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Mario Draghi puts easing back in play on way out, leaving questions to successor

Mario Draghi's ultra-loose monetary policy will outlast his tenure as European Central Bank president. The Italian will finish his eight-year term at the end of October without once having raised ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 19:43:40

Three differences to address in China-US trade

The China-US trade talks have fallen back into a stalemate. The US has pushed a negotiation that was approaching cooperative equilibrium back to a prisoner's dilemma that could harm both ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/10 19:33:40

Economic and trade relations between China and Russia to explore new possibilities

China and Russia agreed on Wednesday to upgrade their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The decision was ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 21:28:39

Trump's visit a reality check as leaving EU will make UK dependent on an erratic ally

Donald Trump's state visit may do Britain a favor – just not in the way he envisages. Even before Air Force One touched down in London last week, the US ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 20:53:39

Baoshang Bank woes a warning of financial risks

Chinese financial regulators announced recently that Inner Mongolia-based Baoshang Bank was taken over for one year starting from May 24 due to serious credit risks. The move is aimed at ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/9 20:38:40

China-Russia economic and trade relations to explore new possibilities

China and Russia agreed on Wednesday to upgrade their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The decision was ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/6 14:40:28

Google and Amazon to be the antitrust appetizers as precedents for future fights

At some point, antitrust investigations of Google and Amazon.com become a no-brainer. As a step in that direction, the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department, which police US competition issues, ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 20:08:40

Fixing domestic issues key to China-US competition

We are now facing an unprecedented historic change. The essence of change is the competition between big powers – currently China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 19:58:39

Allianz picks brave moment to double down on UK amid Brexit, growing competition

Allianz has picked a brave moment to expand in the United Kingdom. The German insurer on Friday announced it was spending 820 million pounds ($1 billion) to bulk up its ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 20:03:40

Austerity more of financial interest tool than solution

Harvard University Professor Alberto Alesina has returned to the debate on budget deficits, austerity, and growth. Back in 2010, Alesina told European finance ministers that “many even sharp reductions of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 19:53:42

Hedge funds see honey in Japan's value traps, but arguing with market forces remains dangerous

Hedge funds see honey in Japan's value traps. Companies from the Land of the Rising Sun dominated pitches at Hong Kong's Sohn Conference on Thursday. They pointed to signs of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 19:02:40

CPEC can withstand questioning, security concerns

The port city of Gwadar in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan, the centerpiece of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been in the limelight recently, as a local five-star ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 18:48:39

In dealing with Facebook, FTC should shun pricey settlement in favor of bigger, riskier move

The US Federal Trade Commission may want to play its biggest, yet riskiest, hand. The US regulator is working with Facebook on a pricey settlement after the social network failed ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 15:58:39

B&R Initiative helps China counter US bullying

The world has been witnessing the difficulty in the US to tame a roaring and increasingly destructive force in the White House.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 15:53:39

Fiat-Renault deal leaves lonesome Peugeot in the dust with few potential M&A suitors

Picture Carlos Tavares alone on a dance floor watching Fiat Chrysler Automobiles embrace his love rival Renault. The lonesome Peugeot chief executive has a few fallback options, but those pairings ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:36:03

China's UHV development offers lessons for US

China's push for power transmission efficiency and smart energy use ought to provoke questions about what other global energy consumers, including the US, are supposed to do to improve energy ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:23:42

Alibaba revisits idea of a Hong Kong market debut, but curiously timed listing could reveal cracks

It could be a tough road back to Hong Kong for Alibaba. Five years after the $400 billion Chinese e-commerce company opted to go public in New York, it is ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 16:08:40

China galvanized to work toward tech independence

Generally speaking, Chinese people belong to an introverted but easy-going tribe long accustomed to the philosophy of win-win relationships and peaceful coexistence – unless they are provoked.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 16:08:40