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

Unilever Looks to Dollar Shave Club to Gain Edge on Rivals

Unilever Looks to Dollar Shave Club to Gain Edge on Rivals

The Anglo-Dutch group is reportedly paying $1 billion for the 3.2-million-member club that peddles bargain-priced razors and male personal grooming products.

Rémy Cointreau Asia Pacific Sales Blip Nothing to Fret About as China Recovers

Rémy Cointreau Asia Pacific Sales Blip Nothing to Fret About as China Recovers

The world's No. 3 cognac maker says a first-quarter sales drop in the region is "not representative" of full-year expectations.

Brexit Survival Tips for Companies: Patents, Trademarks, Customs and Tariffs

Brexit Survival Tips for Companies: Patents, Trademarks, Customs and Tariffs

Catriona Hatton talks about regulatory and other issues companies should brace for after the U.K. leaves the European Union.

EC Announces Monster $3.2 Billion Fine for Truckmakers Including Daimler, Volvo

EC Announces Monster $3.2 Billion Fine for Truckmakers Including Daimler, Volvo

An EC probe uncovered collusion on price fixing and on passing on the costs of compliance with stricter emissions rules.

The Business of Blossoms: Why Dealmaking is Flourishing in the Global Floral Sector

The Business of Blossoms: Why Dealmaking is Flourishing in the Global Floral Sector

The Deal's Renee Cordes looks at the changes sweeping through the global floral industry and the dealmaking frenzy it's inspiring.

ZEW German Sentiment Hurt by Brexit Uncertainty, Falls Unexpectedly

ZEW German Sentiment Hurt by Brexit Uncertainty, Falls Unexpectedly

German sentiment gauge is now at its lowest level since November 2012.

Akzo Nobel Shares Down on 'Uncertain' 2016 Outlook

Akzo Nobel Shares Down on 'Uncertain' 2016 Outlook

The Dutch maker of coatings and paints expects deflationary pressures and currency headwinds to continue.

Media Tycoon Wins Bidding War for Italian Publisher

Media Tycoon Wins Bidding War for Italian Publisher

The former aide to Silvio Berlusconi secures nearly 49% of RCS MediaGroup.

Europe's Week Ahead: ECB in Frankfurt, Boris Goes to Brussels

Europe's Week Ahead: ECB in Frankfurt, Boris Goes to Brussels

Central bankers meet in Frankfurt for the first time since the Brexit referendum, while EU foreign ministers hold their first meeting since Boris Johnson was named British Foreign Secretary.

Swatch Warns That First-Half Profit Will Halve, or Worse

Swatch Warns That First-Half Profit Will Halve, or Worse

A strong Swiss franc dents sales in key markets.