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New approach needed for property market bubble

Against a backdrop of strict home purchase restrictions, China’s real estate market appeared to reach a turning point in May. In the first five months of 2017, property investment in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 21:48:39

Measures to curb overseas M&As are overdue

China’s aggressive overseas mergers and acquisitions (M&As) will very likely slow down significantly in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:18:40

MSCI inclusion may only represent a small start but great things could lie ahead

Everything starts out small. It will be the same with China’s role with MSCI, with the US index provider having decided on Wednesday to include A shares in its widely ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:13:40

Diplomatic ties with China increasingly attractive

Panama recently established formal diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). A joint communiqué issued by China and Panama recognizes the PRC as the only legitimate government representing ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 23:08:40

Diplomatic ties with Panama a huge boost for B&R

The news that Panama and China had opened diplomatic relations came as no surprise. When the expanded Panama Canal reopened in June 2016, the first ship to go through it ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 22:53:39

Action needed on diminished status of China's agriculture

Having devoted myself to the agriculture industry, there are some things I have learned and that I want to share.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 21:13:40

Asia’s buyouts are priced for unlikely perfection and slowdown could wreak havoc

Nosebleed prices on Asian buyouts leave little room for error. The region is awash with private-equity money. Yet big targets are relatively scarce. Acquisitions, especially in ultra-pricey China, will only ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 21:13:39

How can China maximize digital benefits in new era?

Editor’s Note: Innovative business models matter considerably for an increasingly platform-based global economy, which seems to be particularly the case in China where indigenous digital platforms have risen to global prominence. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 19:18:39

Amazon places large bet on grocery market, investors in rival firms run for cover

Amazon.com just bought its way to the top of the food chain. The e-commerce titan is going whole hog for US groceries with the $13.7 billion acquisition of upscale chain ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 18:53:39

Crackdown on shadow lending working but overreliance on banks becoming a risk

Chinese firms are running low on funding options. A regulatory crackdown on a surge in shadow lending is starting to bear fruit, central bank data shows. Yet corporate bond issuance ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 18:38:39

India and Pakistan membership a challenge for SCO

China has taken over the rotating presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and is scheduled to host the next summit in June 2018 in China. Earlier this month, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/17 15:12:10

Cooling home market offers chance to clinch a deal

The surge in home prices in China’s mega cities, Beijing and Shenzhen in particular, has paused, following a sharp rise last year, and this offers a brief window for would-be ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 20:48:39

China and India can use B&R to defend globalization

The 1st Belt and Road International Forum for Co-operation, held in Beijing in mid-May is considered to have been a historic event for Eurasia. But now there is another hot ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 22:18:39

China needs real AI innovation, not profit-seeking

Some bizarrely embarrassing mistakes spotted in a high-profile artificial intelligence (AI) presentation by Baidu last week might have thrown some much-needed cold water on China’s AI fever, amid concerns of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 19:23:39

Sterling’s post-election blues will be slow to lift, with uncertainty set to continue

British voters are their currency’s worst enemy. An election that produced no clear winner has knocked sterling lower, nearly a year after it was pummeled by a UK vote to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 19:23:39

Brazilian spending cap is not a sustainable solution

Brazil’s economy has been in free fall, a casualty of years of economic mismanagement and the vast corruption scandal that has engulfed the country’s political and business establishment, and which ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 20:48:39

Startling Alibaba growth forecasts suggest Jack Ma’s data ambitions are on the right track

Jack Ma Yun’s big data ambitions have gotten a stamp of approval from investors. Shares in Alibaba rocketed up 13 percent on Thursday – the group’s biggest daily rise since ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 20:48:39

SCO will not be used by China to intervene in Indo-Pakistan disputes

The entry of India and Pakistan into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is likely to bring a series of changes to the organization and even to the fragile geopolitical landscape ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/9 9:41:51