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Uncertainty over Unilever restructuring leads to growing anger among investors

Unilever only has itself to blame for a growing shareholder revolt in Britain. Loose ends in its plan to pick Rotterdam over London as its global head office have left ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 19:03:40

US accusations about technology transfer ring false

Amid all the unfair tariffs and false accusations made by the US to attack China, one claim has been particularly irritating: Western countries have continually accused China of requiring transfer ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 18:58:40

Labour Party's shares-for-workers plan sounds good but is just a tax hike in disguise

Britain's Labour Party has come up with a superficially appealing plan to transfer wealth from companies to the people, but really to the government. The opposition party on Monday spelled ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 21:23:40

Pakistan determined to develop ties with China

There have been some misleading reports recently about Pakistan and its relationship with the US and with China. It is important to be clear that Pakistan knows where its interests ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 21:23:40

Merrill Lynch still only a qualified success following acquisition by Bank of America

Buying Merrill Lynch has been a qualified success for Bank of America (BOA). The $310 billion mega-lender bought the Thundering Herd essentially over a weekend in the depths of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 19:03:40

Next financial crisis could be worse than last one

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, there are still ongoing debates about the causes and consequences of the financial crisis, and whether the lessons ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 19:03:40

New skills and ethical standards needed for AI era

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become all the rage in today's tech-dominated world, with ample potential benefits from various AI-enabled applications, despite concerns that machines will take over from humans. AI-related ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 21:08:39

Aston Martin IPO possibly in too high a gear given looming uncertainties over Brexit

Aston Martin should lose the go-faster stripes. The UK high-end carmaker's pricing range for its October market debut, released on Thursday, implies a maximum equity price tag of 5.1 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 19:28:39

SOEs should make more room for private sector in China

Although China pledged at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee to allow the market to play a decisive role in allocating resources and to streamline administrative ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:52:33

Battle for control of lackluster Australian office group offers investors an easy exit

A bidding war over Australian offices is providing shareholders with an opportunity to move out. US private equity giant Blackstone and the real estate arm of Canadian pension giant OMERS ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:33:40

China can use monetary policy to ease effects of trade tension

One direct impact from the China-US trade row is greater pressure on exports. The Chinese government has signaled an effort to respond by expanding domestic demand with fiscal measures. However, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 20:18:40

Using Google operating system seems like a good deal for carmakers, but they should be wary

Auto groups are dancing with the tech-giant devil. That should make drivers happier. But Google's push into software for cars looks eerily similar to its highly successful grab for smartphones.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 19:33:42

Trade pressure can motivate China's development

When people were discussing the global economy at the beginning of this year, there were some optimistic sentiments being expressed. This optimism had a sound basis. Last year, there were ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 22:13:40

AIG gradually moving on from financial catastrophe but investors remain skeptical

Anyone who has held shares in American International Group since the end of 2007 is still nursing a 95 percent stock-price loss. That's even worse than fellow crisis basket case ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 20:43:40

China's answer to Tesla has had a star role in the market despite stuttering sales

Electric car maker Nio shifted quickly into a new gear. On the second day of trading after its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, its shares zoomed ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 19:08:41

Financial risks are resurfacing in post-global crisis era

Back in November 2002, Ben Bernanke, then a governor of the Federal Reserve, attended Milton Friedman's 90th birthday party. In his writings, the legendary monetarist had pinned the Great Depression ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 19:08:40

EU and China should deepen industrial cooperation

The EU and China are key partners in many ways. Together they make up 10 percent of the world's land area, 25 percent of the global population and one-third of ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 19:53:40

Hubris remains fundamental reason for Lehman collapse, despite CEO's complaints

Lehman Brothers should not have failed. No, that's not a criticism of the US government's refusal to bail out the firm, thus condemning it to file for bankruptcy on September ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 19:53:39