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Chinese selfie IPO only works assuming future successes in sales and advertising

China’s selfie IPO only looks good in a certain light. Meitu wants a valuation of up to $5.2 billion in its Hong Kong initial public offering, the city’s biggest tech ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/1 21:58:39

The politics of job polarization from globalization

A core problem in the US today – reflected in Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election last month – is that too many Americans feel helpless and insecure in ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/30 23:43:40

Samsung Electronics sets cautious tone with activist investor Elliott Management

Samsung Electronics has set a cautious tone with activist investor Elliott Management. The South Korean conglomerate says it will consider using a holding company structure. It’s a measured but welcome ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/30 22:08:39

China’s place in unfolding global virtual reality war

China’s restrictions on consoles in the mainland may hamper the entry of the PlayStation VR there but the brand recognition of Samsung or Sony are difficult to overcome. In order ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 21:53:39

S&P faces Catch-22 over decision to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign debt

Standard & Poor’s faces a classic Catch-22 in deciding whether to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign debt. All things being equal, S&P would use a December 2 review to become the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 21:43:39

Chinese businesses need to address difficulties as more companies go global

In 2015, China’s outbound direct investment grew by 18.3 percent year-on-year to $145.7 billion, entering a golden era and for the first time ranking second globally. China also became a ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/28 20:33:39

What the declining pound means for UK policy

I know from my 32 years in finance that the weird world of foreign-exchange markets can sometimes defy comprehension, and that trying to estimate sterling’s baseline equilibrium value can be ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/28 20:28:39

Ongoing presidential scandal can spur corporate governance reform at Korea Inc

There is a silver lining for investors in the deepening political crisis in South Korea. Popular fury over a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye could give her successor a mandate ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 20:18:39

The triple-T conundrum: Trump, trade and the TPP

With the election of Donald Trump as US president it is now obvious that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has totally collapsed. The TPP includes the US and eleven ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 20:18:39

Malaysia can be an ASEAN entry-point for Alibaba

Alibaba Group is an authority in the e-commerce sector with solid global brand recognition. Governments and multinational corporations have been seeking insight in implementing digital technology from Jack Ma, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 21:48:39

Potential US visa changes under Trump presidency could be ugly for Indian IT firms

Things could get ugly for Indian IT firms in the new world order. US President-elect Donald Trump says he will investigate all abuses of visas for skilled foreign workers. His ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 21:43:39

Smartphones could drive de-cashing in India

On November 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that all RS500 ($7.30) and RS1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi series would be invalid as a form of legal tender ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 19:33:39

Trump’s crony capitalism jars with Modi’s efforts to clean up the same at home

Donald Trump is not helping Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to call time on crony capitalism. The US president-elect met with Indian developers of Trump Towers Pune in New ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 19:33:39

Through the Himalayas, a rail route to prosperity

A regular weekly rail delivering freight from Lanzhou in Gansu province to Kathmandu in Nepal began operating on October 31. Of course, for the moment the railway itself only runs ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 22:03:40

China strives to balance trade with Latin America

From November 17 to 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a week-long visit to three Latin American countries – Ecuador, Peru and Chile. During the trip, he also attended ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 21:23:39

UK watchdog turns screw on besieged fund managers with interim findings

Britain is turning the screw on embattled asset managers. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has criticized weak competition and proposed remedies that could lower earnings and pay. Given the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 21:18:39

The need to argue for both sides in global trade

Are economists partly responsible for Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US presidential election? Even if they may not have stopped Trump, economists would have had a greater impact on ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/20 23:28:39

Bank of Japan gets serious on yield-curve control but difficulties may lie ahead

The Bank of Japan has put its “yield-curve control” plan into practice. On Thursday the central bank offered to buy shorter-dated bonds in unlimited amounts, the first time it has ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/20 23:23:39