Vincent Flasseur

Breakingviews - Fiat’s Renault offer was fairer than it looked

13 Jun 2019

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - You don’t always know what you have until it’s gone. Renault investors who called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ 15.3 billion euro merger offer stingy will recognise this sentiment.

Breakingviews - Three key indicators to watch like a hawk in 2019

02 Jan 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Want to know whether there’s going to be a U.S. recession, a flare-up in the trade war, or a spate of corporate implosions? You could stay glued to the news and social media. Or, if you have better things to do, just stay focused on these three proxy indicators.

Breakingviews - Numbers add up to Germany retaining World Cup

29 May 2018

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Soccer is a simple game, the England striker Gary Lineker once remarked. “Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win.” The quip was on the mark four years ago, when Germany beat Argentina to lift the World Cup in Brazil. If hard numbers have any predictive power, it will once again prove correct when the battle for the sport’s ultimate trophy reaches its climax in Russia this summer.

Gold, bonds and Brazil shine brightest in stormy quarter

31 Mar 2016

LONDON Gold, government bonds and assets in Brazil have been the standout winners during a stormy start to the year that has battered the dollar, the pound and Japanese and Chinese stocks.

GRAPHIC-Fragile Five economies now less so; risks rise for Gulf six

06 Dec 2015

LONDON, Dec 6 Emerging economies not long ago deemed at risk of crisis are seeing steady balance of payments improvements, while for oil exporters in the Gulf and elsewhere once-mighty cash surpluses have all but melted away.

GRAPHICS-Russian, Indian reserves rise in Q2

14 Jul 2015

LONDON, July 14 Russian hard currency reserves posted their first quarterly increase since 2013 in the March-June period, while Indian reserves hit record highs.

GRAPHIC-Safety came with negative yields on euro bond rollercoaster

29 Jun 2015

LONDON, June 29 The only euro zone government bonds that preserved investors' capital in the first half of the year were the short-dated ones that carry negative yields, Thomson Reuters Datastream data showed.

GRAPHIC-With falling lira/dollar exchange rate, Turkey has the worst of both worlds

24 Apr 2015

LONDON, April 24 The Turkish lira's fall to record lows has ramped up the cost of repaying predominantly dollar-denominated external debt while failing to deliver any boost to exports, which remain focused on Europe with its weak currency.

GRAPHIC-Euro zone default insurance markets see little contagion from Greece

16 Apr 2015

LONDON, April 16 Default insurance markets show no obvious concern at the growing risk that Greece will leave the euro zone, suggesting investors can now contemplate a future for the currency union without Athens.

GRAPHIC-With Euro zone bonds, going long is better than going south

19 Mar 2015

LONDON, March 19 Investors who took the extra risk of holding longer-dated euro zone bonds at the start of the year are being better rewarded than those who took the risk of seeking higher yields in lower-rated debt, data shows.

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