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It’s past time for Japan to tackle widespread problem of punishingly long hours

It’s past time for Japan to tackle overwork. The 2015 suicide of a 24-year-old who had recently joined Dentsu prompted the advertising giant’s president to resign last week. The episode ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 21:33:39

China needs to prepare for US energy independence

Even though the demand for petroleum from the world’s two major consumers – China and the US – has slowed down in recent years, global demand has grown at a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/8 23:03:40

Buyout firms find new sauce to sweeten returns by borrowing against own shares

It’s not easy being a private equity manager. Stock prices are elevated, and debt markets are only willing to lend so much on deals, as regulators limit banks’ risk appetite. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/8 23:03:39

Rethinking labor mobility amid rising populism

The past year will be remembered as a period of revolt against what US President-elect Donald Trump likes to call “globalism.” Populist movements have targeted “experts” and “elites,” who are ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/5 20:23:40

Shadow banking and Chinese bonds prove to be dangerous mix amid recent scandal

Chinese bond investors are finding that trouble comes in threes. First a US rate hike, then a squeeze on short-term lending that dried up fixed-income liquidity, and finally a brokerage ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/5 20:18:40

US Internet firms need to better localize in China

While soon-to-be President Donald Trump seems to be readying the US for a trade war with China, many US Internet firms are still trying to seek a foothold in the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 23:23:39

Investment banks’ next trade to cope with impact from Brexit will be EU education

Education could be the big trade of 2017 for investment banks. No European city has as many international school places as London. That’s a problem for firms thinking of shifting ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 23:18:39

Economy will do better this year, despite Trump and China uncertainties

History is turning over a new leaf as 2017 is ushered in. People all over the world place high hopes on the new year, but the market remains concerned amid ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 21:38:39

India and Pakistan should ‘shun enmity’ and start anew by joining the CPEC

Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz, Commander of the Southern Command Pakistani Army based in Quetta, recently said that India should “shun enmity” with Pakistan and join the $46-billion China Pakistan Economic ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 21:33:39

US company cash deluge from proposed tax break will lift some boats, but sink others

American companies will give new meaning to cash flow in 2017. The chances of sharply lower US corporate tax rates have gone up with Republicans in control of the White ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/2 19:58:39

The destructive power of high rates of inflation

In Argentina recently, I was reminded of the devastating power of high inflation. Argentina’s annual inflation rate is now about 20 percent, down from an estimated rate of about 40 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/2 19:58:39

Proposed US tax cut would affect China’s economy

Given Trump’s campaign rhetoric, he is likely to push for more rate hikes as well as trade protectionism and tax cuts after assuming office. He will probably also seek to ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/29 21:58:39

Further reform needed to solve China’s capital outflow

The anticipation of unilateral depreciation, which is at the center of concern for domestic residents, firms and overseas investors, creates a risky feedback loop where expectations of yuan depreciation trigger ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 20:23:39

Inclusivity, transparency can dispel CPEC rumors

To address these challenges, for China’s part, efforts should be made to enhance the inclusivity and transparency of the CPEC to allow its various projects to be evenly distributed across ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 0:13:39

Forgery case reveals need for regulatory overhaul

The latest bond fraud is in essence not much different, and just sends another alert to the government that has split oversight in the financial sector into several domains. There ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 22:23:39

Working to protect China’s property rights

China recently adopted new guidelines to strengthen the protection of property rights. The guidelines are an important step toward ensuring long-term economic growth. But there is more to be done.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/25 21:23:39

Chinese market can lift local PC makers

Therefore, the rebound in China’s commercial PC market particularly offers an impetus for domestic PC vendors led by Lenovo, an arena they can’t afford to lose ground in. That would ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/23 0:13:39

Insurance firms should serve real economy

Insurance firms should make note of the asset portfolios of insurers in developed countries, where stock investment as a percentage of total assets remains low.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 0:23:39