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Online grocer may struggle to meet IPO funding target, with losses set to continue

An online grocer’s flotation may struggle to pique investor appetites. Food giant COFCO wants to raise up to $600 million in Hong Kong by floating its supermarket website, IFR reported ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 18:43:39

Indian economy won’t surpass China’s in short term

With India’s economy having been growing fast in recent years, many Indian people and some among the international media are confident that the Indian economy will soon catch up with ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 18:43:39

China must promote green growth in B&R initiative

China has made considerable progress in fostering green industrial development in a number of cities along the route of the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, testifying to the country’s commitment ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 21:19:57

Macron proposal for eurozone budget poses problems but other options exist

The campaign for a eurozone budget is a distraction. French President Emmanuel Macron is among those pushing for a fund, financed by taxpayers, to help counter economic shocks. But comments ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 21:13:40

Could Egypt become the next member of the BRICS?

African countries see the emergence of the BRICS as a symbol of hope for a better life. Despite all the problems faced by countries such as China, India and Brazil, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 19:23:39

China should be wary but not afraid of Fed policy

The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to make efforts to reduce the US balance sheet soon, and we will find out how much and how quickly they will do ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 22:23:39

China should not intervene too much in exchange rate

China’s exports increased by 5.5 percent year-on-year in US dollar-denominated terms in August, customs data showed, missing market expectations for a 6 percent increase and lower than last month’s 7.2 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 20:28:39

India groaning under burden of outdated railways

India has had four train derailment accidents in the last few weeks. One of the accidents, in Uttar Pradesh on August 19, killed 23 people and injured more than 150 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 21:23:39

Investors, authorities should be aware of ICO risks

Various investment scams like Fanya Metal Exchange, Ezubao and Shanxinhui have emerged in China in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 19:38:39

Facebook needs to remedy dodgy data calculations to realize growing TV ambitions

Facebook could do with some new friends in data. Its estimated audience doesn’t square with an official US demographic tally. A growing list of counting problems could spell trouble as ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 19:33:39

Chinese market presents opportunity for Malaysia

Malaysia and China recently announced a massive economic and trade collaboration project related to Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), which will connect Peninsular Malaysia’s east and west coasts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 20:48:39

Bell Pottinger’s looming downfall reflects growing difficulties facing PR industry

A prime rule of public relations is to not become the subject of the story. Bell Pottinger has broken that maxim in every way imaginable. The UK corporate communications firm ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 20:38:39

China and Brazil should focus on economic synergy

The BRICS Xiamen Summit concluded on Tuesday, with China and Brazil having agreed to deepen their cooperation in all aspects. According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, China has been Brazil’s ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 23:18:39

Triple-A ratings are a blow for those who suggested AIIB would merely serve China's global ambitions

Summer is an off-season typically for international organizations. But the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gained a rich harvest during this summer, by receiving its long-awaited triple-A credit ratings from ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 23:48:39

Is China entering a new cycle of economic growth?

Talk of a new cycle of economic growth in China surfaced earlier this year as various indicators showed signs of recovery. This then evolved into a heated debate over the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 22:08:40

Unity among BRICS can benefit emerging economies

People all over the world are paying close attention to the BRICS Summit meeting in Xiamen, and there are high expectations that the BRICS countries will provide new momentum to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 21:08:40

BRICS success needs positive attitude from India

As the 2017 BRICS Summit draws closer, many are wondering how China, which holds the BRICS presidency in 2017, can contribute its wisdom to global governance amid the slow global ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 20:48:39

Hurricane damage pressures Trump to act on insurance, recognize climate change

The impact of Hurricane Harvey intensifies an already brewing storm over US federal flood insurance. The Texas disaster, which President Donald Trump is seeing firsthand on Tuesday, will put the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 20:38:39