The Great Debate

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Asian bankers will shift from deals to distress

January 4, 2016

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Breakingviews predicts a rock’n’roll 2016

January 4, 2016

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

The ‘marriage of convenience’ between Saddam Hussein’s men and Islamic State

January 4, 2016
Shi'ite fighters ride vehicles in Baiji, north of Baghdad, October 16, 2015. Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militia fighters recaptured most of the country’s largest oil refinery from Islamic State militants on Thursday, security officials said. The report could not be independently confirmed because it is too dangerous for journalists to enter the battle zone around the refinery near the town of Baiji, about 190 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani  - RTS4SKI

Shi’ite fighters ride vehicles in Baiji, north of Baghdad, October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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Viacom, Time Warner among 2016 merger wannabes

December 31, 2015

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European populism poised for troubling second wave

December 31, 2015

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Volkswagen top brass will be up for the chop

December 31, 2015

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Ivan Glasenberg may be mining’s last man standing

December 31, 2015

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

Ivan Glasenberg outlasted all his major peers after the multi-year boom in metals prices turned into a rout in 2013. The Glencore chief’s misjudgment of the market severely tried investors’ patience in 2015. Yet when the second wave of mining executive ousters comes, as it may soon, it’s likely Glasenberg will again be the last man standing.

The ‘No Shoot Zone’ where bullets are still flying

December 31, 2015
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Chris Corbett for Reuters

Driving across West Baltimore recently, I got stuck at an intersection behind a slow-moving truck. After sitting through two cycles at the traffic signal, I inched my car forward to see what was blocking the way. Normally, trucks are delivering beer to liquor stores in this neighborhood. But on that unseasonably warm late fall day, the truck was bringing something that is always in demand in Charm City — caskets.

from Breakingviews:

Oil will blow past $80 a barrel in 2016

December 30, 2015

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

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Fund glut will send Asia’s buyout barons off-piste

December 30, 2015

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