Unmack

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

from Breakingviews:

Hugo Dixon: Grexit still unlikely after Syriza win

By Hugo Dixon
January 26, 2015

By Hugo Dixon

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

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

Sell, baby, sell: Sinking oil prices among global headwinds into 2015: Canadian fund manager, US economist

December 10, 2014

The rout in oil will have wider reaching consequences yet.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ decision not to cut production amid slowing demand coupled with large increases in U.S. oil output has skimmed some $40 off a barrel of oil inside of five months.

from Breakingviews:

Haitong’s global ambitions start from low base

December 9, 2014

By Peter Thal Larsen

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

from Anatole Kaletsky:

Stock markets set to take off as Europe, Asia abandon austerity

By Anatole Kaletsky
November 28, 2014

A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo

The Great Divergence is a term coined by economic historians to explain the sudden acceleration of growth and technology in Europe from the 16th century onward, while other civilizations such as China, India, Japan and Persia remained in their pre-modern state. This phrase has recently acquired a very different meaning, however,  more relevant to global economic and financial conditions today.

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

Aberdeen asset manager focuses on value amid market turmoil

October 29, 2014

Volatility has cooled for the moment, even as the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted its quantitative easing program on Wednesday, but Europe, China and Brazil are still concerns for financial markets, according to a veteran investment manager.