Edward Hadas

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.

The great British deficit confusion

By Edward Hadas
May 6, 2015

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

UK housing and the fear of greatness

By Edward Hadas
April 29, 2015

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

Hooray, trading slowed on Friday

By Edward Hadas
April 22, 2015

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

Don’t moan about secular stagnation

By Edward Hadas
April 15, 2015

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

Iceland may have cure to bad banking

By Edward Hadas
April 8, 2015

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

Deutsche Bank’s long round trip

By Edward Hadas
March 25, 2015

Deutsche Bank inserted two bold new financial targets into its annual report in 2000. Thanks to “the enhancement of our organisational structure”, the German bank committed itself to “planned annual growth in earnings per share of at least 15 percent” for the subsequent three years, and an average annual return on equity of “more than 15 percent”.

Grocers, cars and market forces

By Edward Hadas
March 23, 2015

The competitive markets of traditional capitalism help make modern economies successful. But they cannot do everything.

The big question for asset managers

By Edward Hadas
March 12, 2015

The little question for asset managers is why they earn so much. Buyside pay could soon overtake that of the investment bankers, the traditional “masters of the universe.” But the bigger question is what the industry should do with the $150 trillion it manages.