Banks are Greece’s Achilles’ heel

By Hugo Dixon
January 12, 2015

A possible bank run is Greece’s Achilles’ heel.

The country probably won’t be forced out of the euro. But there is a scenario where this could happen. This involves Syriza, the radical-left party, winning the upcoming election and then running out of time before it can perform the policy U-turn necessary to keep its creditors on side. Depositors might then panic.

Greece still several steps from chaos

By Hugo Dixon
December 15, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

What to do about populism?

By Hugo Dixon
November 24, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

Cameron mustn’t say “quotas”

By Hugo Dixon
November 3, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

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.

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.

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.