BREAKINGVIEWS AVAILABLE ON REUTERS

London - Reuters, the global information, news and technology group, announced today that breakingviews, Europe's leading financial commentary service, is now available via its services including the flagship desktop product Reuters 3000 Xtra.

breakingviews provides award-winning analysis on breaking financial stories across Europe. Its hallmark is concise, punchy, financially-sophisticated commentary. In April 2001 it became the first online publication to win the
prestigious Business Journal of the Year award from the Harold Wincott
foundation.

A free trial of the breakingviews service is available to Reuters customers
until 12 April 2002. Customers can access it via their Reuters service by
entering the breakingviews code, BVW, and hitting the news key.

Hugo Dixon, editor and chairman of breakingviews, said: "Our views and Reuters news make a winning combination. We are delighted to join forces to offer customers a convenient new way of receiving breakingviews."

Paul Hansford, Head of Premium Desktop, Reuters: " breakingviews award winning analysis and commentary is an invaluable service for anyone watching and involved in the financial markets. We are delighted to be able to offer the service to our customers. By combining specialist data services with Reuters leading news and information in this way, Reuters 3000 Xtra provides financial professionals with high quality market information all within a single service."

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