from Expert Zone:

China pushes 21st century Silk Road, bets on Modi to sign up

By Raju Santhanam
June 19, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

from Breakingviews:

Missing motorbikes point to Indonesian demand hole

June 19, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Subject financial fiefs to modern Magna Carta

June 15, 2015

Companies in the 21st century can learn from 13th century England. Overmighty, overpaid CEOs are the new King Johns held to account, sort of, by the barons of fund management. What’s needed is more respect for finance’s neglected yeomanry: ordinary savers. Financial fiefs should be subjected to a modern Magna Carta.

from The Great Debate:

Who doesn’t want $123 billion? Why the trade deal must be done.

By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
May 28, 2015

The skyline of Singapore's central business district is seen at dusk as operations continue at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore

The skyline of Singapore's central business district at dusk as operations continue at a PSA International port terminal in Singapore, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

from MacroScope:

ECB sees inflation back by year-end

By Mike Peacock
May 18, 2015

Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank presents an oversized newly unveiled 10 euro note at the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

An interesting weekend intervention by ECB policymaker Yves Mersch who said there was no question of winding up QE early and that inflation, still skulking around zero, would stay there until autumn then rise sharply late in the year towards 1.5 percent.

from Breakingviews:

U.S. trade setback more diplomatic than economic

May 13, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Abe’s Capitol Hill speech needs ideas for backyard

April 29, 2015

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

from The Great Debate:

Why the United States is always the loser in any free-trade deal

By Charles R. Morris
April 10, 2015

The YM Bamboo, a container ship operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) is docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California

The YM Bamboo, a container ship operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, January 14, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

from The Great Debate:

Is Russia’s conflict with Ukraine really about trade? If so, this might help.

By Christian Friis Bach
March 6, 2015

Ukraine's President Poroshenko is seen on a tv monitors as he addresses both European and Ukrainian parliaments during a live videoconference between Kiev and Strasbourg

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is on TV monitors as he addresses both European and Ukrainian parliaments during a live video conference between Kiev and Strasbourg, before a vote on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

from MacroScope:

Tsipras not for turning

By Mike Peacock
February 9, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras delivers his first major speech in parliament in Athens

Alexis Tsipras is not for turning, not yet anyway.

Speaking in parliament on Sunday night the new Greek premier said he would not accept an extension to Greece's current bailout, something the euro zone is urging him to do, and stuck with austerity-ending pledges such as giving free food and electricity to those who need it, reinstating civil servants who had been fired as part of bailout conditions and raising the minimum wage. Privatisations have already been halted.