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Hugo Dixon: Markets right to worry about euro zone

breakingviews.com — The epicentre of last week's fright was the 18-nation currency bloc, whose three big economies - Germany, France and Italy - are in their own ways stuck. There is a grand bargain sketched out by Mario Draghi that might shift the malaise. But it won't materialise soon, if at all.

Hugo Dixon: Italy has no good Plan B

breakingviews.com — Matteo Renzi's Plan A is to push through domestic reforms, hope the European Central Bank manages to get inflation ticking up, and keep his fingers crossed the Italian economy stops shrinking. But if this fails, a mega wealth tax, debt restructuring and/or exit from the euro beckons.

Hugo Dixon: How to manage a corporate crisis

breakingviews.com — How should companies manage a crisis? Tesco is the latest large corporate to go through the wringer after it revealed last month that it had overstated its half-year profit estimate by 250 million pounds. The Financial Conduct Authority has started a probe and speculation is swirling that the UK retailer may need a rescue rights issue.

Whatever help the West offers to fight Islamic State, it should have conditions.

blogs.reuters.com — What should the West's military policy be toward Islamic State? Most observers fall into two camps. Some point to the sorry history of Western intervention in the Middle East and argue the job of combating the Islamic State should be left to local powers.

Hugo Dixon: UK faces unpalatable election choice

breakingviews.com — The UK faces an unpalatable choice in next May's general election. The Labour opposition, which is currently ahead in the polls, has a somewhat anti-business agenda. Meanwhile, the Conservatives want to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership. If the people vote to quit the EU, industry will lose full access to its biggest external market.

UK faces unpalatable election choice

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. The UK faces an unpalatable choice in next May's general election. The Labour opposition, which is currently ahead in the polls, has a somewhat anti-business agenda. Meanwhile, the Conservatives want to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership.

Now on to the Brexit referendum

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. With Scotland voting to stay part of the United Kingdom, attention will turn to the next potential British referendum: on whether the country will remain in the European Union.

Hugo Dixon: Now on to the Brexit referendum

breakingviews.com — With Scotland voting to stay part of the United Kingdom, attention will turn to the next potential British referendum: on whether the country will remain in the European Union. David Cameron has promised to hold an In/Out referendum on the EU if he is re-elected as prime minister in next year's general election.

Lessons From Scotland on British Drive to Leave E.U.

nytimes.com — With Scotland having voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, attention will turn to the next potential British referendum: on whether the country will remain in the European Union. David Cameron has promised to hold an in-or-out referendum on membership in the bloc if he is re-elected prime minister in next year's general election.

Hugo Dixon: Capital markets union needs deregulation

breakingviews.com — One of the biggest projects for the next European Commission, which takes office in November, will be to create a "capital markets union." President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker last week gave Britain's Jonathan Hill the task of creating such a union "with a view to maximising the benefits of capital markets and non-bank financial institutions for the real economy."
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Oct 22, 2014

He's right to hang tough on this. Jean-Claude Juncker issues migrant threat to Cameron | via @Telegraph fw.to/S37OuSf

Oct 22, 2014

RT @AndrewBeckett: @Hugodixon @Telegraph Could solve quickly by scrapping stamp duty and replacing with an annual charge based on purchase price.

Oct 22, 2014

Unpopular but important message. Move out of your big homes and help society, minister tells over-55s @Telegraph fw.to/qVQAAgS

Oct 22, 2014

Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again reut.rs/127o2hY via @reuters

Oct 22, 2014

The markets are screaming: borrow. Reform alone is no solution for the eurozone: on.ft.com/1FxJdJn #FT

Oct 22, 2014

mission creep. UK spy drones to fly over Syria in fight against Isis: on.ft.com/125cHz4 #FT

Oct 21, 2014

Again...Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain reut.rs/124WAkX via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

Αποψη: Κάθε σχέδιο Β θα οδηγούσε την Ιταλία σε οξεία κρίση - το κομμάτι μου kathimerini.gr/787906

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