Edward Hadas

Nikkei joins demographic denial cult

By Edward Hadas
July 29, 2015

Why did Nikkei buy the Financial Times? As my colleague Rob Cox points out, the best explanation is demographic. Thanks to minimal immigration and a small number of children, the population of the Japanese group’s home market is shrinking by about 30 percent each generation. Many companies that want to grow – as shareholders and managers generally expect big firms to do – have to look abroad for expansion.

Stop knocking the euro

By Edward Hadas
July 22, 2015

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

Greece, China and financial failure

By Edward Hadas
July 15, 2015

When an economy goes wrong, look for a financial problem. That’s the lesson from the seemingly endless Greek crisis and the boom and recent bust in Chinese stocks.

Unforgiving pope is right on money

By Edward Hadas
June 24, 2015

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

Bring on kitchen economics

By Edward Hadas
June 17, 2015

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

Central banks can save the world

By Edward Hadas
June 10, 2015

Central banks made a hash of things in the 2000s. But their failures – the credit bubble and the 2007 financial crash – have too many precedents.

FIFA and the root of all evil

By Edward Hadas
June 3, 2015

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

Why Lehman Brothers lives on

By Edward Hadas
May 27, 2015

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

The uses and abuses of GDP

By Edward Hadas
May 20, 2015

Gross Domestic Product can be a good tool to help central bankers, corporate leaders and investors. But it should be kept in its proper place.

Productivity is a nonsense measure

By Edward Hadas
May 13, 2015

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