Rob Cox helped found Breakingviews.com in 2000 in London. From 2004 he spearheaded the publication's expansion in the United States and edited daily Breakingviews columns in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Rob has worked as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo. Rob was named editor in chief of Breakingviews in December 2012, three years after it was acquired by Thomson Reuters. Rob is a frequent contributor to MSNBC and has written opinion pieces on a variety of subjects for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today and other publications. Rob graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont. Follow Rob on Twitter @rob1cox
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It took a near-death experience and flat-lined shares, but Jeff Immelt is ditching banking and returning GE to its industrial roots. The timing works on many levels: asset values are high and lending businesses can be funded. Immelt also keeps a step ahead of prowling activists.
A new Chinese-led financial world order is emerging to challenge the IMF and World Bank. Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are in a way enabling the fledgling framework. The possible competition in the market for national aid money could be worrisome.
It had a chance to buy Heinz two years ago. Instead of securing more of the combined value for itself, it’s now ceding control and renting its balance sheet. While selling to Warren Buffett gives the board cover, it raises questions about the sort of managers shareholders want.
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