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SEC warning on dodgy fundraising brings wave of digital-currency debuts back down to earth

The ballooning market for so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) – which has boomed to $1.3 billion so far this year – just got a reality check. The Securities and Exchange ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 17:28:40

Code of conduct needed to reduce moral hazard

There is growing consensus that it is of critical significance to make accurate evaluations and predictions of systemic risks facing the Chinese economy. And it is believed that a prudent ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 21:28:39

Google could help itself in antitrust fight with more transparency about Alphabet

Alphabet’s opacity is hindering Google’s antitrust fight. Despite huge efforts outside its core online search business, the $685 billion juggernaut still looks like a one-trick pony with nearly 90 percent ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 21:18:39

China should not ‘open’ market to credit rating monopolists

Recent business news seems to point to a more open China market for overseas investors and financial services. A more open market will generally accommodate more competition, and will bring ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 20:23:39

Abe’s low popularity threatens painful structural changes Japan desperately needs

Japan’s reform momentum is under threat. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval ratings have crashed, ending a period of unusual political stability. The response is more likely to be populist spending ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 20:18:40

Statistics hide the changing face of work in India

A debate about job creation and employment is heating up in India, fueled by data that seem to show the country is entering a period of jobless growth. Official statistics ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/25 19:38:39

China’s B&R initiative leading a resurgence of Asia

China’s first quarter data indicated it grew at 6.9 percent, beating analysts’ forecasts and surpassing its annual target. Other data supports a solid economy and a continuing growth trend. Two ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 19:58:39

Puppy love keeps IPO investors on the leash, with the help of sensible valuation

A case of puppy love just swept over the stock market. After Snap, Blue Apron and YogaWorks appeared to spell doom for initial public offerings of trendy, fast-growing businesses, shares ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 19:53:39

Japan-EU agreement may help save Abe’s credibility

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker jointly announced in early July that they had reached agreement in principle on the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 17:28:39

Alibaba rewrites its e-commerce playbook, trumpeting bricks-and-mortar push

China’s e-commerce giant is abandoning its unique selling point. Alibaba is trumpeting a push into bricks-and-mortar shopping. It’s not alone but the stakes are particularly high for the $392 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 17:23:39

Soaring household debt a dangerous, overlooked risk in China

While there is much concern among the public about China’s local government debt and corporate debt, which are considered key sources of risk, the rising household debt and the consequent ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 19:58:40

New rules increasing minimum capital requirements take shine off Australian banking sector

Australian banks should be able to absorb the latest regulatory uppercut. The local financial watchdog has aggressively hiked minimum capital requirements for top lenders, the latest step in a campaign ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 19:58:39

Philippines’ Duterte will keep close ties with China

After taking power in June 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte quickly adjusted his country’s strategy toward China, normalizing relations and warming up bilateral economic ties within a very short period ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/19 21:13:39

Striving for ‘compatibility’ boosts globalization

The first China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue is scheduled to take place in Washington on Wednesday, boosting hopes for inclusive growth despite fears of protectionism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/18 22:18:39

Financial inclusion key to improving global prosperity

The theme of the recently concluded G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, was “shaping an interconnected world,” and when leaders got down to business, many of the highest-profile topics – climate ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:48:40

Britain’s 5G auction potentially hitting Treasury coffers, but it’s a reasonable trade-off

Britain’s 5G auction is wisely putting customers before the country’s coffers. Regulators capped incumbent BT’s participation in upcoming mobile-spectrum sales, potentially hitting the Treasury’s income from the sales. It’s a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:48:39

Small US firms should see opportunity, not risk, in China

Now is the right time for small US businesses to embrace opportunities in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 20:53:40

Trump’s candidate for Fed chairman seems temperamentally unsuitable for the job

Only in Trumpland can Gary Cohn be considered a suitable Federal Reserve chairman. The former Goldman Sachs president and current White House adviser has been tipped as top contender to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 20:53:39