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Ongoing presidential scandal can spur corporate governance reform at Korea Inc

There is a silver lining for investors in the deepening political crisis in South Korea. Popular fury over a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye could give her successor a mandate ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 20:18:39

The triple-T conundrum: Trump, trade and the TPP

With the election of Donald Trump as US president it is now obvious that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has totally collapsed. The TPP includes the US and eleven ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 20:18:39

Malaysia can be an ASEAN entry-point for Alibaba

Alibaba Group is an authority in the e-commerce sector with solid global brand recognition. Governments and multinational corporations have been seeking insight in implementing digital technology from Jack Ma, the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 21:48:39

Potential US visa changes under Trump presidency could be ugly for Indian IT firms

Things could get ugly for Indian IT firms in the new world order. US President-elect Donald Trump says he will investigate all abuses of visas for skilled foreign workers. His ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 21:43:39

Smartphones could drive de-cashing in India

On November 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that all RS500 ($7.30) and RS1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi series would be invalid as a form of legal tender ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 19:33:39

Trump’s crony capitalism jars with Modi’s efforts to clean up the same at home

Donald Trump is not helping Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to call time on crony capitalism. The US president-elect met with Indian developers of Trump Towers Pune in New ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 19:33:39

Through the Himalayas, a rail route to prosperity

A regular weekly rail delivering freight from Lanzhou in Gansu province to Kathmandu in Nepal began operating on October 31. Of course, for the moment the railway itself only runs ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 22:03:40

China strives to balance trade with Latin America

From November 17 to 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a week-long visit to three Latin American countries – Ecuador, Peru and Chile. During the trip, he also attended ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 21:23:39

UK watchdog turns screw on besieged fund managers with interim findings

Britain is turning the screw on embattled asset managers. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has criticized weak competition and proposed remedies that could lower earnings and pay. Given the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 21:18:39

The need to argue for both sides in global trade

Are economists partly responsible for Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US presidential election? Even if they may not have stopped Trump, economists would have had a greater impact on ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/20 23:28:39

Bank of Japan gets serious on yield-curve control but difficulties may lie ahead

The Bank of Japan has put its “yield-curve control” plan into practice. On Thursday the central bank offered to buy shorter-dated bonds in unlimited amounts, the first time it has ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/20 23:23:39

China’s debt-for-equity swap program leads to more questions than answers

China provided guidelines last month on a debt-for-equity swap program that it hopes will form part of the solution to over-indebtedness in the corporate sector. In theory, debt-for-equity swaps could ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/17 21:33:39

US, UK withdrawal opens up opportunities for China

Following the results of the US election, the comparatively small volatility in the prices of international assets such as commodities and oil as well as strengthened performances in the US ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/16 21:48:39

Volkswagen rejigs Chinese joint venture partnerships but keeps hand on wheel

Volkswagen is tweaking its partnerships in China, paving the way to migrate some production of the popular Audi brand out of its joint venture with China FAW and into SAIC. ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/16 21:43:39

Singapore should turn to RCEP as TPP falters

On Thursday at a labor organization meeting, Democrat Chuck Schumer, who is likely to be elected Senate minority leader, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal wouldn’t be approved by ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/15 20:53:39

China’s zealous cleantech firms risk burning cash with non-essential acquisitions

China’s eco-friendly businesses are eager to expand by buying up overseas expertise. The Chinese market for green goods and services is flourishing, partly because of regulations designed to limit pollution. ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/15 20:48:39

India’s bumpy banknote recall could be a make-or-break moment for Modi legacy

Narendra Modi’s banknote recall is becoming a make-or-break moment. India’s prime minister is under fire after a move to cancel large-denomination rupee notes amounting to 86 percent of the total ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 21:38:39

China’s Internet sector outshines others in fintech

When it comes to Internet in China, the first thing that comes to mind for many people in developed economies is that China doesn’t have access to Facebook, Twitter or ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/13 21:08:39