John Foley is Reuters Breakingviews' U.S. editor. He has previously written and edited from London, Beijing and Hong Kong, and established Breakingviews’ first Asian bureau in 2009, subsequently running the European team from 2015 to 2017. Before joining Breakingviews in 2004, John worked as a copywriter for a London-based advertising agency. He read English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford.
A weed ETF has doubled in price in just over a year, while a Canadian producer has been targeted by an activist because its stock “only” trades at eight times EBITDA. Demand is real and legalization is coming. But online gaming’s sharp correction 12 years ago offers a warning.
A reshuffle by boss-to-be David Solomon puts investment bankers in the three top jobs. It also shifts one of Wall Street’s few openly gay senior executives to a less visible role. But it also reflects Goldman’s changing earnings mix, and Solomon’s intent to make it more balanced.
The city’s commuters already know that its transport system is hanging by a thread. A halted project to build new tunnels underneath the Hudson river shows there are ways to make things better, but maybe not the will. Political squabbling is an obstacle, but not the only one.