March 19 – Jeffrey Goldfarb and Breakingviews columnists discuss the $45 billion of dividends and buybacks at Apple and whether it really answers the question about the company’s enormous cash hoard.
Mar. 19 – Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has used the absence of serious opposition to push through reform. But his failure to be frank with the electorate could tie his hands in the future.
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Mar. 19 – A touch of normality in the markets is welcome, but is a threat to the edifice of safe haven bonds. Investors must prepare themselves for a big change in investment markets say Reuters Breakingviews.
March 16 – Richard Beales and Breakingviews columnists wonder whether the lack of inflation in the United States means the Nobel prize-winning economist was wrong.
Mar. 16 – Blocking payouts to former bosses, including ex-CEO Eric Daniels, lacks consistency. Plus – why Spain should get an additional seat at the ECB.
Mar. 16 – Princeling Bo Xilai’s sacking doesn’t expose cracks in the political system – it shows party unity ahead of this year’s leadership shuffle, says Reuters Breakingviews.
March 15 – Rob Cox and Breakingviews editors discuss how bonuses for top executives at the publisher of the New York Times newspaper reward sub-standard performance.
Mar. 15 – Probes into alleged interest rate manipulation have exposed the guesswork in Libor; And, there’s little for HSBC to gain from the BoCom crash, says Reuters Breakingviews.