from Breakingviews:

Alibaba’s huge finance arm is a mystery to most

November 21, 2014

By John Foley

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

from Edward Hadas:

FX should be the last home for scandal

By Edward Hadas
November 20, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

from Breakingviews:

China’s stock connection: a guide to the perplexed

November 14, 2014

By Peter Thal Larsen

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

from Edward Hadas:

My career in the financial jungle

By Edward Hadas
November 6, 2014

I was unceremoniously kicked out of my last job in finance early in 2004. It was a career turning point for me after 24 years as an equity analyst at eight firms – brokers and investment managers – in both the United States and Europe. I took shelter in financial journalism. Much has changed in the money business since then. But reading about the behaviour that has led to a litany of huge fines, I fear that too much remained the same, at least until very recently.

from Edward Hadas:

Call that money-printing?

By Edward Hadas
October 8, 2014

By Edward Hadas

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

from Breakingviews:

Jumbo $6 bln bank IPO shows Saudi too big to miss

October 7, 2014

By Una Galani

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

from Breakingviews:

Chinese banks learn Western capital tricks

October 3, 2014

By Peter Thal Larsen

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

from Breakingviews:

BofA delivers good governance a kick in the teeth

October 2, 2014

By Antony Currie

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

from Breakingviews:

RBS puts lipstick on Citizens for $14 bln IPO

September 8, 2014

By Antony Currie

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

from Breakingviews:

Why Citigroup would be better in bits

September 2, 2014

By Rob Cox

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

Nine years ago, Breakingviews proposed an “extreme idea” to Citigroup’s then-leader Charles Prince. The $240 billion New York bank’s market capitalization was lower than the worth of its parts valued separately. By splitting into three separate units, the idea was, Prince could hand shareholders an extra $50 billion or so, the equivalent of one entire U.S. Bancorp at the time.