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Toys R Us Asia deal will be far from child's play amid problematic market changes

Toys R Us has some growing up to do in Asia. The bankrupt US toy seller has drawn bids of over $1 billion for its Asian unit. The business' next ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 22:13:40

US protectionism won't hold back China's rise

The “Development of Emerging Economies Annual Report 2018” released at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in 2018 shows that from 2009 to 2017, the protectionist measures implemented by ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 22:13:40

China's firms need robust response to IPR accusations

On the issue of intellectual property rights, the US has excessively demonized China's image. On March 22, 2018, US President Donald Trump signed a memorandum accusing China of intellectual property ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:58:39

Busting EU sport cartel lines already fat pockets as consumers lose out again

As consumers lose out again, antitrust investigators may have found a rare example of a cartel that helps consumers. Groups including Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox were raided on Tuesday ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:53:40

Will US be able to deal with next financial crisis?

Later this century, when economic historians compare the “Great Recession” that started in 2007 with the Great Depression that started in 1929, they will arrive at two basic conclusions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 20:13:41

Bayer investors get unwelcome antitrust present as Monsanto deal moves ahead

Bayer and Monsanto's two-year regulatory saga is almost over. The drug and crop-science groups struck a deal with antitrust regulators at the US Department of Justice, according to the Wall ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 20:08:40

Will US lawmakers decide Facebook is too big for Zuckerberg to handle?

Washington lawmakers are fond of grandstanding, especially when they get the chance to grill a hapless executive. When US congressional members interviewed Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday and Wednesday, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 23:03:42

China will continue on reform path despite trade woes

Amid concerns over a damaging trade war between the world's two largest economies, the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) opened Sunday in Boao, a town in the island province ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 20:43:39

Rail strikes will test French appetite for Europe as Macron's rail reforms hit resistance

President Emmanuel Macron has a lot to lose if French voters turn against his railway reform plans. So may the Europe Union. Any backlash against the overhaul of the French ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 20:33:40

Learning Chinese key to success of CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) initiative. The B&R is the largest initiative of its kind in recent history. It ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 22:43:43

Reduced numbers of Chinese visitors to the US can hit nerve tariffs don't reach

The fact that South Dakota's official visitor website is available in Chinese speaks volumes about the links between China and the US. Levies on Chinese TVs and microscopes, and US ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 22:43:41

Chinese firms can tap into Angola's market

Crude oil exports have always been a pillar of Angola's economy, and declines in oil prices have resulted in a significant reduction in Angola's fiscal revenue. International development agencies have ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 22:18:40

Spotify's direct listing piles risk upon risk amid fears over tech valuations

Music streamer Spotify's direct listing was unusual enough already, without coming as specific fears over Facebook and Amazon are spilling over into wider tech valuations. On April 3, the Swedish firm ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 20:13:39

Quitting Iran deal will jeopardize regional stability

US President Donald Trump has been threatening to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. On January 12, Trump claimed in a statement “I am waiving the application of certain nuclear ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 18:58:40

Facebook's size is its other looming problem as its social contract comes unstuck

Facebook's social contract is coming unstuck. Its users provide massive amounts of data, which the company uses to sell advertising. In return, it provides a free service. The same is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 18:28:40

Do tech companies need tighter oversight?

In the wake of recent high-profile tech scares, such as a fatality involving an Uber self-driving car and Facebook's alleged mishandling of users' personal data, stricter regulation of the industry ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 17:43:40

Chinese food-to-taxis app offers half-baked IPO as it wages campaigns on all fronts

Meituan-Dianping needs more time in the oven before it is fit for public consumption. The Chinese takeaways-to-taxis startup has selected banks to help it prepare for a Hong Kong listing, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 17:43:39

Benchmark-tracking investment riskier than it looks

Inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) approached $500 billion last year, according to ETF.com. Even with February's market ructions, another $64 billion arrived in just the first two months of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 18:58:40