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Close attention needed for changing copper prices

Big movements in copper prices are often a sign of things to come in the stock market. It is also believed that copper and China’s macroeconomic situation are closely related. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/23 22:13:40

Long-term mechanism for real estate is coming

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) convened on Wednesday. In his speech delivered at the opening session of the Party Congress, General Secretary of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 18:28:40

Tezos boosted by ICO success but can’t escape traditional financial motivations

Call it teething trouble with tezzies. One of the biggest so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) to date, which raised some $230 million for a blockchain project called Tezos, has led ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 18:28:39

Amid continuing scandals, Japan needs a rethink

On October 16, a fleet of Hitachi-built high-speed trains bought by the British Great Western Railway Corporation (GWR) started operation, on a route from Bristol to London, but it wound ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 19:58:39

Indonesia needs more progress on pledged improvements to stave off slowdown

Few central banks have been busier over the last 22 months than Indonesia’s. Despite eight easing moves, however, growth is stuck at 5 percent, lagging China, India, the Philippines and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 19:48:39

Solutions to urban pollution may prove complex

Major cities in China and around the world are often shrouded by smog, and this can be exacerbated if they are located in a valley, sheltered from wind. This dirty ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 20:58:39

RBR aiming to unlock hidden value in Credit Suisse but breakup faces conundrum

Calls to action are designed to provoke an immediate response. Such imperatives are understandable in the case of Credit Suisse. Shares in the Swiss lender are 13 percent below the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 20:53:39

Global investors show their belief in China’s economy

There has been a healthy net inflow of foreign capital into the Chinese mainland’s securities market so far in 2017. Owing to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 19:03:39

Microfinance gets boost in India with deal for Bharat Financial but big risks remain

Microfinance in India is starting a new conventional life. IndusInd, a large private sector bank, has agreed to buy Bharat Financial Inclusion – the country’s poster child for niche lending ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 18:52:05

Clouds gather for Samsung as departing leader warns of ‘unprecedented crisis’

Warning signs are flashing after another big quarter at Samsung Electronics. The South Korean group’s top executive, Kwon Oh-hyun, unexpectedly resigned on Friday following record-smashing forecasts for operating profit. An ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 21:03:39

B&R offers new hope for better global order

As China enters a new era in its rich history of peaceful power, a history based on sharing its values with the world as it did with the great inventions ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 21:03:39

Goldman pushing new M&A approaches amid sharp decline in trading revenue

Goldman Sachs is trying to extricate itself from a box by thinking outside it. The Wall Street firm has set up a small team in what’s known internally as the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 19:13:39

Is the time right for bolder yuan reforms?

With risk in the equity markets having been significantly ameliorated, China’s central bank, a linchpin of reform and market opening-up for many years, is now calling for bolder reform moves ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 19:13:39

Chinese model a better fit for post-sanction Sudan

The US announced last week that it would lift most of the toughest economic and trade sanctions on Sudan it initially imposed two decades ago, citing the country’s progress in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 21:43:40

Pfizer and Glaxo may find romance over the counter with consumer goods deal

Painkillers and pile cream: These are either the recipe for a terrible night in, or a potentially good corporate deal. Pfizer, the $215 billion US drugmaker, has tasked investment banks ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 21:43:39

China’s debt problem should not be overestimated

There have been heated discussions across the globe about China’s debt level. In a recent example, the IMF’s 2017 Article IV consultation with China has drawn a lot of attention ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 18:43:48

HSBC’s next challenge is to resist risky expansion and grow in responsible fashion

Edmund Burke, a father of modern conservatism, emphasized the principle of gradual change over revolutionary fervor. HSBC will have demonstrated the same values if John Flint, head of retail banking ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 18:38:41

Private equity breaking through in Japan amid thaw in frosty attitude to buyouts

Japan is finally warming up to buyouts. The world’s third-biggest economy should be a prime hunting ground for private equity: Japanese firms make great products and are often parochial, poorly ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 19:48:39