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Coles spinoff may be grim news for Australian grocers but it suits Wesfarmers

Spinning off supermarkets is a good start for Wesfarmers. The A$50 billion ($38.49 billion) Australian conglomerate plans to list Coles separately. Pushing out the slow-growth company should make the rest ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 21:03:39

Expanding imports the best way to balance trade

Data released by China's General Administration of Customs on March 8th showed that the export growth quickened at the beginning of the year and the trade surplus expanded accordingly. In ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 22:13:41

Private equity starting to see rewards from deals in Asia after years of frustration

Private equity may prove its long-term bona fides in Asia. After years of wrestling with protective family founders and entrenched corporate attitudes, new research suggests the buyout model is paying ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 22:13:40

Industrial internet can power China's factory revolution

With the development of industrial internet gaining increasing prominence in China's innovation policy framework, which has turned out to be one of the most talked-about topics during this year's two ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 22:18:41

Specter of protectionism looms over US as Trump shuts down bid for Qualcomm

The death of Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm at the hand of Donald Trump leaves a worrying fog for others to navigate. The US president blocked the Singapore-based chipmaker's $117 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 23:33:40

Have we dodged the secular stagnation bullet?

In 2016, Northwestern University's Robert Gordon published his 700-plus-page magnum opus, The Rise and Fall of American Growth. Two years on, with not just the US, but the entire world ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 23:33:40

Dollar distress could boost yuan internationalization

Since China has become the largest customer for oil producers in the Middle East, the international environment has steered toward internationalization of the yuan. Especially since Donald Trump became US ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 21:38:39

UBS will lose more than IPO fees if Hong Kong advisory suspension goes ahead

Old IPOs are bringing new problems for UBS. Hong Kong's securities regulator intends to suspend the Swiss bank from sponsoring local market debuts for 18 months. Fees for such advisory ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 21:28:40

China must work to avert negative effects of CPTPP

In January, a year after the US announced its withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 11 remaining TPP countries agreed on a new version of the pact: the Comprehensive ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 21:23:40

Foxconn's accelerated IPO shows Beijing is serious about attracting tech companies

China is rolling out the welcome mat for technology companies. Foxconn, the world's largest electronics assembler and a key Apple supplier, is set to list a $50 billion-plus subsidiary in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 21:23:40

China doing more than West to inspire innovation

From the early 19th century to the early 20th century, Western countries attributed their economic growth to the discoveries of “scientists and navigators.” A country needed only the “zeal” to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 21:23:40

Asia's boardrooms gradually including more women but further progress needed

Women are creeping into Asia's boardrooms. Although one-fifth of the firms in Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index (HSI) still have all-male boards, new appointments of female directors are rising. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 21:23:39

Property tax not just aimed at taming home prices in China

China will “prudently advance legislation on real estate tax,” Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday while delivering his annual government work report at the opening of the 2018 two sessions. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 21:38:39

US simplifies Qualcomm decision by complex means as Broadcom is forced to wait

Washington has waded into Broadcom's effort to buy rival chipmaker Qualcomm for $117 billion. The US foreign-investment watchdog has told Qualcomm to delay by 30 days its annual shareholder meeting, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 21:28:40

More A-share progress needed to tempt tech giants

With supply-side reforms in China's domestic capital market gathering pace, there have been discussions about overseas-listed Chinese companies – mostly technology firms – potentially relisting in the A-share market. It ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 21:03:39

Uncertainty over Trump administration policy dampening US energy sector spirits

Policy tensions are curbing spirits that should be soaring in the US energy sector. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will break bread with US shale producers at ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 20:58:39

China needs better security intelligence for overseas projects

In recent years, cases of raids, kidnappings and hijackings have sometimes affected the overseas operations of Chinese enterprises and Chinese people working abroad, causing serious losses and even casualties. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 22:56:34

Policy support needed for China's new services

The services sector will be tomorrow's fastest-growing industry in China, boosted by the internet and various forms of new technology, and will offer a growing abundance of opportunities for domestic ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 22:53:40