Edward Hadas

The BRICs are dead. Long live the BRICs!

November 11, 2015

Brazil, Russia, India, China – BRIC. The acronym was pushed as a hot investment idea in the heady 2000s. Back then, before the financial crisis, steady economic growth was expected to last forever in rich and poor countries alike, with poor countries growing much faster. Jim O’Neill, then of Goldman Sachs, simplified the theme for the investing masses. The four biggest developing economies were on the smooth road to riches, and investors could hop on for a profitable ride.

The world would be better off without debt

October 22, 2015

A time traveller from 300 years ago would be awed by new technologies and social changes. But the disoriented extra-temporal visitor would find some aspects of finance very familiar. Many of today’s monetary arrangements are historical relics. Take, for example, debt.

Ex-Im deniers miss the real world

October 19, 2015

Vehement domestic opposition to a government agency that finances trade is a distinctly American phenomenon. But the misunderstanding of economic reality which underpins the arguments against the U.S. Export-Import Bank is widespread, not confined to zealots like the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.

VW, like BP, took the wrong chances

October 14, 2015

After an expensive scandal, Volkswagen is just starting the long process of corporate self-analysis. BP has been through it all. The carmaker can learn an important lesson from the oil major.

The limits of the sharing economy

October 7, 2015

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

VW shows two sides of pushy culture

October 2, 2015

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

Economics in action: VW crashes into regulation

September 25, 2015

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

Migration unpicks globalisation myth

September 23, 2015

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

Amazon’s ultra-XY management style

August 19, 2015

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

Tom Hayes had the wrong standards

August 12, 2015

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