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Financial inclusion key to improving global prosperity

The theme of the recently concluded G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, was “shaping an interconnected world,” and when leaders got down to business, many of the highest-profile topics – climate ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:48:40

Britain’s 5G auction potentially hitting Treasury coffers, but it’s a reasonable trade-off

Britain’s 5G auction is wisely putting customers before the country’s coffers. Regulators capped incumbent BT’s participation in upcoming mobile-spectrum sales, potentially hitting the Treasury’s income from the sales. It’s a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:48:39

Small US firms should see opportunity, not risk, in China

Now is the right time for small US businesses to embrace opportunities in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 20:53:40

Trump’s candidate for Fed chairman seems temperamentally unsuitable for the job

Only in Trumpland can Gary Cohn be considered a suitable Federal Reserve chairman. The former Goldman Sachs president and current White House adviser has been tipped as top contender to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 20:53:39

NAFTA opens door to Mexico and Canada for China

US President Donald Trump’s pledge to “make America great again” has made diplomats tremble in Ottawa, as well as Mexico City. While trade disputes between the US and Mexico have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 19:18:40

Chinese firms should be wary of overseas obstacles

A recent report from the National Audit Office of China said that some of the 20 centrally administrated State-owned companies that had been audited recently had suffered losses in their ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 23:58:40

The new abnormal in international monetary policy

Financial markets are starting to get rattled by the winding down of unconventional monetary policies in many advanced economies. Soon enough, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Swiss National ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 20:58:39

Paris may be best European base for Chinese firms

The financial capital of Europe is undoubtedly London. It has attracted financial companies from around the world, including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and other ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 22:43:39

India’s bond market should be whipped into shape to stop abuses from worsening

India’s bond market deserves a good whipping. Ajay Tyagi, the straight-talking new chairman of the country’s securities regulator, is cracking down on the fast-growing corporate bond market following a spate ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 22:38:19

International cooperation on 5G benefits us all

China has ambitious plans for the upcoming 5G era. During the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai, Asia’s largest mobile event, China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom carrier in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 18:53:39

Tencent aiming to list book business but needs movie spinoffs for revenue boost

Tencent’s e-books require some Hollywood stardust. The tech giant’s publishing arm may raise up to $800 million in a Hong Kong listing, according to IFR, but catering to bookworms isn’t ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 18:48:39

China, Germany are key promoters of globalization

The G20 Summit in Hamburg is the most important multilateral diplomacy event that Chinese President Xi Jinping has participated in after the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/6 21:38:39

China’s economy in rude health but caution needed

The colossal economic engine of China kept its strong momentum in the first half of 2017, with annualized growth widely projected at 6.8 percent. Entering the second half, we haven’t ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 23:38:40

Future wave of innovation will bring widespread benefits, not loss of employment

China should invest more in innovation, which is increasingly important given that demographic changes in China are resulting in a shrinking labor force. The future of China’s productivity is related ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 21:33:39

Europe not out of the woods yet, but signs are good

A couple of years ago, the eurozone – which accounts for about one-sixth of the world economy – appeared to be in serious trouble. Beginning in 2010, an unexpected sovereign ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 21:23:39

Global consensus on carbon pricing will be vital

China is stepping up to the plate in terms of global leadership. This has been obvious for some time from the economic perspective, and it’s increasingly the case the country ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 20:13:39

More must be done to allay concerns among foreign investors about A-share market

A key issue with China’s capital market reform is that the country needs to bring more stability to the market, as this will help to attract foreign investment.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 20:03:39

Internet security will require combined global effort

With the likes of WeChat and Alipay becoming household names across the globe, the Chinese economy is increasingly associated with Internet firms. Along with the excitement, however, there are also ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 19:53:39