Robert is Assistant Editor of Reuters Breakingviews, based in London. He has a special focus on investment, writing about it on a global basis. Robert worked for The Times, in London, in a variety of writing and editing capacities from 1998 to 2010. For nearly 10 years he edited the newspaper’s daily Tempus investment column. He was also deputy business editor, acting business editor, a leader writer, the chief obituaries writer and a news editor in the home affairs department. Prior to joining The Times, Robert worked on The Independent and the London Evening Standard. His most recent book is called The Unwritten Laws of Finance and Investment (Profile, 2010). As a part-time lecturer, Robert led the financial journalism specialism at The City University in London in 10 academic years between 1995 and 2007. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertCole7
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The Budweiser brewer may sell SAB’s Peroni and Grolsch labels to speed antitrust clearances, reports say. The Molson venture in the U.S. has already gone and China may demand disposals. AB InBev will retain some gems, but the SABMiller empire could soon be unrecognizable.
Shares in the UK postal service rose 6 pct on Nov. 19. Half-year revenue was flat but Royal Mail is squeezing costs. Hats off to CEO Moya Greene. Through old-fashioned hard work, the business is looking more and more sustainable. Still, the headwinds are unrelenting.
The financial implications flowing from the Paris atrocities are of a second or third order. Still, lower volumes, and increased security and energy costs, will squeeze margins. Good companies and responsible investors will accept these as a necessary cost of doing business.
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