BUSINESS >>Insider's Eye

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

China needs policy toolbox to fend off financial risks

As official statistics point to an acceleration of deflationary pressure in China's vast manufacturing sector, experts are suggesting that the authorities in Beijing take more steps to loosen fiscal and ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 22:38:40

HK must take advantage of rail network integration to boost competitiveness

September 10 was the first day that tickets for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) went on sale. There was a long line waiting in the railway station before ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 20:53:40

Tech firms haven't cracked medical market yet but Apple's new strategy could work

Apple's new innovation is to tap fear as well as greed. The $1 trillion firm's new watches can detect falls and heart conditions, making them a useful gift for grandma, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 20:33:40

China can win tech future with reform, innovation

While Chinese technology brands have over the years made their way into both domestic and international markets, weakening consumers' outright fondness for Western brand names, especially US ones, it's fair ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 20:38:40

Wall Street's best and brightest struggling to make a difference at major tech firms

Wall Street brains are mostly stumped by tech dilemmas. Giant opportunities and pay packages lured Imran Khan and other rainmakers to Silicon Valley. Their record is mixed at best at ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 19:23:40

Fast-growing payment upstarts can make up for Europe's lack of large tech firms

Europeans often bemoan the lack of home-grown technology groups. Germany's Wirecard and Netherlands-based Adyen, whose combined value has soared to 43 billion euros ($50 billion), are notable exceptions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:53:40

US needs to make top executives more accountable

All across the US, students are settling into college – and coming to grips with “Econ 101.” This introductory course is typically taught with a broadly reassuring message: If markets ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 18:53:40

Uncertain times lie ahead for tech behemoth Alibaba as Jack Ma prepares to retire

Jack Ma's exit is a teachable moment for China tech. The charismatic former English instructor and co-founder of Alibaba has told the New York Times he plans to retire. But ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 19:24:18

NDB can support emerging markets' upward trend

Last month, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings (S&P) predicted a stable outlook for the New Development Bank (NDB), which was set up by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 19:23:39

China, EU, Africa can benefit from working together

Europe, China and Africa are all unique and totally different, but they are increasingly interconnected. Despite aiming to achieve different goals and dealing with different problems right now, the solution ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:43:40

Indonesia's best strategy for defending rupiah would be to stick to path of reform

The best way for Indonesia to defend its currency may be to keep a cool head. A dramatic sell-off in emerging markets has pushed the rupiah to its weakest level ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 19:43:39

US trade measures could trigger new global crisis

Given the recent trade friction provoked by US President Donald Trump, there has been increasing concern over the impact of protectionism on global economic growth. There is a danger that ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 20:03:14

Nike courts political controversy with new ad campaign but risk may be worthwhile

Nike is putting a politically divisive foot forward. The sneaker group will feature Colin Kaepernick, the first US National Football League player to kneel in protest during the national anthem, ...
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 19:48:41