Renee Cordes

Renee Cordes is The Deal’s correspondent in Brussels, covering competition and other areas of EU regulation as well as corporate news. Her company beats range from banks to beer, as well as food and fashion retail for The Deal and The Street. She also does regular studio interviews and video reports posted on both sites. A Chicago native, Cordes has worked as a business journalist in Europe for more than 15 years at media organizations such as the European Voice in Brussels, Bloomberg News in Frankfurt, and startup business publications in post-Communist Hungary and Poland. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Recent Articles By The Author

AB InBev and SABMiller Shareholders Approve Deal

AB InBev and SABMiller Shareholders Approve Deal

The enlarged company will be known as AB InBev, while the SABMiller name will disappear.

Global Week Ahead: German Business Climate, Eurozone Inflation and Draghi in Brussels

Global Week Ahead: German Business Climate, Eurozone Inflation and Draghi in Brussels

The ECB president is scheduled to share post-Brexit referendum thoughts with EU legislators.

Zara Owner Inditex Outshines H&M With Better-Than-Expected First-Half Sales

Zara Owner Inditex Outshines H&M With Better-Than-Expected First-Half Sales

The world's largest clothing retailer continues to expand into new markets and online.

Richemont Warns of 45% First-Half Operating Profit Slump

Richemont Warns of 45% First-Half Operating Profit Slump

But the Baume & Mercier maker insists it's well positioned, with a strong balance sheet and portfolio of long-established brands.

EU's Vestager Signals Tough Stance On Big Data

EU's Vestager Signals Tough Stance On Big Data

The bloc's top antitrust enforcer pledges to 'keep a close eye' on whether companies control unique data and can use it against rivals.

Monte dei Paschi CEO to Step Down as Bank Courts Investors for Rescue Plan

Monte dei Paschi CEO to Step Down as Bank Courts Investors for Rescue Plan

The board says it aims to find a successor to Fabrizio Viola soon.

AB InBev Gulps Down Craft Brewer in Its Own Belgian Backyard

AB InBev Gulps Down Craft Brewer in Its Own Belgian Backyard

The Budweiser maker will add Triple Karmeliet maker Bosteels to its growing craft business.

Swatch, Richemont Shares Lower Following Barclays Downgrades

Swatch, Richemont Shares Lower Following Barclays Downgrades

Analysts point to industry overcapacity and high inventories but note that consumption is robust, particularly in China.

Barroso's Goldman Sachs Job Questioned by EU Ethics Watchdog

Barroso's Goldman Sachs Job Questioned by EU Ethics Watchdog

EU ombudsman Emily O'Reilly asked EC President Juncker to clarify the EC's position on his predecessor's new job and whether it poses a conflict of interest.

VW Reported to Have Breached Consumer Law in 20 EU Countries

VW Reported to Have Breached Consumer Law in 20 EU Countries

The bloc's consumer commissioner tells Germany's Die Welt newspaper that she has written to national consumer protection watchdogs to find out more.