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Jul 30, 2015
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Rob Cox: Rick Perry is running for the wrong job

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

Rick Perry looks to be running for the wrong job. The former governor of Texas is one of the 17 candidates duking it out to be the American presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Judging by a speech he gave to the elite minds of global finance this week in New York, he might be better suited as a banking regulator.

Jul 24, 2015
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Rob Cox: FT is to Nikkei as Jim Beam is to Suntory

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Lionel Barber, the editor of the Financial Times, might not fancy his pink newspaper for the global elite being compared to Tennessee bourbon. But Nikkei Inc’s super-sized $1.3 billion purchase of the Financial Times is philosophically no different than another major Japanese purchase abroad – booze group Suntory Holdings swallowing Jim Beam for $16 billion.

Jul 20, 2015
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Shouldn’t Credit Suisse and StanChart swap CEOs?

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Did the recruiters at Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse get their dossiers mixed up?

Jul 20, 2015
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Shouldn’t Credit Suisse and StanChart swap CEOs?

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

Did the recruiters at Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse get their dossiers mixed up?

Jul 16, 2015
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Rob Cox: The world’s hardest central bank job

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

As politicians the world over have shirked the difficult decisions needed to foster economic growth, they have left central bankers with much of the heavy lifting. Naturally, that has not prevented these very legislators from turning around and accusing their central banks of running amok with unaccountable mandates and profligate policies. So spare a thought for Elvira Nabiullina, the governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation since 2013.

Jul 16, 2015
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Rob Cox: The world’s hardest central bank job

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

As politicians the world over have shirked the difficult decisions needed to foster economic growth, they have left central bankers with much of the heavy lifting. Naturally, that has not prevented these very legislators from turning around and accusing their central banks of running amok with unaccountable mandates and profligate policies. So spare a thought for Elvira Nabiullina, the governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation since 2013.

Jul 9, 2015
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Rob Cox: The (bank) resolution will be televised

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

The greatest global minds concentrated on avoiding the next financial crisis held their second biannual confab in London last month to discuss progress. The conclusion: The world is indeed a far safer place thanks to new rules, tools granted to regulators and greater capital now held by banks. And the technical aspects required to deal with a failing financial institution – and resurrect it without resorting to a taxpayer bailout – are firmly in place.

Jul 9, 2015
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Rob Cox: The (bank) resolution will be televised

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

The greatest global minds concentrated on avoiding the next financial crisis held their second biannual confab in London last month to discuss progress. The conclusion: The world is indeed a far safer place thanks to new rules, tools granted to regulators and greater capital now held by banks. And the technical aspects required to deal with a failing financial institution – and resurrect it without resorting to a taxpayer bailout – are firmly in place.

Jun 30, 2015
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Rob Cox: Uber gets a pass on its Wall Street habit

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

If it hadn’t been for Courtney Love’s Twitter account, demonstrations against Uber by taxi drivers in Paris might never have made international headlines last week. Even detractors of the American punk singer-turned-fashionista found common cause in her complaints that the anti-Uber brigade was clogging the boulevards of Paris.

Jun 30, 2015
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Rob Cox: Uber gets a pass on its Wall Street habit

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

If it hadn’t been for Courtney Love’s Twitter account, demonstrations against Uber by taxi drivers in Paris might never have made international headlines last week. Even detractors of the American punk singer-turned-fashionista found common cause in her complaints that the anti-Uber brigade was clogging the boulevards of Paris.

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      "Rob Cox helped establish Breakingviews in 2000 in London. From 2004 he spearheaded the firm's expansion in the United States and edited its American edition, including the daily Breakingviews columns in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Rob has worked as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo. Rob graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont. Follow Rob on Twitter @rob1cox"
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