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Mega-M&A risk facing into breakups by command of dealmaker-in-chief Trump

Donald Trump’s election as the next American president risks morphing the era of mega-M&A into bumper breakups by command. The self-described dealmaker has already railed against AT&T’s planned $85 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/13 20:03:39

Inconsistent Trump policies may turn short-term bank gains into long-term pain

Donald Trump’s surprise election win should bring some welcome relief to banks. A Republican Party in control of Congress also usually appeals to financial markets. The president-elect’s erratic positions on ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/10 23:13:39

Alibaba’s business model can succeed in Vietnam

Following the rapid global development of e-commerce, Vietnam has shown rising interest in joining this promising but risky sector by building and developing its own e-commerce platforms, which are currently ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/10 0:38:39

Turbulent politics in 2016 redefines essence of ‘predictable’ developed markets

Politics in 2016 is forcing investors to rethink old divisions between developed and emerging markets. Money managers used to assume that rich economies were more stable than poorer ones. A ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/10 0:38:39

US election won’t impact yuan depreciation pressure

The uncertainties in the US political climate keep coming, although the latest findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation show that Hillary Clinton didn’t commit a crime after the review ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/8 22:33:39

Hong Kong’s new stamp tax only a breather for city’s overheating property bubble

Hong Kong’s new stamp duty only offers a breather for the city’s property bubble. The special administrative region has nearly doubled its tax on real-estate sales to 15 percent across ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/8 22:23:39

UK bonds offer scant recompense for messy politics over Britain’s coming EU exit

Investors are keeping faith with Britain. Though benchmark sovereign bond yields have climbed in the past month, this is largely explained by rising inflation expectations and fading hopes that Bank ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/7 22:23:39

China needs its own model of management education

Rather than maintaining adoration for the American style of business management education, China should explore its own model of nurturing management talents in a way that matches the economy’s transition ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/6 22:13:39

UK government court ruling on parliamentary approval won’t head off a hard Brexit

Britain’s divorce from the European Union has become more complicated. The High Court for England and Wales ruled on Thursday that Prime Minister Theresa May needs parliament’s approval to trigger ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/6 22:08:39

Higher interest rates won’t boost US growth

Blackstone CEO Tony James recently published a column in the Financial Times titled “To revive America’s economy, raise interest rates.” This is a very bad idea. Let us imagine that we ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/3 23:08:39

Threat of Hong Kong zombie stocks may haunt IPO banks and bankers for years

Standard Chartered and UBS both just revealed investigations by the Hong Kong regulator. Dodgy initial public offerings (IPO) are the problem. The 2009 float of China Forestry is common to ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/3 23:08:39

TPP failure would cost the US trade dominance

Impacted by the US presidential election, there is a slim chance that the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will take effect by the end of this year. The ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/2 21:23:39

Crude oil prices are too gloomy on chance of OPEC deal at end of November

Oil producers can start fixing their credibility problem without too much effort. Crude prices have wilted after Iraq joined Nigeria, Iran and Libya in asking for exemptions from proposed production ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/2 21:18:39

Resilient UK growth following Brexit referendum adds to policymakers’ quandary

The British economy barely broke its stride after the country voted to leave the EU. This piece of good news poses a dilemma for finance minister Philip Hammond and Bank ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/1 22:33:39

The economic consequences of a Trump shock

With the US’ presidential election on November 8, and a series of elections and other political decisions fast approaching in Europe, now is a good time to ask whether the ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/1 22:33:39

Britain’s Brexit airbag can’t cushion everyone from the impact of leaving the EU

Britain has an enchanted airbag that will cushion the impact of leaving the European Union. How exactly it works is a mystery. But Japanese carmaker Nissan, which just agreed to ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/31 20:03:39

‘Made in China’ rebranding should walk on two legs

The upgrade of “Made in China” has perhaps been weighed a little excessively toward boosting high-end manufacturing in fields like robotics, high-speed rail and nuclear power and urging traditional manufacturers ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/30 21:03:39

East Asian geopolitics could affect China’s economy

China is currently facing an unprecedented geopolitical deadlock in East Asia as its bilateral relations with Japan, South Korea and North Korea each hit a nadir. The rivalry between ...
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/28 0:08:39