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Chinese companies should seize 17+1 opportunity to explore Croatian market

Chinese businesses need to seize the opportunity of the 17+1 format to explore the Croatian market to contribute to prosperity and stability of both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 14:33:40

Share surge is a bet China is back on track with stock investors encouraged by lending rebound

The world's second biggest economy may be getting back on track, at least judging by the 35 percent rise in the benchmark CSI300 index so far this year. Growth may ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 14:28:40

China-EU tech links can mend tech world's split

Closer tech links between China and Europe, a trend that's already catching on, could be the smartest way to mend the tech world which has been split apart by the ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 19:08:41

Alliances in emerging markets leave Uber tangled in competitive knots with local partners and rivals

Uber's tangled alliances are getting messier. The US ride-hailing giant's imminent IPO, set to value it at as much as $100 billion, has laid out details of deals struck in ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 19:03:41

US has to review aggressive stance as China triumphs

After a dismal February, China's dollar-denominated exports rebounded with growth of 14.2 percent in March. Total trade contracted by 1.5 percent to $1.03 trillion for the first quarter of 2019 ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 19:18:40

Banco Santander makes shareholders of Mexican subsidiary a $2.9b offer that's hard not to refuse

Banco Santander has made shareholders in its Mexican unit a proposal they can refuse. The Spanish bank on Friday offered investors in Santander Mexico the chance to swap their shares ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 19:13:40

A $100b IPO price tag could give Uber extra mileage in a long race against losses and rivals like Lyft

A $100 billion price tag is still in Uber Technologies' driving range. The ride-hailing app just released the prospectus for its initial public offering, which could value it at about ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 19:13:40

Expectations run high for 2nd Belt and Road Forum

The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in late April in Beijing. This summit will be highly important in terms of its participation and depth ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 19:08:40

China's residency relaxation needs to prevent talent drain

China's National Development and Reform Commission announced it would relax restrictions on hukou, the country's household registration system. To promote mobility of people, relaxing hukou is a crucial step in ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:38:40

Hedge fund's second appearance could help slim Sony down into a nimbler company

Dan Loeb's second appearance at Sony may be just what the Japanese conglomerate needs. The American activist's return as an investor in the $60 billion PlayStation-maker provides a catalyst for ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 18:33:40

China's residency relaxation needs policy to prevent rural talent drain

China's National Development and Reform Commission announced it would relax restrictions on hukou, the country's household registration system. To promote mobility of people, relaxing hukou is a crucial step in ...
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/4/12 20:29:07

Planned cuts to SocGen just a start as trading unit might need radical restructuring

“I trade therefore I lose.” This version of René Descartes' famous maxim is probably not what Société Générale had in mind when naming its proprietary trading unit after the 17th ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 16:13:40

India's demographic dividend may risk turning into a time bomb

If India cannot speed up reforms to create employment opportunities and accumulate national wealth, then after two or three decades, it will face disastrous consequences as the population ages. At ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 16:13:40

What is the truth about the Indian economy?

India will kick off a six-week-long election starting Thursday. As the election nears, the debate over the Indian economic situation has revved up. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 16:12:26

Shareholders will bear the costs as more countries pass laws regulating online content

Tech companies and open-internet campaigners think of the web as a neutral, global platform. That vision may become a relic of the past as countries including Britain and Australia speed ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 16:08:40

Saudi Aramco is big, but not big enough when it comes to hitting target valuation

Saudi Aramco is enormous – staggeringly so. Yet by one measure that matters a lot – the $2 trillion valuation envisaged by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – it's still ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 15:58:40

AI governance opens Pandora's box of questions

On the sidelines of the last World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Singapore's minister of communications and information quietly announced the launch of the world's first national framework for governing ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 15:58:39

Stockpiled inventories and weaker demand are two clouds eclipsing Samsung investors' silver lining

Samsung Electronics investors seem to be focused on the silver linings rather than two big clouds. South Korea's $270 billion semiconductor manufacturer already flagged a dismal first quarter because of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 15:20:17