from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Trouble in the Oil Patch

February 4, 2016

A slew of weak reports from Shell RDSa.L, Occidental OXY.N and ConocoPhillips COP.N have set the tone for what will probably be another session punctuated by lackluster buying interest in stocks and a predilection toward pushing fixed income yields lower even ahead of what is supposed to be a solid jobs report on Friday.

from Breakingviews:

Big Oil morphs into Big Gas

December 22, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Air Liquide’s bid for Airgas leaves value vacuum

November 18, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

LNG moves from blessing to curse for BG/Shell

October 30, 2015

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

from The Great Debate:

Greek-Russia ties bloom as default looms

April 27, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

from MacroScope:

EU forced to confront Med migrant crisis

By Mike Peacock
April 20, 2015

A rescue vessel is seen during the search and rescue operation underway after a boat carrying migrants capsized overnight, with up to 700 feared dead, in this still image taken from video

EU foreign ministers will discuss action on migration across the Mediterranean at a meeting in Luxembourg today. As many as 700 people are feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast over the weekend.

from MacroScope:

Will manifestos move the UK election dial?

By Mike Peacock
April 13, 2015

Labour leader Miliband speaks at a joint news conference in Edinburgh

Britain’s main political parties will publish their election manifestos this week after what seems likes weeks of campaigning already, none of which has significantly shifted the polls putting the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour party neck-and-neck.
Labour will launch its manifesto today with the Conservatives following on Tuesday.

from Breakingviews:

Royal Dutch Shell and BG open mega-deal pipeline

April 8, 2015

A vintage Shell sign is seen illuminated at a Shell gas station

Additional reporting and writing by Fiona Maharg-Bravo. The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from MacroScope:

Reading the ECB runes

By Mike Peacock
April 2, 2015

European Central Bank President Draghi and Vice President Constancio leave after addressing an ECB news conferenc in Frankfurt

The European Central Bank will release minutes – or what it likes to call its account – of the last policy meeting after which it launched into quantitative easing.

from MacroScope:

Differing accounts after late-night Greek talks

March 20, 2015

Hollande, Merkel, Dijsselbloem, Juncker, Tsipras, Tusk and officials during an EU leaders summit in Brussel

After late-night talks in Brussels with key EU leaders and institutional chiefs, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assured his creditors that he would soon present a full set of economic reforms in order to unlock cash to stave off bankruptcy.