from Left field:

Mercury rises on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’

June 27, 2011

A record crowd for a Wimbledon second Monday witnessed some breathtaking tennis while finding the time to take onboard plenty of liquids as temperatures soared in London.

from Breakingviews:

China makes an uneasy saviour for Europe

June 24, 2011

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

from Breakingviews:

SABMiller won’t get Foster’s on the cheap

June 21, 2011

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

from Left field:

Americans ponder major title drought after McIlroy win

June 20, 2011

While the European Tour celebrated its fifth successive major champion after Rory McIlroy's astonishing eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open, American golf grappled with an unprecedented title drought.

from Left field:

Rusedski’s picks for Wimbledon

June 17, 2011

With Wimbledon starting on Monday, all eyes turned to the event in Eastbourne. It became very interesting because of Serena and Venus Williams participation. Serena has not played since winning Wimbledon last year because of a freak accident in Munich, were she stepped on broken glass while walking to her hotel room after a night out. She was walking bare foot and cut ligaments in her feet as well as cutting her feet up badly. It took her nearly a full year to recover.

from Felix Salmon:

How the UK wants to deal with its biggest banks

June 14, 2011

In the Republican presidential debate last night, there was unanimity on most issues, including the new orthodoxy on the right that bank regulation -- like any other regulation, for that matter -- is a Bad Thing, and a sign of the government overreaching. It's important to remember that this is not the way that right-wing parties behave elsewhere in the world. Consider for instance the UK, which seems to be cracking down on banks in a manner which would make even Barney Frank blush:

from Left field:

“Bring on Wimbledon!” – Rusedski

June 13, 2011

The grass court season is finally underway. I love this time of year. We finally get to see some attacking tennis, but still not as much as during my era because the courts and balls are a lot slower.

from Breakingviews:

What beats Oxford and costs less than Harvard?

June 7, 2011

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

from MediaFile:

Rule Britannia? FT fires warning shot at Apple

June 7, 2011

The release of a Financial Times app that bypasses Apple's App Store is a warning shot at the iPad maker's quest to rule the high seas of digital publishing.

from James Saft:

Beware generous UK banks

June 2, 2011

James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- British banks are being surprisingly generous with troubled homeowners, raising red flags over the health of the housing market and their own earnings.