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China’s competitiveness hinges on tax reform

China should adapt to the changing situation. It is time for Chinese authorities and policymakers to reduce the tax burden on businesses without increasing fiscal deficits or debt levels, and ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 0:03:40

Mega-merger market’s last gasp could be boon for better, more modest deals

Since debt remains cheap and costs of capital are falling, companies could focus animal spirits on smaller prey. Those generally turn out better for bidders, according to a 2007 Boston ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 23:43:40

Pakistan’s markets soar with Chinese support

Today, Pakistan is shifting back toward economic development. That, however, requires peace and stability and massive infrastructure investment that China can offer.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 0:33:39

CalPERS return cut would be small but notable step among US public pensions

If CalPERS does bite the bullet now, that would improve its own position and send a useful signal. Many US public pensions have worse funding situations and even more optimistic ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 0:33:39

The geopolitics of growing global populism

Low international income inequality, rather than growing income inequality in individual countries, is putting unprecedented stress on the global order. There is a mismatch between what Western countries can provide ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 21:38:39

Brazilian 3G Capital set to take another bite of Corporate America with Mondelez purchase

If Mondelez proves too rich, Kraft could seek out a smaller target. Buying cereal makers Kellogg or General Mills without racking up excessive debt would require a more manageable $12 ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 21:33:39

Managing future tech and political challenges

But there is a risk that Trump may impose new restrictions that will make it more difficult for a free flow of goods and services. He is likely to impose ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 20:28:39

Hong Kong credentials get temporary face-lift from beauty-app Meitu’s $629m IPO

Just having Meitu choose Hong Kong is an accomplishment. But for Chinese mainland entrepreneurs holding the reins to unicorns like handset maker Xiaomi and car app Didi Chuxing, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 20:23:39

How China can make globalization great again

With possible retrenchment and partial withdrawal from global engagement from the US, China’s role will become more prominent and decisive. Expectations are on the rise as to how China can ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 21:28:39

Counterbid from so-called Pacific consortium for Aussie lotteries is a long shot

There’s no guarantee the wagering unit will attract another buyer, of course, and no certainty on the timing. Given the potential for value creation, if Tabcorp is gazumped, it should ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 21:18:39

Grassroot programs key to China soccer dream

What China needs is not bling-bling acquisitions of famous soccer clubs and big stars, but long-term grassroots investment to grow soccer talent in China, Xavier Asensi, managing director for FC ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 0:33:39

Redstones take media M&A to new channel after nixing CBS-Viacom merger

Now free to pursue their separate paths, the Redstones’ two companies are likely to look for other ways to scale up. CBS could attract rivals hoping to replicate AT&T’s plan ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 0:26:16

Nostalgia won’t help revive Nokia’s brand

Nokia seems to be pursuing a smartphone revival with apparently unparalleled courage, but not much else yet beyond that. In the smartphone world when someone misses out on the chance ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 21:28:39

Italy’s next prime minister could be a Five Star gift for country’s populist group

Italy’s next prime minister is a five star gift for populists. Paolo Gentiloni has to fix the banks, sort out voting rules and steer the country to elections. A replacement ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 21:23:39

China should not interfere with forex reserve redline

Holding too much forex reserve is no better than holding a hot potato. In this sense, China’s forex reserve is bound to fall, and a level of $2 trillion or ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 21:53:39

The Murdochs’ new reach for pay-TV operator Sky is well timed amid falling shares

For Fox, fully owning Sky would simplify its operating model, a big initiative under James Murdoch. It also gives the media and entertainment conglomerate direct access to consumers, helping Fox ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 21:33:39

Theme park developers need to recognize rising Chinese expectations to succeed

The key to success in the global entertainment industry is “differentiators.” One simply cannot build without exclusive intellectual property (IP). Beyond this the actual IP must be compelling, its brand ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 21:28:39

Will Trump’s plan really boost US demand?

Ever since Donald Trump won the US presidential election, the press and financial markets have focused on his proposal to cut taxes and to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure over ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 21:28:39