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Opening-up is the only way out for A-share market

According to data from the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the number of accepted cases for China Depository Receipts (CDR) and Initial Public Offerings (IPO) totaled 307 as of June 21. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 23:03:08

Trump continues to undermine himself on trade

US President Donald Trump recently launched a tirade against Harley-Davidson, the iconic American manufacturer of motorcycles. The cause of his outburst – accompanied by threats to impose taxes “like never ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 23:28:40

Complex Disney-Fox maneuvers over Sky put UK M&A regulators in a tough spot

Britain's Takeover Panel is in a tricky position. The M&A rule-maker, staffed largely by bankers and lawyers on secondment, said in April that Walt Disney's bid for Sky shareholder Twenty-First ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 23:28:39

Pro-business Supreme Court has dangerous downside amid rancorous party divisions

Businesses will cheer the prospect of another conservative on the Supreme Court, but it has a dangerous downside. US President Donald Trump gets to name a replacement for Anthony Kennedy, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 21:38:40

China should stay vigilant against currency crisis

Since the latter part of June, the yuan's devaluation has accelerated, with the yuan's daily fixing rate against the US dollar breaking above key levels – 6.45, 6.5 and 6.55. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 21:08:41

Crypto goes to Hollywood with TaTaTu tokens, but perhaps without a happy ending

Take a Lamborghini, a few movie stars and a dash of Bacardi, and infuse it all with the scent of cryptocurrency riches. With this cocktail, Italian film producer Andrea Iervolino ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 21:08:40

China-CEEC cooperation will boost EU integration

With the implementation of the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative and 16+1 cooperation, investment from China and infrastructure projects have become the new driving force for economic growth within Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 0:18:40

EU's best bet is to indulge Trump on car tariffs, offer incentives at the negotiating table

Facing a possible trade tit-for-tat with US President Donald Trump, the European Union has two unpalatable options: keep matching American measures, or extend a hand to defuse tensions. Offering to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 0:18:39

China's stock market needs new regulatory framework

The stark contrast between China's sagging A shares and still-resilient US stocks, both clouded by the China-US trade row, should be a wake-up call against just paying lip service to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 23:28:41

Airbus' Brexit certainty drive is wishful thinking, calls for clarity will fall on deaf ears

Airbus' Brexit certainty drive is wishful thinking. The nature of the Franco-German planemaker's business means that earmarked transition periods after a UK exit could be too short. But its call ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 23:28:40

China must pursue cautious path toward petroyuan

Since the launch of yuan-denominated crude oil futures in March, the contract's average daily trading volume has steadily increased and now ranks No.3 in the world. Its overall price trend ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 22:53:40

Saudi index win is stepping stone, but Aramco IPO listing would make bigger splash

Saudi Arabia's stock market is joining the big time. Index provider MSCI on Wednesday added the kingdom to its emerging markets benchmark. The elevation is well deserved, but a more ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 22:53:39

Companies feed bad politics by shirking tax duties

Societies work best if everyone helps out. Two new studies suggest that many big companies in developed economies are shirking. They are taking too much in profit and paying too ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:53:40

Disney hurls moolah to woo Murdoch, still has room to up its bid against Comcast

Walt Disney has hurled magic and moolah to woo the Murdochs. The Mouse House leapfrogged Comcast by raising its offer for parts of Twenty-First Century Fox to $71 billion, including ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:53:39

Facing investment fatigue, B&R needs sharper focus

The investment enthusiasm from China for Ethiopia seems to be weakening. According to British media, most local business people, diplomats and bankers have stated that a “more cautious attitude” is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 22:43:40

Apple chip maker's M&A bite might be too much to chew as deal could be difficult to fund

A deal between Dialog Semiconductor and US touchscreen group Synaptics makes sense. The question is whether the British iPhone chip maker can pull it off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 20:13:40

Virgin Money a cheap bride in bank wedding, but shareholders may feel shortchanged

Virgin Money has turned out to be an acquiescent bride. The UK lender on Monday agreed to wed larger CYBG in a deal worth 1.7 billion pounds ($2.24 billion). The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 22:58:41

China can learn from Mexico to fight trade war

Mexico, together with Canada and the EU, announced retaliatory measures on June 1 in response to US trade protectionism. The Mexican tariffs target products such as iron, lamps, pork, processed ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 22:58:41