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Type of site
Financial journalism website
Available inEnglish
OwnerThomson Reuters
Created by
EditorRob Cox

Breakingviews is Reuters' brand for financial commentary. The company was founded in 1999 as and was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009.[1]


Breakingviews was founded in 1999 by Hugo Dixon, a former editor of the Financial Times' Lex column, and his colleague Jonathan Ford.[2] It launched its website in July 2000. In 2001, the site became the first online business journal to win a Harold Wincott award,[3] and its columnists have won numerous awards since then.

In 2005, the site launched a United States edition, led by founding editor Rob Cox. On January 1, 2007 the Wall Street Journal syndicated the service for a daily column on the back page of the "Money and Investing" section and After Rupert Murdoch's News Corp bought Dow Jones, the parent of the Journal, the Breakingviews newspaper column moved to the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times), and to the Daily Telegraph in the U.K.

Thomson Reuters bought the company in 2009 for about $20 million, according to news reports at the time.[4][5]

Reuters announced in October 2012 that Dixon would step down as global editor-in-chief of Breakingviews, to be succeeded by Rob Cox.[6][7]


In addition to Breakingviews columns carried in major news publications around the world, they have appeared in Fortune magazine,, Económico (Portugal), Le Monde (France), Handelsblatt (Germany), NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands), Caijing (China), The Business Times (Singapore), The National (United Arab Emirates), Kauppalehti (Finland), El Pais and Cinco Dias (Spain), l'Agefi (Switzerland), La Stampa (Italy), Business Standard (India) and other leading print and online outlets.

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  1. ^ "Press Release | Investor Relations | Thomson Reuters". Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ Ross Sorkin, Andrew (7 August 2000). "Cloak, dagger and mouse: a columnist defects to the web". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  3. ^ "The Wincott Foundation Awards". Retrieved 17 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Allen, Katie. "Thomson Reuters to buy Breakingviews for £13m". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  5. ^ Adams, Russell. "Thomson Reuters Agrees to Buy Breakingviews". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Press releases". Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Press release: 17 October 2012". 17 October 2012. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.