The Great Debate

Stock research is more than just a headline

May 18, 2009

ericauchard1– Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Stock research analysts get no respect these days. An academic study has concluded that share recommendations have little impact.

Piech must decide which car he’s driving

By Alexander Smith
May 18, 2009

Alex Smith-GreatDebate– Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

India poll should boost world trade

By Paul Taylor
May 18, 2009

Paul Taylor Great Debate– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

India’s voters have just given stalled world trade talks their biggest potential boost since the financial crisis spurred fears of rising protectionism.

Doing the contango

May 15, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

The current contango structure in crude oil futures and most other commodity markets — with future prices significantly above the spot market — is providing a strong incentive to buy and store record quantities of raw materials, with most of the cost borne by retail investors in exchange-traded funds and institutional investors in long-only commodity indices.

U.S. should batten down the TARP

By J Saft
May 15, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

The U.S. faces a lengthening series of request from industries and interests seeking shelter under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, most of which it should dismiss out of hand.

President Obama should consider Sullivan for Supreme Court

May 15, 2009

Paul Sousa– Paul Sousa is co-founder of the non-profit GLBT rights organization, Join The Impact MA, which puts on grassroots events in the metro Boston area.  Paul is also the founder and president of Equal Rep, a Boston based organization that focuses on rapid online mobilization to lobby for the appointment or election of highly qualified openly GLBT politicians.  The views expressed are his own. –

Advanta shows spreading U.S. credit woes

May 15, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

The decision of the 11th biggest U.S. credit card issuer Advanta to pull all of its credit lines from one million customers bodes poorly both for the economy and the banks.

Clarity important for Europe stress tests

May 15, 2009

sap_executiveboard_apotheker_001– Leo Apotheker, co-CEO and member of the executive board of German software maker SAP AG, is a guest columnist. The views expressed are his own. —

Did Twitter make flu fears viral?

By Reuters Staff
May 14, 2009

twitter1 Now that the panic over the H1N1 flu strain has somewhat subsided, experts are contemplating what role Twitter played in helping the virus, commonly known as swine flu, go viral.

U.S. military giant, diplomatic dwarf?

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May 14, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate— Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —