Markets right to worry about euro zone

By Hugo Dixon
October 20, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

Italy has no good Plan B

By Hugo Dixon
October 13, 2014

Matteo Renzi’s Plan A is to push through domestic reforms, hope the European Central Bank manages to get inflation ticking up, and keep his fingers crossed the Italian economy stops shrinking. But if this fails, a mega wealth tax, debt restructuring and/or exit from the euro beckons.

How to manage a corporate crisis

By Hugo Dixon
October 6, 2014

How should companies manage a crisis? Tesco is the latest large corporate to go through the wringer after it revealed last month that it had overstated its half-year profit estimate by 250 million pounds. The Financial Conduct Authority has started a probe and speculation is swirling that the UK retailer may need a rescue rights issue.

Whatever help the West offers to fight Islamic State, it should have conditions.

By Hugo Dixon
October 2, 2014

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq

What should the West’s military policy be toward Islamic State?

Most observers fall into two camps. Some point to the sorry history of Western intervention in the Middle East and argue the job of combating the Islamic State should be left to local powers.

UK faces unpalatable election choice

By Hugo Dixon
September 29, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

Now on to the Brexit referendum

By Hugo Dixon
September 22, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

Capital markets union needs deregulation

By Hugo Dixon
September 15, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

Brexit risks have shot up

By Hugo Dixon
September 9, 2014

Brexit risks have shot up in the past few weeks. The chance of Britain exiting the European Union by the end of the decade is now probably around 50 percent.

Gas and bank security have similarities

By Hugo Dixon
September 8, 2014

Europe is currently conducting two stress tests. One is on its energy suppliers, to see how badly they would fare if Russian gas was disrupted. The other is on euro zone banks, to ensure they are strong enough to finance economic recovery.

EU’s three big problems all linked

By Hugo Dixon
September 1, 2014

The outgoing president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, said at the weekend that his successor, Donald Tusk, currently Poland’s prime minister, faces three big challenges: the stagnating euro zone economy; the Ukraine/Russia crisis, which he described as the gravest threat to continental security since the Cold War; and the risk that Britain will quit the European Union. The problems are all linked.