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Comcast appears set for new Fox bid but would be better off just walking away

Comcast boss Brian Roberts has already made a bid for parts of Twenty-First Century Fox, and failed. Now he has left the door ajar for another lurch. It would be ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 20:58:39

High-speed rail a symbol of China's technology gap

The rapid development of high-speed railways in China is a rarity in the world. High-speed rail is indeed a calling card for China, but it is a pain point for ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:03:42

China should have role in setting global AI standards

The fast-paced adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in China, home to the world's largest internet-using population, should not only validate the immense investment in the nation's AI sector, but should ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 21:13:40

US sanctions rethink is only partly reassuring given concerns about erratic policy

The US rethink on Russian sanctions should be more reassuring than it is. The US Treasury said Monday that it would give customers more time to comply with tough recent ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 21:08:41

Opening-up offers opportunity for African nations

The economic dynamic between Africa and China is unique in the world and the deep engagement of China in the continent is impressive. In Africa, all sectors either economic or ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 23:33:42

Google result confusion causing concern for investors in parent company Alphabet

Google's owner Alphabet is starting to look like alphabet soup. The tech group's $9.4 billion of earnings in the first quarter came with new noise after it adjusted the way ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 23:28:41

CEOs should learn from Arsenal situation and avoid hanging around for too long

Arsène Wenger's career is instructive in many ways. The studious Frenchman helped revolutionize British soccer following his arrival as Arsenal manager in 1996. His focus on nutrition, precise training and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 22:33:40

Progress in 'N-11' a good sign for global economy

On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn't resist thinking about these countries' economic potential and ongoing policy challenges. After all, in 2005, my Goldman Sachs colleagues ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 22:33:39

New round of financial opening can be second WTO entry

In his keynote speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) earlier this month, President Xi Jinping announced that China will launch landmark measures this year to significantly broaden access ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 23:03:39

P&G drug deal needs vitamin shot to overcome skepticism from activist investors

Buying stuff is not the standard prescription for companies under pressure from activist investors. Procter & Gamble's 3.4 billion euro ($4.2 billion) splurge on Merck KGaA's consumer unit, the maker ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 22:48:40

Morgan Stanley poses valuation dilemma but shareholders will remain cautious

Morgan Stanley is lumping its shareholders with a volatility challenge. In the first quarter the $94 billion Wall Street firm defended key turf against a surge from rivals and more ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 23:08:40

AIIB gives China experience in multilateral leadership

China was the initiator of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and it has played a leading role in its progress. The AIIB's headquarters is in China, and its first ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 23:08:40

India's business schools a new area for outreach, repair of China-India ties

There is a huge divergence between China's impression of India and India's perception of itself.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 21:38:40

Thriving online retail division giving some much-needed buzz to Goldman Sachs

A club under the San Francisco freeway is one of the last places you'd expect Goldman Sachs to throw a party. But it's not investment bankers gathering here. Instead, it's ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 21:38:40

China need not fear US currency manipulation claims

Recently, Sino-US trade friction has been getting more tense. Given that US President Donald Trump repeatedly described China as a currency manipulator during his election campaign, there are concerns about ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 21:38:41

Netflix still burning money but rise in paying subscribers puts Facebook in the shade

Netflix's advantage is Facebook's weakness. Subscriptions give the video-streaming service an edge – and an incentive for boss Reed Hastings to keep customers' data close by. Cash burn is always ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 21:38:40

Russia's banks could once more be its airbag in dealing with new round of sanctions

Russia is limbering up to use its banks as a lifebelt – again. Finance minister Anton Siluanov said on April 11 that domestic lender Promsvyazbank could lend emergency funds to ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 22:08:40

China has led post-crisis global economic recovery

Ten years have passed since the last global financial crisis, which originated from the US subprime mortgage crisis and quickly spread worldwide. Today, the global economy is still gradually making ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 22:08:39