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Aug 17, 2015
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Amazon swaps more than size with Wal-Mart

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

Amazon’s latest results were so superb they catapulted the online retailer’s market value beyond Wal-Mart’s for the first time. Now, the $250 billion goliath led by Jeff Bezos finds itself in another spot that its bricks-and-mortal rival will more happily cede: defending labor practices.

Aug 17, 2015
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Amazon swaps more than size with Wal-Mart

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

Amazon’s latest results were so superb they catapulted the online retailer’s market value beyond Wal-Mart’s for the first time. Now, the $250 billion goliath led by Jeff Bezos finds itself in another spot that its bricks-and-mortal rival will more happily cede: defending labor practices.

Aug 6, 2015
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Humpty Dumpty M&A sings song of excess

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

Some of the finest minds in finance seem to have missed the lesson of the classic nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty”: All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put that anthropomorphic egg-like character together again.

Aug 6, 2015
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Humpty Dumpty M&A sings song of excess

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

Some of the finest minds in finance seem to have missed the lesson of the classic nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty”: All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put that anthropomorphic egg-like character together again.

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

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.

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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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