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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Though the $2.9 bln price tag is a bit lower than expected, the Japanese brewer’s acquisition of Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime from Mega-Beer clocks in at some 50 times probable EBIT. It’s only justifiable under the demographic logic of the buyer’s shrinking home country.
The media mogul mayor may yet try to be U.S. president. Hands down he’d be the richest contender ever. It would take extreme candidates Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz as nominees for Michael Bloomberg to run. The bigger issue is that he’d have his deep ties to finance to explain.
Mario Greco’s imminent departure from the Trieste insurer to rival Zurich is a direct transfer of Italian talent across the Alpine border. His new employer could use the help. But concerns that Generali’s board was returning to its “salotto buono” days would be worrisome.
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