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Elon Musk fires up engine for short-seller battle over mass-market affordable electric car

Elon Musk is firing up the engine for a battle with short sellers. The Tesla chief executive is finally selling Model 3s for $35,000 a pop – and shutting most ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 16:03:39

Human labor, AI set to forge a new equilibrium

Surveys from round the world show that people want secure jobs. At the same time, they have always dreamed of a life free from toil. The “rise of the robots” ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 15:58:39

Foxconn criticized for yo-yo hiring and layoffs

As the world's largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with more than 1.2 million workers, Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group has established more than 30 industrial parks across the Chinese mainland. According ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 19:38:40

Hong Kong exchange primed for some M&A trades as strategic plan shows it's time to diversify

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is primed for some M&A trades. The $43 billion bourse operator enjoyed a blowout 2018, but its three-year strategic plan unveiled on Thursday offers few ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 19:33:40

US government should work to narrow wealth gap

When US Senator Elizabeth Warren officially launched her 2020 US presidential bid not long ago, she said it would be a campaign against the US' rich. Some Democratic US lawmakers ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 18:08:42

With low profitability and uncertain N.American ambitions, Peugeot risks running out of gas

Peugeot maker PSA Group has been the best of a bad bunch among European carmakers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 18:08:40

Capital market boom may shore up China's competitiveness

Since the beginning of February, there has been an abrupt change in investors' sentiment about stocks listed on the Chinese mainland market, the latest sign pointing to the possibility of ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 17:53:41

Nintendo's winning buyback game is a sign new corporate governance code is gaining traction

Stock buybacks are often a silly financial engineering game, but in Japan they warrant serious consideration. Nintendo shows how they can be played to winning effect.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 17:43:41

Without Huawei, Europe's 5G rollout will hit snag

Nokia's prediction that a potential ban on Chinese suppliers would not delay the next-generation 5G service roll-out in European markets is incorrect. It is beyond doubt that delays will arise ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 19:53:41

Even with recovering gold prices, Barrick's gamble on US rival is one part logic, two parts folly

Barrick's latest gamble looks like fool's gold. The Canadian giant is eyeing a bid for its $19 billion US rival Newmont Mining, the Globe and Mail reported on Friday, a ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 19:53:40

BRI not meant to counter US Indo-Pacific strategy

Since its inception, the “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) has been gaining partners around the world. The international community's attitude toward the BRI has gradually changed from initial incomprehension, suspicion ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/25 16:53:40

After robust fourth quarter, Barclays has new ammunition for fight against corporate crusader

In the Catholic catechism, a “just war” restores moral order rather than merely exacting revenge. Corporate crusader Edward Bramson has reason for bloodlust given the losses he has sustained since ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/25 16:33:39

China trusts Europe's smart choice on Huawei

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre recently concluded that any risk posed by using Huawei 5G networks can be managed, according to unnamed sources cited by the Financial Times. Some ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/24 17:08:39

Lenovo's reboot could run low on battery as demand for handsets, servers and PCs wanes

Lenovo's reboot could run low on battery. The world's top PC-maker more than doubled pre-tax earnings in the December quarter from a year earlier, confirming a turnaround under boss Yang ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/24 17:03:39

'Vietnam model' offers insights for developing North Korea

With the leaders of North Korea and the US set to hold their second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, next Wednesday and Thursday, there have been growing discussions surrounding whether ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 16:03:40

Passing of Karl Lagerfeld is a moment for reflection on where Chanel will go

Coco Chanel once remarked that “fashion passes, style remains.” The French billionaire brothers who own Chanel will undoubtedly replay those words in their heads as the fashion industry mourns Karl ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 15:58:40

Foreign firms can benefit from 'Made in China 2025'

Many wonder if 2019 will see an end to the “Made in China 2025” initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 21:08:15

Italian grudge may steer Vivendi's M&A mandate in one of Europe's biggest deals of 2019

“It's just business” may be difficult for Vincent Bolloré to utter. Vivendi, the media group he controls, is sore about the work JPMorgan did with activist investor Elliott Advisors in ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 17:43:40