Peter Thal Larsen
Peter is Asia Editor of Reuters Breakingviews, based in Hong Kong. He oversees coverage of financial services and regulation. Prior to joining Reuters, Peter spent 10 years at the Financial Times. From 2004 to 2009 he was the FT’s banking editor, leading the paper’s award-winning coverage of global banking during the credit crunch. Between 2000 and 2004 Peter reported for the FT from New York. He played a leading role in the paper’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. A Dutch national, Peter has degrees from Bristol University and the London School of Economics. Follow Peter on Twitter @Peter_TL
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Britain’s referendum decision is an unwelcome blow to an already fragile world economy, but the real change is that it forces companies and investors to reconsider other once-remote risks. A Donald Trump presidency or the break-up of the euro zone may deserve more consideration.
Heir apparent Nikesh Arora is quitting after Masayoshi Son opted to keep the reins at the Japanese tech group. In just two years, the ex-Googler was paid over $200 mln and spent billions. The succession mess leaves SoftBank and its mercurial founder as hard to read as ever.
China’s top property developer wants to buy land from Shenzhen’s metro operator for $6.9 bln in stock. If approved, this would help Vanke see off an unwanted suitor. Diluting existing shareholders is hardly investor-friendly, but vetoing the deal would not do much good either.
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