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Spain SA braces for change in political guard

November 28, 2011

Unlike the outgoing socialists, the conservative party was notorious for its interventionism when it was in power in the 1990s. Much has changed since then. But the new government will inevitably have a greater say – particularly with the banks.

Thomson finally completes takeover of Reuters

December 2, 2011

Tom Glocer’s bankerly CEO skills no longer suit the publishing giant. He restructured Reuters and deftly engineered its well-timed sale. But the company needs to grow – and the controlling Thomson family is weary of waiting. How it does so, though, still seems far from clear.