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Puppy love keeps IPO investors on the leash, with the help of sensible valuation

A case of puppy love just swept over the stock market. After Snap, Blue Apron and YogaWorks appeared to spell doom for initial public offerings of trendy, fast-growing businesses, shares ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 19:53:39

Japan-EU agreement may help save Abe’s credibility

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker jointly announced in early July that they had reached agreement in principle on the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 17:28:39

Alibaba rewrites its e-commerce playbook, trumpeting bricks-and-mortar push

China’s e-commerce giant is abandoning its unique selling point. Alibaba is trumpeting a push into bricks-and-mortar shopping. It’s not alone but the stakes are particularly high for the $392 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 17:23:39

Soaring household debt a dangerous, overlooked risk in China

While there is much concern among the public about China’s local government debt and corporate debt, which are considered key sources of risk, the rising household debt and the consequent ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 19:58:40

New rules increasing minimum capital requirements take shine off Australian banking sector

Australian banks should be able to absorb the latest regulatory uppercut. The local financial watchdog has aggressively hiked minimum capital requirements for top lenders, the latest step in a campaign ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 19:58:39

Philippines’ Duterte will keep close ties with China

After taking power in June 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte quickly adjusted his country’s strategy toward China, normalizing relations and warming up bilateral economic ties within a very short period ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 21:13:39

Striving for ‘compatibility’ boosts globalization

The first China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue is scheduled to take place in Washington on Wednesday, boosting hopes for inclusive growth despite fears of protectionism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 22:18:39

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