The Great Debate

The tragedy of Europe: Location, location, location

January 25, 2016
Migrants walk to cross the border with Austria in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger  - RTX1SUP3

Migrants walk to cross the border with Austria in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

from Breakingviews:

European populism poised for troubling second wave

December 31, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Luxury groups could shrink their way to riches

December 30, 2015

Less is more. But apparently luxury companies don’t feel that applies to their swollen store networks. Labels like Prada and LVMH have spent a decade expanding rapidly to meet emerging market demand. Slowing sales and overexposure suggest it’s time to go the other way. While cutting back will be painful, it could spur higher luxury valuations.

from Breakingviews:

Giants of central banking will be cut down to size

December 30, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Balance sheets will get more unbalanced in 2016

December 28, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Britain’s exit from Europe: 28 days later

December 24, 2015

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

How much for a spot on a rubber raft and a slim chance at a better life?

By Robert Young Pelton
September 2, 2015
A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles off the coast of Libya

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

from Hugo Dixon:

How a Greek debt deal could work

By Hugo Dixon
June 15, 2015

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Athens has struggled to get its euro zone creditors to talk about debt relief. That is because it is not the most urgent issue facing Greece. A short-term cash crunch could trigger bankruptcy in the next few weeks. But if the negotiators resolve the immediate crisis – and the omens don’t look good - debt relief should come onto the table.

from Breakingviews:

Match-fit FIFA would give players, fans more ball

June 3, 2015

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

Why democracy may have been just a passing phase

By John Lloyd
June 1, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin