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Eurozone must not ignore need for reform

After a tumultuous year, politics seem to be stabilizing across Europe. Though the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) gained almost 13 percent of the vote in Germany’s recent federal election, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 19:48:39

China not too concerned about rating downgrade

There are several hundred rating agencies worldwide, most providing an admirable service for diligent managers. For a fee, within a “club of similar businesses,” the rating agent will anonymize the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 21:48:40

More for China than London in Russian hydro IPO

Here comes one more way to bet on green energy. En+ Group, a company owned by Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska which supplies electricity to and controls aluminum outfit Rusal, aims ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 21:43:39

China's ties with Sudan offer promising new model

It is not difficult to find China's legacy in Sudan. From landmark buildings - such as the Friendship Hall in Khartoum, built with Chinese assistance - to vital infrastructure like ...
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/10/5 10:25:37

Crypto-currencies offer tempting investment channel but investors wary of being caught out

Hedge-fund star Mike Novogratz thinks he has crypto-currencies figured out. The one-time manager of Fortress Investment Group’s flagship macro fund is pinning his comeback hopes on digital coins. Their volatility ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 19:38:39

Chinese mainland moving up in global semiconductor sector

In terms of the semiconductor industry, the US is super-strong, South Korea has advantages in storage and Europe has three first-class semiconductor companies – NXP, Infineon and STMicroelectronics. NXP is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 21:58:39

Why lowered credit rating won’t affect China

What will be the impact of Standard & Poor’s decision to lower China’s sovereign credit rating? I don’t believe there will be any serious effect.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 22:53:42

Japan still struggling to move on after lost decades

The concept of a “lost 20 years” is used to describe the prolonged period of stagnation in Japan since the country’s 1991 economic crisis. People who experienced the Showa period ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 20:03:39

China’s bid for economic upgrade depends on chips

Whether the Chinese economy can succeed in shifting toward transformation and upgrading depends to a large extent on whether or not the country can become the world’s leading integrated circuit ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 21:33:39

HTC hoping to leave troubles behind as it focuses on promising new virtual reality

HTC is embracing an alternative reality. The ailing Taipei-based group is offloading part of its handset unit to Google for $1.1 billion. This will free up HTC to focus more ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 21:29:49

Spread of ESGs could herald new global movement

An ESG is a financial product that complies with environmental, social and governance rules, and until recently it was just part of financiers’ jargon – their chat is full of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 18:43:40

Fed decision to reduce balance sheet could rock fiscal boat amid choppy waters

The Federal Reserve is sailing into uncharted waters. The US central bank will start shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet next month. The timing is risky, with lawmakers set to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 18:43:39

Deal with Tata Steel a vital step for ThyssenKrupp but further restructuring needed

ThyssenKrupp Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger is finally getting real on steel. More than two centuries after Friedrich Krupp started making cast steel in Germany’s Ruhr region, the industrial group is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:43:39

Chinese enterprises must be vigilant in Africa

Africa has been called “the coup kingdom.” Although there has been less chaos since the cold war ended, there have been coups in some countries in recent years. Some have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 18:43:39

World needs engineers to solve modern problems

The world is about to undergo a transport renaissance as countries attempt to tackle rising populations, increased congestion and urban living. Unless we find quicker and smarter ways of getting ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 18:58:39

AI is the big driver of SoftBank’s Uber move but deal would be expensive and risky

Artificial intelligence is the backseat driver of SoftBank’s move on Uber. Masayoshi Son’s tech and telecoms group is close to investing $10 billion in the US ride-hailing giant, the Wall ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 18:53:39

More unicorns are emerging, perhaps too many

It may be too early to get nervous about frothy bubbles in China’s Internet sector, but the country’s remarkable rise to global fame in terms of churning out unicorns does ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:38:39

Chinese drug firms making bigger impact in promising domestic, global markets

China’s drug companies could provide a boost to Big Pharma. This week’s New York IPO of Shanghai-based Zai Lab highlights a new breed of innovative Eastern drug makers specializing in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 18:33:40