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Foreign firms can benefit from 'Made in China 2025'

Many wonder if 2019 will see an end to the “Made in China 2025” initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 21:08:15

Italian grudge may steer Vivendi's M&A mandate in one of Europe's biggest deals of 2019

“It's just business” may be difficult for Vincent Bolloré to utter. Vivendi, the media group he controls, is sore about the work JPMorgan did with activist investor Elliott Advisors in ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 17:43:40

Trump's dealmaking looks far from artful as US political infighting on wall funding drags on

US President Donald Trump has started another war of sorts – this time at home. Congress rejected the US president's demands to fund a southern border barrier, so on Friday ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 15:13:39

History has lessons about the Brexit brain drain

Should the United Kingdom go through with its withdrawal from the European Union, one of the most severe unintended consequences will probably be the exodus of a significant share of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 15:08:39

Ryanair CEO's huge share options in reach if he doubles the airline's profits by 2024

Ryanair is notorious for keeping costs low, but its chief executive's new incentive scheme is anything but frugal. The budget airline has granted Michael O'Leary share options that could be ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 16:18:40

Jumbo reality check frees Airbus to churn out greener, nimbler two-engine planes

European politicians, as well as passengers who appreciate more leg room, will lament Airbus sounding the death-knell of the A380. Few others will shed a tear for the gas-guzzling behemoth. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 17:23:39

New pension system will mobilize Chinese economy

High quality development requires lower pension plan expenses. If pension reform is carried out correctly, it would provide the Chinese economy with a real opportunity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 17:18:39

Banks resisting credit cards max-out might be negative for economic stimulus but prudent

Chinese banks are wise to resist maxing out their credit cards. Lenders have issued hundreds of millions of them to local consumers, facilitating debt-fuelled shopping sprees. It's a lucrative but ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 18:53:40

China, US need to build rapport in space programs

After Chang'e-4 lunar probe successfully landed on the far side of the Moon, there has been considerable discussion among the US scientific community as to whether the US should embark ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 17:03:05

Pinduoduo's moment for calm may be short-lived, facing fiercer competition from Alibaba

Pinduoduo's search for calm will go on. Even by Chinese tech company standards, the $31 billion e-commerce outfit, which pushes group discounts on everything from fresh produce to clothes, has ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 16:58:40

Is it necessary to kill all financial innovation from shadow banking in China?

Frankly speaking, I don't think the rapid decline in China's economic growth that started in the second half of 2018, will easily stop or even slow, although there have been ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 15:58:39

Sputtering Societe Generale, undone by its own complacency, transforms to grow

Frédéric Oudéa needs a new name for his strategic plan, Transform to Grow. Given the Société Générale chief executive's admission that the French bank must restructure to stand still on ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 15:53:39

Sony's record share buyback misses the big picture as smartphone business worsens

Sony's blockbuster share splurge misses the big picture. On Friday, Japan's $55-billion electronics giant said it would repurchase 100 billion yen ($911 million) worth of its shares. This announcement was ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 15:35:35

China's new innovation board needs to shun fake, unproven technologies

China's stock market authorities have moved to solicit public opinion on a set of newly-revealed rules to manage the country's maiden technology and innovation board, at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 15:28:39

Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart get caught as India is tightening retail regulation

Online shopping baskets in India are about to get lighter. Amazon and Walmart will be limited to operating a marketplace and prevented from acting as retailers under stricter rules which ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 19:03:39

China's central bank bill swap different from QE

The People's Bank of China (PBC), the country's central bank, announced last month the creation of the central bank bills swap (CBS) aimed at supporting commercial lender's perpetual bond sales. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/8 11:20:48

China, US need to build trust in space

After Chang'e-4 lunar probe successfully landed on the far side of the Moon, there has been considerable discussion among the US scientific community as to whether the US should embark ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/5 12:16:07

Is GDP an obsolete tool in an era of social well-being, innovation and change?

As the world scrutinized China's macroeconomic performance in 2018, concerns of a potential drop in the GDP growth rate made many economists fear about a slowdown of the world's second ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 20:33:40