from Breakingviews:

Delhaize pays for sway in 25 bln euro Ahold combo

June 24, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Ahold-Delhaize is a 25 bln euro deal full of hope

May 11, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Shell-BG highlights rise of the micro-boutiques

April 8, 2015

An illuminated vintage Shell sign

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

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:

Bibi rides again

By Mike Peacock
March 18, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv

Not for the first time, Benjamin Netanyahu has defied the odds and snatched electoral victory from the jaws of defeat.
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog has just conceded although he has not given up hope of forming a coalition government if Netanyahu fails to.

from MacroScope:

Draghi back in the dock

By Mike Peacock
November 17, 2014

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi faces lengthy interrogation at the European Parliament today.

from MacroScope:

Euro zone inflation to fall further?

By Mike Peacock
July 31, 2014

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Euro zone inflation is the big figure of the day. The consensus forecast is it for hold at a paltry 0.5 percent. Germany’s rate came in as predicted at 0.8 percent on Wednesday but Spain’s was well short at -0.3 percent. So there is clearly a risk that inflation for the currency bloc as a whole falls even further.

from MacroScope:

A dissenting voice

By Mike Peacock
July 23, 2014

A train carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 arrives in Kharkiv

Interesting intervention from former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin late yesterday who warned that Russia risked isolation and having its efforts to modernize derailed.

from MacroScope:

A turning point?

By Mike Peacock
July 18, 2014

Emergencies Ministry members work at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region

Could the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine be a fundamental turning point in the crisis that has pitted Russia against the West? And if so which way – towards rapprochement or a further escalation?

from MacroScope:

We need to talk about Juncker

By Mike Peacock
June 9, 2014

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt will host Germany’s Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron and Dutch premier Mark Rutte at his private residence over two days to discuss reforming the EU and "achieving a more efficient EU that is focused on creating jobs and growth".