from Breakingviews:

Shock loss at BES makes bail-in a real risk

July 31, 2014

By George Hay

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

from Breakingviews:

Sarkozy probe latest sign of sick French politics

July 2, 2014

By Pierre Briançon

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

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba is case study in U.S.-China legal gulf

June 23, 2014

By Richard Beales

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

from Breakingviews:

Silicon Valley exceptionalism only travels so far

April 28, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

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

from Felix Salmon:

Trish Regan, Einhorn apologist

By Felix Salmon
March 24, 2014

Ever since the story first broke, more than five weeks ago, that David Einhorn was suing Seeking Alpha, the Israeli financial website has been very, very quiet on the topic. Sometimes they have simply failed to respond at all to requests for comment (including mine); other times, as with Andrew Ross Sorkin, a spokesman will formally decline to comment.

from Felix Salmon:

Elliott vs Argentina: 3 possible resolutions

By Felix Salmon
February 19, 2014

Argentina, as everybody knew it would, has gone to the Supreme Court to appeal the bad (and ignoble) ruling against the country by New York’s Second Circuit. The most likely final outcome, still, is that Argentina will default, for the reasons (but not with the timing) I gave last year. But, with this petition, Argentina now has three possible outs.

from Global Investing:

In Chile, what’s good for stocks will be good for bonds

January 17, 2014

 

Felipe Larrain, Chile's finance minister is facing a new job come March when incoming center-left government of President-elect Michelle Bachelet takes over. An academic by profession, he intends to either make his way back into the cloistered lecture halls of a university, not necessarily in Chile, or work for some kind of international organization that is outside of the corporate or financial world.

from Felix Salmon:

Is JP Morgan being unfairly singled out?

By Felix Salmon
October 11, 2013

JP Morgan is the first big bank to suffer a quarterly loss on account of multi-billion-dollar legal bills. It is also the most profitable bank in America (or was, up until this morning). Which means there are three possibilities here:

from Felix Salmon:

Elliott vs Argentina: Enter the crazy

By Felix Salmon
August 27, 2013

Back in February, when I made my prediction for how the Argentina endgame would play out, I got the date wrong. I did, however, get the substance right:

from Felix Salmon:

Elliott vs Argentina: It’s not over yet

By Felix Salmon
August 23, 2013

It's the ruling we were all waiting -- and waiting, and waiting -- for: six months after hearing oral arguments, the Second Circuit has finally handed down its 25-page decision, finding in favor of Elliott Associates and against Argentina. On its face, the ruling is, as Mark Weidemaier puts it, a big loss for Argentina, and "a total win for NML", a/k/a Elliott Associates. The ruling was unanimous -- the rumored dissent never appeared -- and pulls no punches: there's no indication that this was a hard case to decide, or that the lower court's extremely aggressive rulings were anything other than entirely reasonable.