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Tech firms haven't cracked medical market yet but Apple's new strategy could work

Apple's new innovation is to tap fear as well as greed. The $1 trillion firm's new watches can detect falls and heart conditions, making them a useful gift for grandma, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 20:33:40

China can win tech future with reform, innovation

While Chinese technology brands have over the years made their way into both domestic and international markets, weakening consumers' outright fondness for Western brand names, especially US ones, it's fair ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 20:38:40

Wall Street's best and brightest struggling to make a difference at major tech firms

Wall Street brains are mostly stumped by tech dilemmas. Giant opportunities and pay packages lured Imran Khan and other rainmakers to Silicon Valley. Their record is mixed at best at ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:23:40

Fast-growing payment upstarts can make up for Europe's lack of large tech firms

Europeans often bemoan the lack of home-grown technology groups. Germany's Wirecard and Netherlands-based Adyen, whose combined value has soared to 43 billion euros ($50 billion), are notable exceptions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:53:40

US needs to make top executives more accountable

All across the US, students are settling into college – and coming to grips with “Econ 101.” This introductory course is typically taught with a broadly reassuring message: If markets ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:53:40

Uncertain times lie ahead for tech behemoth Alibaba as Jack Ma prepares to retire

Jack Ma's exit is a teachable moment for China tech. The charismatic former English instructor and co-founder of Alibaba has told the New York Times he plans to retire. But ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 19:24:18

NDB can support emerging markets' upward trend

Last month, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings (S&P) predicted a stable outlook for the New Development Bank (NDB), which was set up by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 19:23:39

China, EU, Africa can benefit from working together

Europe, China and Africa are all unique and totally different, but they are increasingly interconnected. Despite aiming to achieve different goals and dealing with different problems right now, the solution ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:43:40

Indonesia's best strategy for defending rupiah would be to stick to path of reform

The best way for Indonesia to defend its currency may be to keep a cool head. A dramatic sell-off in emerging markets has pushed the rupiah to its weakest level ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:43:39

US trade measures could trigger new global crisis

Given the recent trade friction provoked by US President Donald Trump, there has been increasing concern over the impact of protectionism on global economic growth. There is a danger that ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 20:03:14

Nike courts political controversy with new ad campaign but risk may be worthwhile

Nike is putting a politically divisive foot forward. The sneaker group will feature Colin Kaepernick, the first US National Football League player to kneel in protest during the national anthem, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 19:48:41

US has more to lose from antagonizing 1.4b buyers

According to US media reports, President Donald Trump is considering taking further tough trade measures against China. Most of the reports indicated that he will go ahead with an earlier ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 20:33:41

Early success of Shanghai crude futures contract threatens duopoly of Brent, WTI

Shanghai's early success with its new oil market is beginning to threaten the duopoly of Brent and WTI. In four months, the yuan-denominated crude futures contract has built a 7 ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 20:33:40

Currency swap deal would benefit China and India

China has stepped up the process of yuan internationalization in the last decade. China's fast economic growth and rapid globalization in recent decades have increased its influence in the world ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 20:03:39

Coca-Cola faces a hard grind to generate satisfying results from $5.1b purchase of Costa Coffee

Coca-Cola is paying a highly caffeinated price for a global coffee hit. The American soda giant has joined the battle to satisfy consumers' thirst for java by paying $5.1 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:58:40

Campbell needs to find new recipes for success following bout of stale performance

Campbell Soup's lukewarm sales pitch is begging for a real cook. The $12 billion canned food and snack company is trying to sell its fresh and international brands while cutting ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 20:13:40

End is coming for rising trend in US stock market

The US stock market achieved the longest rise in its history on August 22, with the Standard and Poor's 500 index up by 230 percent since 2009. Although this wasn't ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 19:38:39

Basic problems with accounting practices still holding back recovery in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's revival relies on re-establishing the certainty of death and taxes. The island's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, on Tuesday put the official death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria at ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 19:33:39