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Reuters Breakingviews columnist for airlines, Africa, telecoms and lots in between

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@AntonEberhard
Anton Eberhard
3 days ago
All the coal majors in South Africa have now sold to new black-owned miners. Empowerment? No! They’re off-loading long term liabilities as the world decarbonizes and mine environmental rehabilitation obligations near. This won’t end well https://t.co/6UNCNuE6sN
@BDliveSA
Business Day
3 days ago
Exxaro sells three coal mining operations to BEE group https://t.co/CNRm1wkLkG
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Ed Cropley
3 days ago
Shurely witticism? - Ed https://t.co/wu8ZqTcV3y
@BakerLuke
Luke Baker
3 days ago
Surely it should be “Britishisms” even if I get the play on criticism. But also, how infuriating. What’s not to understand about “from next month” and it’s shorter. Ambiguity of to table/shelve I can understand. Also, practice and practise are different parts of speech aggghhhh https://t.co/4e1IaFb89n
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Ed Cropley
6 days ago
For Americans or Brits, Zarganar is Myanmar's equivalent of John Oliver. The generals have been scared of his biting wit for years. https://t.co/qO69Npx21k https://t.co/CnitvJjGCf
@AP
The Associated Press
6 days ago
Authorities in Myanmar have arrested the country’s best-known comedian as they continue to crack down on people they accuse of helping incite nationwide protests against February’s military coup. https://t.co/H2R3p61QEf
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Ed Cropley
6 days ago
Remember that Mozambique's leaders have already mortgaged $2 bln of future gas revenues via a corrupt 'tuna bond'. And now most of the gas revenues may not happen at all. https://t.co/nXWbYGCGA3
@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
6 days ago
Mozambique’s gas loss could be green energy’s gain https://t.co/e9DMoDxnvN @gfhay @edwardcropley https://t.co/wjSio42FUR
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@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
10 days ago
Book review: In feting Rwanda’s ex-guerrilla president, donors and investors ignored autocracy and murder. Michela Wrong’s “Do Not Disturb” will make uncomfortable reading for his international cheerleaders, says @edwardcropley. https://t.co/CzLsJBkTbw https://t.co/8AyzhcffCk
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@jsphctrl
Joseph Cotterill
13 days ago
Joe Hanlon: “The whole gas gamble was bet on a promise of security, and Nyusi - and Mozambique - lost the bet.” Yes, on the other hand these companies have managed to work in lots of dangerous places, but I’m finding it hard to disagree. https://t.co/MIFbgaXQ6R
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Ed Cropley
14 days ago
Sun and wind currently providing 63% of UK electricity, price of which is -£61/MWh... https://t.co/mUj28V5g4Q
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@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
18 days ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan abruptly sacked central bank chief Naci Agbal, forcing investors to contemplate the effects on other emerging markets. @dasha_reuters and @edwardcropley join @peter_tl to discuss. Listen here: https://t.co/9OXshJrVsA https://t.co/C2YF4n3ROg
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@Reuters
Reuters
18 days ago
From @Breakingviews: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan abruptly sacked central bank chief Naci Agbal, forcing investors to contemplate the effects on other emerging markets. @dasha_reuters and @edwardcropley join @peter_tl to discuss. Listen here https://t.co/xDaSo6g93J
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Ed Cropley
20 days ago
... in a memo sent on a Sunday evening. Could it not have waited 12 hours? https://t.co/dEgWH7eSb4
@humenm
Neil Hume
20 days ago
David Solomon commits to Saturdays off for Goldman Sachs bankers https://t.co/Nr17N4p2Yi via @financialtimes https://t.co/XIzRoTZdJ4
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@Reuters
Reuters
24 days ago
From @Breakingviews: Naspers continues to trade at a discount to its $239 billion stake in Tencent. Its inability and unwillingness to sell are enduring factors. An outsize weight on the Johannesburg bourse is easier to fix, write @edwardcropley @peter_tl https://t.co/FyNEQxxws1
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Ed Cropley
a month ago
Another funding worrying for #SouthAfrica and @tito_mboweni? https://t.co/27NUeY7iZL
@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
a month ago
South Africa enters greener bond-market crosshairs https://t.co/liXctLEIB2 @edwardcropley https://t.co/HumOUhjrdM
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Ed Cropley
a month ago
Presumably Hannity, Carlson et al. will be watching ITV's share price with interest. https://t.co/McKfqJXEro
@StevenKraus
Steven Kraus
a month ago
@Reuters @Breakingviews @piersmorgan @edwardcropley Can you imagine what would happen to Fox if Hannity and Carlson were dumped? Although Murdoch doesn't need the money and donors would definitely hold their noses while donating, a GoFundMe could be organized to compensate Murdoch to keep them off the air permanently.
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Ed Cropley
a month ago
Not quite as bad as Malawian Pres. Bingu wa Mutharika, who was flown to South Africa for "medical treatment" despite being DOA in a Lilongwe hospital. https://t.co/NG395GQzp0
@dan_omanga
Dr Duncan Omanga,
a month ago
"His government (had) remained adamant against enforcing public health measures such as wearing face masks...sources indicated that the leader has been on a ventilator (in Nairobi hospital)" https://t.co/vI8tQxagQC
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@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
a month ago
Running BT’s board of directors has never been for the faint-hearted, juggling the demands of customers, the government, shareholders and others. It’s in everybody’s interest that BT finds a heavy hitter, writes @edwardcropley: https://t.co/EEL4IYeIDG https://t.co/66dgUclEqH
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@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
a month ago
The prospect of persistent travel restrictions is threatening to write off a second peak tourism season for Europe’s airlines. Despite seemingly plump financial cushions, carriers may do well to load up on liquidity while they can, writes @edwardcropley: https://t.co/lsOslEQ2zv https://t.co/HsYyYL9XCJ
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@neiLmunshi
neiL Munshi
5 months ago
There's a massive statue of King Leopold II next to the Royal Palace in Brussels. When post-George Floyd protests against racism, police brutality and Belgium's horrific exploitation of Congo erupted this summer, demonstrators came for him. THREAD (1/n) https://t.co/8Px7q6H7eJ
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Ed Cropley
2 months ago
Should be required reading for every Brit who thinks a few railway lines across India and Africa made imperialism OK. https://t.co/c8nmmVVbS3
@Breakingviews
ReutersBreakingviews
2 months ago
As @Sathnam argues in his timely “Empireland”, the collective amnesia over Britain's often-dark colonial past underpins the jingoism that helped spawned policy disasters from Suez to Brexit. @edwardcropley writes: https://t.co/9XqiHGkEpP https://t.co/khaVzigU8E
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