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Multilateral institutions vital in new global order

From the end of World War II to the mid-2010s, economic globalization progressed relentlessly through expanded trade, proliferating capital flows, faster (and cheaper) communication, and, to a lesser extent, human ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 20:58:39

Federal Reserve shows worrying disregard for history

Economic developments over the past 20 years have taught – or ought to have taught – the US Federal Reserve four lessons. Yet the Fed's current policy posture raises the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 20:08:40

Italian govt must consider appropriate punishment carefully after bridge collapse

Italy's deadly bridge disaster will shape the country's infrastructure fix for better or worse. Shares in toll-road operator Atlantia have fallen as much as 30 percent since the Genoa viaduct ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 20:08:39

Realistic view of B&R will serve initiative best

Since early this year, articles portraying the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative in a bad light have emerged. The timing is tricky since 2018 is the fifth anniversary of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 22:53:41

Special ties with Pentagon may win Amazon a contract but will lead to greater scrutiny

US President Donald Trump may not like Jeff Bezos, but his Department of Defense gets along great with Amazon. Consultants associated with the $927 billion Seattle juggernaut occupied top positions ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 20:53:40

China's achievements should be shared with world

The most frequent excuse used by US President Donald Trump to support his reckless decision to launch a “trade war” against China is that China has taken advantage of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 22:38:40

Latest Musk missive delivers new dose of confusion over future prospects for Tesla

Elon Musk has revealed a bit about his mooted buyout of Tesla, and a lot about himself. On Monday he explained why he thinks a $59 billion take-private deal is ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 20:38:40

P2P plight reveals regulatory, consumer woes

The collapse of many online peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders in recent months is a bitter reminder that China's institutions are still unprepared for an individual financial investment boom – and that ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 22:53:40

Turkey facing difficult choices as concerns grow over lira's fall, external financing situation

After digging itself into a crisis, Turkey will probably find the worst way out. The lira's alarming slide is fanning concern that the country will struggle to meet external financing ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/14 20:33:39

Trade tension will bite US harder in long run

The trade friction instigated by the US was always inevitable. The move from cooperation to competition in China-US relations is not surprising, but it will cause damage for both sides. ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 20:13:40

Tesla aiming to tempt investors but buyout realities show boring companies are a safer bet

Tesla is getting a lesson in buyout realities. Elon Musk's stated desire to take the money-losing carmaker private has set Wall Street all atwitter. But Dun & Bradstreet's $5.4 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 20:13:39

Pinterest may be one of last social networks to IPO game, but time is on its side

Pinterest is taking a mature approach to stock-market listings. The scrapbooking site is one of the last social networks to tap the public markets and may do so through an ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/12 19:58:39

China can support Arctic development as part of B&R

Media reports said that temperatures in the Arctic region have exceeded 30 C in recent days. This is bad news, but global warming could make shipping routes through the Arctic ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 22:28:40

Tesla buyout not as big a long shot as it sounds, but would need to go short on leverage

Elon Musk has set up a new diversion for the electric-car maker he runs. On Tuesday he announced on Twitter he is “considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 20:13:42

China can learn from Singapore on bigger govt role in housing policy

When a country reaches the middle and high income range, wealth redistribution and social justice emerge as important issues. Public housing in Singapore has set an example for the rest ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 20:48:28

Sterling's Brexit jitters bigger than they appear as risks have plenty of room to grow

Britain's currency is jumpier than it might look. Options prices offer investors an easy way to check expectations of how much sterling is expected to move around. The relative calm ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 20:48:27

China and Europe must cooperate in data analysis

China, Europe and the US are participants in a three-legged race. However one assesses them, these regions are the three wealthiest in the world. Given their strong positions, it makes ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 21:28:40

Heineken negotiates honorable retreat from Chinese market despite weak starting position

Heineken has found an honorable way to retreat from China. The Dutch giant on Friday announced plans to hand its business in China to China Resources Beer and take a ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 21:28:39