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Anta's latest target looks expensive, but Chinese firm has track record of success

Making a success of buying Finland's Amer Sports would be a marathon not a sprint for Anta Sports Products. The Chinese suitor's stock has suffered since it approached the owner ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 21:33:40

Asia gaining power to set oil prices as demand rises

Soaring crude oil demand from Asia coupled with recent price volatility has led to an increased need to hedge the commodity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 19:08:40

Impending departure of Carlos Ghosn gives Nissan-Renault alliance huge headache

Nissan and Renault are paying the price for underestimating key-man risk. The Japanese carmaker's Chairman Carlos Ghosn – also chief executive of its French partner – understated his compensation in ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 18:58:40

Babytree's lowered IPO target reflects welcome trend toward sanity in valuations

A slump in new Asian equities is bringing some welcome sanity to valuations. Having raised a collective $62 billion in nine months via 480 listings, according to consultancy EY, overheated ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 19:08:39

Economy better served by reform than macro controls

There is a growing view that privately owned enterprises may be facing their most difficult period since 1992. The Chinese economy has experienced many ups and downs, but such pessimism ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 19:28:39

Pinduoduo under pressure to explain its accounting following claims of impropriety

The boss of a leading Chinese e-commerce group was asked recently what job other than the current one would be most interesting to consider. The answer: receptionist at rival Pinduoduo, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 19:23:39

Failure to push for equality led to decline of the West

Now that we are witnessing what looks like the historic decline of the West, it is worth asking what role economists might have played in the disasters of the past ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:55:02

Raising China's imports requires targeted long-term effort

The first China International Import Expo, held last week in Shanghai, attracted wide attention as the world's first import-themed national-level fair.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:55:50

China's pension system needs capital market integration

For China's aging population to be dealt with in an effective manner, comprehensive efforts to improve the country's eldercare system will be required, and the US' experience with eldercare financing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 19:53:39

Individual investors may be wary of SoftBank mobile IPO after Japan Post debacle

SoftBank's mobile phone unit could be worth around $70 billion when it floats, according to Bloomberg. Selling more than a third of the stock would make its IPO the biggest ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 19:48:40

China's entrepreneurial ecosystem offers valuable lessons for India

When Uber entered China in 2013, it had little idea of what it was going to face in the next few years. DiDi, China's homegrown ride-hailing start-up, initially had neither ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 20:08:40

Shareholders understandably confused as SoftBank investments get blurry at edges

SoftBank's many investments can be hard to see clearly. The nearly $100 billion Vision Fund, backed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, held 38 stakes at the end of September. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 20:08:39

WTO reform deemed both imperative and beneficial

Over the past 20 years, the WTO has played a critical role in the economic development of nations all over the world, and has been the primary impetus for economic ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 19:03:40

New Tesla chairman will have to show tough streak in order to rein in Elon Musk

Elon Musk is finally getting his adult supervision. Robyn Denholm, finance chief at Australian telecom operator Telstra, will move from her boardroom seat at Tesla to the head of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 19:03:39

Beijing must focus on itself amid trade row with US

The US-China trade war will be a protracted war, and there are no signs of a slowdown or end. There are at least three reasons for that. First, the aggressive attitude ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 23:33:40

US ability to withstand new downturn weakening

The Standard and Poor's 500 index of share prices has fluctuated wildly during 2018 but has returned to nearly the same level seen at the beginning of the year. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 22:08:40

Barclays' latest appointment makes sense but investment branch is not secure yet

Heard the one about the City grandee atop a British bank run by a Wall Street investment banker? Barclays investors certainly have. They will remember that when UK corporate financier ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 22:03:41

Fair treatment needed to keep private sector healthy

In recent years, some enterprises have run into difficulties they have never encountered before and private firms have been particularly vulnerable. The most obvious concern is the chain reaction caused ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 19:58:40