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Activist investors can seize more influence in family-controlled luxury brands

Activists could stir things up in the business of luxury. Family control allows high-end fashion brands to hoard cash and live with second-rate governance. But assertive investors are becoming more ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 19:18:39

Window opens for Arab world in China's new era

China is embracing a new era in its engagement with the world to protect international trade and support global interaction based on a win-win strategy, respect and equal opportunities to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 5:03:39

Global debt issue must be addressed

Economic growth is accelerating across most of the world. Yet the world's total gross debt-to-GDP ratio has reached nearly 250 percent, up from 210 percent before the global economic crisis ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 23:53:40

Coming slowdown in the economy will be measured

The tightening of regulatory oversight on China's financial sector and the curbs on shadow banking growth in particular may lead to more tepid performance in the domestic economy and financial ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 23:48:39

CPTPP, RCEP can build cooperative partnership

It has seemed since the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was rebranded as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in November that the CPTPP has had an ambition to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 0:28:39

China thrives as the West suffers 'new mediocre'

In a recent article, Justin Yifu Lin, former chief economist of the World Bank, argued that the center of world economic thinking would eventually pass to China. This is already ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/18 22:18:40

Business must get on board with B&R, Brexit, CPTPP

At three recent conferences I attended, three topics came up time and again: the Belt & Road (B&R) initiative, Brexit and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 23:48:39

China, S.Korea can develop synergies in tech sector

South Korea's direct investment in China has declined in recent years, but this trend may be about to change. China's rapid development in science and technology, and in high-tech and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 18:53:40

ECB could use Steinhoff mess to make necessary changes to bond-buying program

The Steinhoff controversy could be a chance for the European Central Bank to rethink its bond-buying program. The institution is facing a possible loss after acquiring the South African retailer's ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 18:53:39

China-Mongolia meat trade full of potential

In a joint press release issued by the foreign ministers of China and Mongolia on December 4, the Chinese government expressed its willingness to give positive consideration to Mongolia's desire ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 21:48:40

Launch of Bitcoin futures sets scene for more gambling, but concerns still linger

Bitcoin action is now available without Bitcoins. CBOE Global Markets launched its futures on the crypto-currency late on Sunday. It opens fresh avenues for trading, but for now the new ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 21:48:39

China leads way amid need for green tech progress

The 2016 UN “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment” shows how far China is ahead of the rest of the world. It is advancing not only investment in current green ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 21:58:40

Uber's U-turn on taxi cooperation could herald more realistic Southeast Asia path

Uber's entire business has been predicated on flooring it right at the establishment. Co-founder Travis Kalanick once said his company was in a campaign where “the incumbent is an asshole ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 21:58:40

UK government should look for solutions from within

Nowadays, there are hazards to looking for signs of hope in the British economy. As the latest OECD forecast for 2018 and beyond shows, a cloud of gloom has descended ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 21:48:40

Bitcoin looks like speeded-up unicorn hype, but investors should consider selling

Bitcoin's meteoric rise is looking like speeded-up unicorn hype. A sheen of futurism, fear of missing out, a lack of fundamental value, and an inability of big backers to sell ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 21:43:40

Trade war with US unlikely despite ongoing friction

Recently, the US has been putting pressure on China over trade. For the first time since 1991, the US Department of Commerce launched “self-initiated” anti-dumping and countervailing investigations into imports ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 19:43:40

Sharp drop in bond yields indicates overconfidence in health of French economy

In some parts of the financial market, it's as if the eurozone debt crisis never happened. The gap between benchmark French and German bond yields last week shrank to its ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 19:43:39

Preparations needed to mitigate effects of US tax cut

Following the tax overhaul recently approved by the US Senate, the corporate tax rate in the US will drop substantially, personal income tax will also be reduced, a number of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 22:33:40