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Facing investment fatigue, B&R needs sharper focus

The investment enthusiasm from China for Ethiopia seems to be weakening. According to British media, most local business people, diplomats and bankers have stated that a “more cautious attitude” is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 22:43:40

Apple chip maker's M&A bite might be too much to chew as deal could be difficult to fund

A deal between Dialog Semiconductor and US touchscreen group Synaptics makes sense. The question is whether the British iPhone chip maker can pull it off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 20:13:40

Virgin Money a cheap bride in bank wedding, but shareholders may feel shortchanged

Virgin Money has turned out to be an acquiescent bride. The UK lender on Monday agreed to wed larger CYBG in a deal worth 1.7 billion pounds ($2.24 billion). The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 22:58:41

China can learn from Mexico to fight trade war

Mexico, together with Canada and the EU, announced retaliatory measures on June 1 in response to US trade protectionism. The Mexican tariffs target products such as iron, lamps, pork, processed ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 22:58:41

ECB's staggered retreat from QE sensible, but monetary policy still far from normal

A staggered exit from quantitative easing is the most Mario Draghi can do. The European Central Bank said on Thursday it expected to stop adding to its bond portfolio via ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:33:39

FIFA eyes new plan to scoop more profits but backers could end up on losing team

Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, is cooking up a $25 billion payday for soccer's governing body and the sport's top players. However, his financial backers will only make their money ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:43:40

Trump maintains Republican protectionist pedigree

US President Donald Trump's aggressive approach to trade, which was on stark display at the 2018 G7 summit in Quebec, has elicited widespread derision. Critics point out that his tariffs ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:43:40

Musk makes hard decision to axe staff at Tesla but move will offer relief for investors

Tesla's big-ideas man is sweating the small stuff. Chief Executive Elon Musk told employees on Tuesday that the $60 billion electric-car maker will cut 9 percent of its staff, in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 20:38:40

Market complacency harms debtor countries as well

When a spoiled child misbehaves, neither the wicked youth nor the misguided parents are innocent. The same is true of spendthrift countries and the indulgent foreign creditors on whom they ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 20:38:40

World must speed up efforts to prepare for robot era

The World Manufacturing Convention held at the end of last month in Hefei, East China's Anhui Province brought a focus on the revolution the factory sector is undergoing, especially in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:18:39

'Quitaly clause' shows level of anxiety in global markets about risk of Italy leaving eurozone

Italy's new government says it's not quitting the euro. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, speaking to the parliament that gave him the nod earlier this week, said his administration had no ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:13:40

Italian crash out of eurozone looking more likely

The possibility of a populist, Eurosceptic government coming to power in Italy has focused investors' minds like few other events this year. The yield differential, or spread, between Italian and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 20:53:40

BT's next CEO will need to cut dividends in order to tackle longstanding problems

Running BT is like running a gauntlet. The former UK telecoms monopoly has to appease shareholders on one side and politicians and regulators on the other. Gavin Patterson, the outgoing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 20:53:39

Ant's $14b funding haul bucks trend amid uncertain outlook for China's tech stars

Ant Financial's $14 billion haul epitomizes private-capital excess. The eye-popping funding by the Chinese fintech group, unveiled on Friday, cements a $150 billion valuation. It has raised nearly as much ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 21:03:40

B&R offers room for further China-UK cooperation

The UK and China share strong ties and their collaboration on academic and business levels is getting deeper. As China's new round of opening-up continues and the Belt and Road ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 21:03:40

Lenovo faces tough task to bring back glory days after sales slump, 5G controversy

Chinese PC giant Lenovo took the wraps off its new flagship smartphone model last week. It came after a turbulent month, in which the Hong Kong-listed company lost its place ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 20:18:40

Boards under pressure as shareholders speak up

Gone are the days when annual general meeting season – the time of year when executives and directors of publicly traded companies gather to report on their activities, accounts, and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 20:18:39

Next financial crisis will put central banks on the spot

There has been a great deal of concern recently about potential action by the US Congress to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms, enacted in the wake of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:33:44