BUSINESS >>Insider's Eye

China can expect a slow bull market this year

China’s A-share market is likely to embrace a slow bull market this year, propped up by yuan stability, the ready availability of margin loans as well as rising downward pressure ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 21:53:39

Misinterpretation of Singapore's economy could mislead China

Amid strained ties between China and Singapore over issues such as the South China Sea and Singapore’s military ties with Taiwan, there are talks about the impending collapse of Singapore’s ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 22:43:39

Economists in denial over ‘irrational’ behaviors

This, then, is the problem with the BoE’s forecasting models. The important things affecting economies take place outside the self-contained limits of economic models. That is why macroeconomic forecasts end ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 22:08:39

The eurozone remains united for political reasons

This said, it is politics and not economics, which has been the eurozone’s driving force. Specifically, lessons from the management of the crisis suggest that what has mattered more is ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 22:38:39

China can’t rely on investment for its economy

A media report claiming China’s fixed-asset investments will exceed 45 trillion yuan ($6.5 trillion) this year has recently gone viral. Some observers are placing the expected 45 trillion yuan in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:43:39

Air Products’ Chinese bid for Yingde Gases deserves to fly amid company troubles

Air Products’ bid for Yingde Gases deserves to fly. The US giant has been stuck in a bizarre battle over the Hong Kong-listed company, which it wants to buy for ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:38:40

China and India have potential for more cooperation

An article in the Indian daily The Economic Times on February 13 titled “India could be Donald Trump’s next trade war target” mentions that bilateral trade between India and US ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 20:28:39

Mining giants require more financial medicine despite improved performances

Mining’s traumatic downturn is still fresh in the memories of BHP Billiton and Anglo American, despite their improved performances in 2016. Rising commodities prices and aggressive cost-cutting helped both companies ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 20:23:39

Regulator starts taking action as Chinese insurers place too many eggs in one basket

Chinese insurers have developed a taste for equity, and regulators are rightly worried. They are increasingly concentrating their assets on individual company names. The danger is that a single default ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 22:03:39

B&R initiative requires a long-term mindset

As the global tug-of-war heats up, opinions that seem fair often conceal prejudice. In the beginning of 2017, Fitch Ratings, a US credit rating agency, flagged risks on the Belt ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 22:03:39

Is Chinese demand keeping LatAm economies down?

Every country with plentiful mineral resources enjoys a massive windfall when it can export them. Chile and Peru have gained billions of dollars from sending copper to China, allowing for ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 21:48:39

UK government wakes up to 3.5 billion pound downside of growing gig economy

A growing gig economy and tax system that rewards self-employment could hit the UK government’s coffers. Jobs created by the likes of Uber flatter Britain’s unemployment rate, and have helped ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 21:43:39

Intel’s drone ambition faces uphill battle against DJI

Intel’s ambition to continue its dominance over chip technology has largely flopped in the mobile Internet era. However, the US chip giant hasn’t remained stagnant but rather has been proactive ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 21:23:39

Heir’s arrest keeps Samsung off-balance and threatens to hobble big changes

There’s only so much even the most powerful executive can accomplish from behind bars. Samsung Group’s founding family heir Jay Y. Lee has been thrown into jail in an unprecedented ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 21:18:39

China’s calm necessary for globalization push

Recently Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that China will uphold globalization and free trade. I believe this is in the best interest of the world’s nations, large or small. Happily, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 22:43:40

China’s B&R initiative can strengthen energy ties

US President Donald Trump’s energy independence policy aims to increase domestic oil production and reduce the country’s dependence on oil imports.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 21:58:40

Hollywood expansion a chance for China market

While Hollywood continues its feud with Donald Trump, with celebrities taking potshots at the new US president, the global filmmaking hub is set to harmoniously embrace wider money-making opportunities in ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 21:48:39

Why India’s sovereign ratings lag behind China

Another case of India, an emerging economy, criticizing global credit rating agencies (CRAs) for unreasonable sovereign ratings has drawn media attention. Only this time, India has chosen to compare its ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 21:18:39