from Edward Hadas:

What Greece teaches emerging markets

By Edward Hadas
February 18, 2015

If Greece had its own currency, the country’s crisis would attract little attention. On the contrary, the economic news from Athens would be all too familiar to followers of countries which have trouble increasing their citizens’ average annual income to much above $25,000. Such middle-income countries have a habit of running into fiscal or financial trouble.

from Hugo Dixon:

Greek euro exit will be hard to stop

By Hugo Dixon
February 9, 2015

By Hugo Dixon

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

from Edward Hadas:

The redundant fictions of Greek debt

By Edward Hadas
February 4, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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

from Hugo Dixon:

Give Greece’s Alexis Tsipras time

By Hugo Dixon
February 3, 2015

There are two schools of thought about how the euro zone should play its negotiations with Alexis Tsipras, the new Greek prime minister. One is that other leaders and the European Central Bank should back him into a corner. The other is that they should give the radical left Syriza leader time.

from Hugo Dixon:

Renzi still living on borrowed time

By Hugo Dixon
February 2, 2015

Matteo Renzi’s position has been strengthened by Italy’s presidential election. The prime minister persuaded the electoral college, made up mainly of parliamentarians, to choose Sergio Mattarella – against the wishes of Silvio Berlusconi, the media magnate, former prime minister and up to now Renzi’s quasi-partner.

from Breakingviews:

Review: What the Great Depression taught the Fed

By Guest Contributor
January 30, 2015

By Edward Chancellor

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

from Hugo Dixon:

Greece still unlikely to leave euro zone after Syriza win

By Hugo Dixon
January 26, 2015

Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras cheer at exit poll results in Athens

Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheer at exit poll results in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

from Breakingviews:

Italy gets its mojo back – at least in Davos

January 23, 2015

By Rob Cox

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

from Edward Hadas:

Reducing inequality – where to start?

By Edward Hadas
January 19, 2015

By Edward Hadas

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

from Hugo Dixon:

Banks are Greece’s Achilles’ heel

By Hugo Dixon
January 12, 2015

A possible bank run is Greece’s Achilles’ heel.

The country probably won’t be forced out of the euro. But there is a scenario where this could happen. This involves Syriza, the radical-left party, winning the upcoming election and then running out of time before it can perform the policy U-turn necessary to keep its creditors on side. Depositors might then panic.