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Developing nations can’t rely on Western aid

Developing economies and China may need the One Belt and One Road initiative more than ever, given various events last year, such as Brexit. Although it might be premature to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 20:33:39

Rise in cybercrime in China offers business opportunity

With cross-border deals taking a growing share of China’s thriving e-commerce sector, the risks from cyberattacks have also been on the rise. This calls for caution about the hidden danger ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:58:40

Swede tissue bid offers enough shareholder value to show breakups don’t all lead to tears

A potential swoop on part of Swedish tissue and forestry products manufacturer SCA would be nothing for investors to cry about. A group of buyout firms has bid 200 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:38:39

Time is right for Chinese firms to invest in Europe

Is it time to invest? If so, where? If we ask the first question of investment managers they say “… well last week was better than today. Next week might ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 22:08:39

Infosys aiming to steady the ship amid stormy seas, but sizeable challenges still remain

Infosys’ cash return is a useful distraction from bigger questions. Boss Vishal Sikka is following his rivals at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and HCL Technologies in returning up to $2 ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 22:03:39

China, US set to overcome disagreements

In the past, people concentrated more on the formation and function of economic dispute resolution mechanisms, considering problem-solving as the most important issue. That is a misunderstanding because security is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 22:03:40

Money market rate hike a step in tackling China's financial risks

The IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report of April 2016 estimated potential losses of 7 percent of GDP on corporate loans. Additional losses can be expected in other parts of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 21:53:40

The Chinese dream of the Belt and Road initiative

The B&R initiative is about making a real impact on local populations. The railways, roads, harbors, shipping lines are meant to win the hearts and minds of the general population, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 19:23:39

B&R offers China chance to lead global energy reform

In the context of global energy structural contradictions and a lack of energy governance coordination, China is being encouraged to take the lead on global energy. In this year’s government ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:38:39

Economists discuss gap between China, US on converting research into commercial success

Every scientist longs to translate their scientific findings into industrial practices, thus making a contribution to humanity and society. However, scientists live in an ivory tower some of the time. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:38:39

Huishan crash rooted in economic financial issues

While triggered by the Muddy Waters report, the sudden crash in shares of Huishan is rooted in the lousy financial conditions for China’s private enterprises from the real economy, as ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 20:28:39

IMF endorsement boosts yuan's international recognition

This is once again another IMF endorsement for the yuan’s global position, which boosts the Chinese currency’s international recognition yet indicates substantial room for the yuan to function as a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 19:38:40

Shadow-boxing ahead of Xi-Trump meeting

In mature economies many firms are slow to change production practices, especially if labor policies protect jobs, whereas in emerging economies labor markets are flexible, and managers buy the newest ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 21:28:39

Chinese firms can capitalize on US infrastructure plan

The economic and trade relationship between China and the US has turned out to be a complex structure that both sides are highly interdependent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 20:38:39

Will China become the world’s economic center by 2030?

If China’s economy can maintain roughly 6 percent growth under the new normal, it will become the world’s largest economy by 2030. Still, China has a long way to go ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 18:48:42

Public awareness key to stopping piracy trend in China

China’s growing addiction to the Internet has given a strong boost to the country’s vast media and entertainment sector, as various online platforms work to diversify distribution channels for entertainment ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 19:48:39

Inclusiveness key to China mobile payment success

According to a recent report by the Financial Times, mobile payments in China were almost 50 times larger than those in the US in 2016. While many people are surprised ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 20:03:39

Economic forum illustrates need for Sino-US ties

China could also take the initiative in easing the negative impact of the US’ anti-globalization, which will be conducive to the long-term development of the bilateral relations. The Sino-US relationship ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 20:13:39