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Proposed US tax cut would affect China’s economy

Given Trump’s campaign rhetoric, he is likely to push for more rate hikes as well as trade protectionism and tax cuts after assuming office. He will probably also seek to ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/29 21:58:39

Further reform needed to solve China’s capital outflow

The anticipation of unilateral depreciation, which is at the center of concern for domestic residents, firms and overseas investors, creates a risky feedback loop where expectations of yuan depreciation trigger ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 20:23:39

Inclusivity, transparency can dispel CPEC rumors

To address these challenges, for China’s part, efforts should be made to enhance the inclusivity and transparency of the CPEC to allow its various projects to be evenly distributed across ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 0:13:39

Forgery case reveals need for regulatory overhaul

The latest bond fraud is in essence not much different, and just sends another alert to the government that has split oversight in the financial sector into several domains. There ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 22:23:39

Working to protect China’s property rights

China recently adopted new guidelines to strengthen the protection of property rights. The guidelines are an important step toward ensuring long-term economic growth. But there is more to be done.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/25 21:23:39

Chinese market can lift local PC makers

Therefore, the rebound in China’s commercial PC market particularly offers an impetus for domestic PC vendors led by Lenovo, an arena they can’t afford to lose ground in. That would ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/23 0:13:39

Insurance firms should serve real economy

Insurance firms should make note of the asset portfolios of insurers in developed countries, where stock investment as a percentage of total assets remains low.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 0:23:39

China’s competitiveness hinges on tax reform

China should adapt to the changing situation. It is time for Chinese authorities and policymakers to reduce the tax burden on businesses without increasing fiscal deficits or debt levels, and ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 0:03:40

Mega-merger market’s last gasp could be boon for better, more modest deals

Since debt remains cheap and costs of capital are falling, companies could focus animal spirits on smaller prey. Those generally turn out better for bidders, according to a 2007 Boston ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 23:43:40

Pakistan’s markets soar with Chinese support

Today, Pakistan is shifting back toward economic development. That, however, requires peace and stability and massive infrastructure investment that China can offer.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 0:33:39

CalPERS return cut would be small but notable step among US public pensions

If CalPERS does bite the bullet now, that would improve its own position and send a useful signal. Many US public pensions have worse funding situations and even more optimistic ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 0:33:39

The geopolitics of growing global populism

Low international income inequality, rather than growing income inequality in individual countries, is putting unprecedented stress on the global order. There is a mismatch between what Western countries can provide ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 21:38:39

Brazilian 3G Capital set to take another bite of Corporate America with Mondelez purchase

If Mondelez proves too rich, Kraft could seek out a smaller target. Buying cereal makers Kellogg or General Mills without racking up excessive debt would require a more manageable $12 ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 21:33:39

Managing future tech and political challenges

But there is a risk that Trump may impose new restrictions that will make it more difficult for a free flow of goods and services. He is likely to impose ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 20:28:39

Hong Kong credentials get temporary face-lift from beauty-app Meitu’s $629m IPO

Just having Meitu choose Hong Kong is an accomplishment. But for Chinese mainland entrepreneurs holding the reins to unicorns like handset maker Xiaomi and car app Didi Chuxing, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 20:23:39

How China can make globalization great again

With possible retrenchment and partial withdrawal from global engagement from the US, China’s role will become more prominent and decisive. Expectations are on the rise as to how China can ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 21:28:39

Counterbid from so-called Pacific consortium for Aussie lotteries is a long shot

There’s no guarantee the wagering unit will attract another buyer, of course, and no certainty on the timing. Given the potential for value creation, if Tabcorp is gazumped, it should ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 21:18:39

Grassroot programs key to China soccer dream

What China needs is not bling-bling acquisitions of famous soccer clubs and big stars, but long-term grassroots investment to grow soccer talent in China, Xavier Asensi, managing director for FC ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 0:33:39