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Rob Cox and Breakingviews columnists dig into whether the New York Fed’s asset sales promote prop trading or plain old banking skills.
Feb. 29 – French presidential candidate Francois Hollande’s proposed 75% tax on incomes of over €1 million looks like nonsense, would be unworkable and could damage his credibility say Reuters Breakingviews.
Feb. 29 – Markets should benefit from extra cash as European banks take up around €500 bln in 3-year loans
Feb 28 – Jeffrey Goldfarb and Breakingviews columnists debunk the idea that boards need to pay top dollar because there’s some sort of global war for talent.
Feb. 28 – The closure of two tax loopholes is a setback for Barclays’ “good citizen” image; and the “buy China” autodrive isn’t as unfair as it looks, says Reuters Breakingviews.
Feb 27 – Breakingviews columnists discuss why, in one way, Warren Buffett should take a lead from Rupert Murdoch.
Feb. 27 – European leaders need to recognise that if Europe is to grow then a trade off is needed between long term structural reforms and short term austerity measures says Reuters Breakingviews Hugo Dixon.
Feb. 27 – Scale, diversification & good management helped HSBC in 2011, but the euro zone crisis still looms large; and Alibaba.com shareholders should guard their treasures, says Reuters Breakingviews.