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Lower growth target offers more room for China's reform

The Chinese economy grew by 6.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, with GDP expanding 6.9 percent on the whole for the first three quarters. In sharp contrast to concerns ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/25 19:13:40

UniCredit makes strong start on road to recovery, despite low EU interest rates

UniCredit is getting an early start on its recovery path. A data glitch forced Italy's biggest bank by assets to publish third-quarter results two weeks ahead of schedule. Fortunately, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/25 19:13:39

Trade boost can help beat middle-income trap

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the country's most important political gathering, has just concluded. Given that foreign trade regulations are set to get a major ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/24 22:23:40

PayPal needs impressive return on four vital strategies to justify soaring valuation

PayPal's future rests on striking a quadruple whammy. The $80 billion payments firm, which announced estimates-beating third-quarter earnings on Thursday, is worth as much as American Express – more, if ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/24 22:23:39

Daimler's reform drive lacks sufficient horsepower as problems keep mounting up

If Daimler's cars were as slow as its restructuring, the company would have few customers. The Mercedes-Benz parent has problems aplenty, which bumper third-quarter sales do little to change. A ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/23 22:13:40

Close attention needed for changing copper prices

Big movements in copper prices are often a sign of things to come in the stock market. It is also believed that copper and China's macroeconomic situation are closely related. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/23 22:13:40

Long-term mechanism for real estate is coming

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) convened on Wednesday. In his speech delivered at the opening session of the Party Congress, General Secretary of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 18:28:40

Tezos boosted by ICO success but can't escape traditional financial motivations

Call it teething trouble with tezzies. One of the biggest so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) to date, which raised some $230 million for a blockchain project called Tezos, has led ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 18:28:39

Amid continuing scandals, Japan needs a rethink

On October 16, a fleet of Hitachi-built high-speed trains bought by the British Great Western Railway Corporation (GWR) started operation, on a route from Bristol to London, but it wound ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 19:58:39

Indonesia needs more progress on pledged improvements to stave off slowdown

Few central banks have been busier over the last 22 months than Indonesia's. Despite eight easing moves, however, growth is stuck at 5 percent, lagging China, India, the Philippines and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 19:48:39

Solutions to urban pollution may prove complex

Major cities in China and around the world are often shrouded by smog, and this can be exacerbated if they are located in a valley, sheltered from wind. This dirty ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 20:58:39

RBR aiming to unlock hidden value in Credit Suisse but breakup faces conundrum

Calls to action are designed to provoke an immediate response. Such imperatives are understandable in the case of Credit Suisse. Shares in the Swiss lender are 13 percent below the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 20:53:39

Global investors show their belief in China's economy

There has been a healthy net inflow of foreign capital into the Chinese mainland's securities market so far in 2017. Owing to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 19:03:39

Microfinance gets boost in India with deal for Bharat Financial but big risks remain

Microfinance in India is starting a new conventional life. IndusInd, a large private sector bank, has agreed to buy Bharat Financial Inclusion – the country's poster child for niche lending ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 18:52:05

Clouds gather for Samsung as departing leader warns of 'unprecedented crisis'

Warning signs are flashing after another big quarter at Samsung Electronics. The South Korean group's top executive, Kwon Oh-hyun, unexpectedly resigned on Friday following record-smashing forecasts for operating profit. An ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 21:03:39

B&R offers new hope for better global order

As China enters a new era in its rich history of peaceful power, a history based on sharing its values with the world as it did with the great inventions ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 21:03:39

Goldman pushing new M&A approaches amid sharp decline in trading revenue

Goldman Sachs is trying to extricate itself from a box by thinking outside it. The Wall Street firm has set up a small team in what's known internally as the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 19:13:39

Is the time right for bolder yuan reforms?

With risk in the equity markets having been significantly ameliorated, China's central bank, a linchpin of reform and market opening-up for many years, is now calling for bolder reform moves ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 19:13:39