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Antony Currie

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Trade war pause may only delay fight

06 Dec 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s leader Xi Jinping agreed to a cooling-off period in an escalating tariff spat. Will the ceasefire yield results or is it a stalling tactic? The markets are spooked. Breakingviews columnists discuss the issue from both sides of the Pacific.

Breakingviews - The Exchange: Erika Karp talks climate change

05 Dec 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - As world leaders meet in Poland to beef up the Paris accords, Cornerstone Capital’s founder explains why the economics of battling global warming trump naysaying politicians. She also lays out how to spot green washing and says investors who ignore ESG factors should go to jail.

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Climate risk is investing opportunity

29 Nov 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Experts reckon unrestrained global warming will lop 10 pct off U.S. GDP by 2100. California’s wildfires prove it’s already having disastrous effects. But investors and companies alike can be part of the solution. Plus, Carlos Ghosn’s arrest leaves three carmakers in disarray.

Viewsroom: What’s next for Brexit?

22 Nov 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Cabinet resignations, an angry coalition partner and a skittish currency greeted UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft agreement to quit the EU. Breakingviews columnists examine whether the current mess leads to Brexit with an EU deal, without a deal, or even to a new referendum.

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Europe fights U.S. Big Tech

15 Nov 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Digital titans like Alphabet and Apple may rule the roost, but EU rules on data privacy are helping startups flourish on the other side of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Facebook’s inability to police fake content spreads to Africa. Plus: Mumbai’s ride-share drivers go on strike.

Breakingviews - Wall Street can be effective forest-fire fighter

14 Nov 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Wall Street can help fight wildfires. California is being ravaged by the most deadly and destructive conflagration in its history. Last year such fires caused $18 billion in damage and consumed up to $180 billion of economic output, or 6.5 percent of GDP, in the Golden State, according to AccuWeather. A new financing tool can reduce fire risk and its impact on water, air and livelihoods.

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Democrats will rattle Wall Street cage

08 Nov 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The U.S. House of Representatives will soon be controlled by lawmakers opposing President Trump. That gives them more scope to push their agenda on trade, infrastructure and a perennial bogeyman, the banks. But as Republicans still run the Senate, policy changes will be minimal.

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Europe faces life after Angela Merkel

01 Nov 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Germany’s chancellor won’t seek re-election in 2021 and is stepping down as party chair next month after electoral setbacks. It may herald a rightward swing at home and less EU unity. Plus: investors’ embrace of Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro may prove risky.

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: The $230 bln scam rocking Nordic banks

25 Oct 2018

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Danish lender Danske has already lost its chief executive on news that one of its Estonian branches was used to launder Russian money. Now Nordea and others are facing questions. Plus: investors drive car stocks into a ditch  - and Daimler's and Ford's dividends look vulnerable.

Breakingviews - The Exchange: Kevin Rudd

23 Oct 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Australia's prime minister in 2008 told Breakingviews how his government decided to spend some 6 pct of GDP on tax breaks, infrastructure and cash payments to citizens. That helped the country heavily exposed to China, commodities, finance and housing avoid a recession – just.

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