EU membership can help UK stability

October 26, 2015

The main takeaway from Mark Carney’s speech last week on Britain’s European Union membership was that it is good for economic dynamism but creates challenges for financial stability.

Greek deal leaves bitter aftertaste

July 13, 2015

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

Syriza split best outcome for Greece

July 11, 2015

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

Greeks choose between bad and terrible

July 2, 2015

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

The Greeks have to choose between the bad and the truly ugly in Sunday’s referendum. If I was Greek – and I’m not, although I speak the language and had a Greek great-grandmother – I would plump for the bad option, voting “Yes”.

Is the ECB being unfair to Greece?

March 11, 2015

By Hugo Dixon

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

EU would also be harmed by Brexit

June 30, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

EU needs more non-bank finance

June 2, 2014

The European Union needs more non-bank finance. Banks are on the back foot. On their own, they won’t be able to fund the jobs and growth the EU is desperate for. Non-bank finance needs to take up the slack.

The City has huge scope to expand

October 28, 2013

Finance has rightly been in the sin bin for the last six years. And the cleanup job isn’t finished. But Mark Carney, the new Bank of England governor, is correct to stress how a large and expanding City of London is good for Britain, Europe and the world – provided it is properly organised.

Still too big to fail

September 16, 2013

Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy five years ago crushed the global economy, turfed millions of people out of their jobs and left governments groaning under hefty debt burdens. Since then, policymakers have been beavering away to make sure that a similar calamity never happens again. Measures to address many of the key problems have been taken or are in the works. But if a Lehman went bust today, there would still be havoc.

City should fight Brexit

July 15, 2013

It is becoming increasingly likely that the UK will have a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. It’s not just that David Cameron, the prime minister, has promised to hold such a vote by 2017 assuming he is re-elected. The drumbeats from the opposition Labour Party that it too would hold a plebiscite are becoming louder. Opinion polls show that Britons would currently vote to quit.