Rob Cox

China, Alibaba, & global deal trends

Watch this video interview with Global Editor in Chief of Reuters Breakingviews Rob Cox, where he talks about covering some of 2014’s biggest stories including China’s emergence, the Alibaba IPO launch, and global deal trends in 2014 and the outlook for this year.

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GM backseat driver

The carmaker’s former restructuring guru and his hedge fund backers want a board seat and an $8 bln buyback.

Rob Cox and Reynolds Holding say the activists deserve a cautious welcome: (more…)

Heard (and seen) around Davos – Wednesday

Swiss police walk along a street near the World Economic Forum venue in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos

Here are some of the most interesting, provocative and salient quotes we heard today around the 2015 World Economic Forum:

“The Swiss National Bank (SNB) was right to abandon its cap on the Swiss franc last week and had no option but to surprise markets when it did so.” – Axel Weber, Chairman of UBS

“Henry Ford would probably approve of two talking points that will course through conversations among this year’s assembly of plutocrats: paying employees more and taxing them less.” – Rob Cox, Editor of Breakingviews (more…)

Heard (and seen) around Davos – Tuesday


Some of the most interesting, provocative and salient quotes we heard around the 2015 World Economic Forum:

“We are young but we want to create more opportunities to bring hope to people suffering” – Andrea Bocelli, Tenor and Founder, Andrea Bocelli Foundation

“We do not want to just define issues; we want to help to create solutions” – Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum

“Supply chains are at risk of becoming the gates from which many modern-day slaves get trapped. This is not just morally wrong; it’s also extremely dangerous for the business” – Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (more…)

Breakingviews Predictions 2015 panel: New York

Roger Altman, Marco Annunziata, Eric Cantor, Bob Diamond and Ruth Porat weigh in on the year ahead at our Predictions 2015 panel in New York. Read our recap of the event or watch the entire panel session below: (more…)

Crystal-gazing with Breakingviews Predictions 2015

Reuters Breakingviews 2015 Predictions panel

On the evening of Jan. 12th, a crowd of financial leaders came to our Times Square office to hear a panel of industry all-stars discuss the “Predictions 2015: Animal Spirits and Crisis Ghosts.” The new ebook, Breakingviews’ latest look into the future, takes on topics such as near-term expectations for the global economy, the impact of low oil prices, M&A, activism and cybersecurity.

Reuters Breakingviews Editor Rob Cox moderated a panel that included: (more…)

Insights into innovation from Silicon Valley

top 100 innovators

Earlier this month Cary Burch hosted Inside Innovation: What It Takes to Win, a panel discussion and question-and-answer session featuring leading innovators across the U.S. The event was held alongside the launch of our Top 100 Global Innovators announcement. Intellectual property leaders, innovators, educators, investors and others joined Thomson Reuters colleagues at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The session featured insights from some of the most innovative minds at top firms and institutions from around the world. They spoke about how innovation fosters economic growth and prosperity and discussed what it takes to succeed in today’s economic environment.

The impressive line-up of panelists included: (more…)

Is doing good a good business?

Rob Cox and Efrat Peled, Chairman and CEO of Arison Investments, discuss the Israeli firm’s focus on projects that are both philanthropic and generate returns for shareholders.

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Reuters Breakingviews Predictions 2014

Reuters Breakingviews Predictions 2014

Breakingviews editor in chief Rob Cox will host a VIP panel discussion on what to expect in the year ahead from global markets, economies and corporate finance.

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Predictions 2014

This new book from Breakingviews examines the year ahead from global markets, economies and corporate finance. Their views have been divvied up into six sections: people and power, money and markets, buys and sells, fees and fortunes, mergers and manias and odds and ends. Click here to find out more.

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Too much innovation? It’s possible

There is such a thing as too much innovation, say executives from L’Oreal and Ford in a conversation with Reuters Breakingviews Editor Rob Cox at the Thomson Reuters Leaders of Innovation panel.