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BRI open to the world, not 'coterie diplomacy'

In an article titled “Three Questions on China's 'Belt and Road Initiative'” published in the China Economic Review, the official journal of US-based Chinese Economists Society, Leonard K. Cheng questioned ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 17:13:40

Governments, central banks and companies must cooperate if new economic crisis hits

A new global economic crisis might be on the horizon. Global growth remains very soft and the world's largest companies are revising their growth figures and holding back on investments.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 20:23:47

Offering Tesla shareholders more say by culling the board does not address its cash-burn problem

Elon Musk is looking guilty of tweeting while driving – or some other distraction. Tesla's chief executive is talking up autonomous vehicles, days after the company offered shareholders more say ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 17:53:40

BRI is not a ploy for China to control the South China Sea

On Friday, 37 heads of state or government will attend the second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation in Beijing. Over 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries and ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 17:43:40

Aggressive IPO share pricing by Pinterest and Zoom serves as a reminder of who calls the shots

For tech companies with headlines to fill and egos to please, details matter. One is how companies undertaking initial public offerings price their shares, and how they perform in their ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 18:33:40

BRI water projects need coordination, understanding

With the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the importance of the water conservancy sector in infrastructure construction has been well recognized in the global arena. However, despite ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 18:28:40

With food and refreshments division looking slightly stale, Unilever could use diet tips from Nestlé

Unilever's food business is going slightly stale. Like its Swiss rival Nestlé, the Anglo-Dutch giant beat sales growth forecasts in the first quarter by growing its top line 3.1 percent ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/22 15:55:42

US drops competitive neutrality when accusing China

The recent dispute between the US and the EU over aircraft subsidies has revealed the important fact that even the US government hasn't fully exercised its own “competitive neutrality” principle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/22 15:43:39

As millennials flee due to costs and climate change, Silicon Valley's loss will be other cities' gain

Silicon Valley has a millennials problem. Recent surveys show young adults want to leave the San Francisco area. Of the seemingly intractable issues they cited as reasons, few are new. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 19:41:36

Chinese firms to be pragmatic on political changes in SE Asia

Influenced by factors such as general elections, the political situation in Southeast Asia has entered a new round of instability in recent years. Some Southeast Asian countries have even experienced ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 19:31:13

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