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WEF heeding 'gilets jaunes' messages, though unity in social fairness is hard to achieve

Davos 2019 has a jaundiced hue – that is, the color of the vests worn by protesters rocking Paris every weekend. The gripes of the “gilets jaunes” should be familiar ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 17:13:40

A shift from dependence on Tesla may help diversify Panasonic's battery business

A joint venture with Toyota should help recharge Panasonic's battery business. The deal unveiled on January 22 involves pooling resources at factories in both Japan and China, by the end ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 15:23:39

Taxation, loose monetary policies aggravate inequality

The gap between rich and poor keeps widening as the wealth of the world's billionaires increased by $2.5 billion a day in 2018, according to a report by global charity ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 15:18:39

Big money proves tempting even for those Democrat candidates trying to shun donations

White House hopefuls are in denial about Wall Street donors. Some Democratic presidential contenders promise to shun corporate funds. But a large war chest will be handy amid a crowded ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 15:03:39

Fed's interest rate hike may be too little too late

The US Federal Reserve's policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in December voted unanimously to increase the short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, taking it from ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 14:58:39

Sticking to the cost-cutting target can lift up UBS stock price even with market turmoil

UBS has sounded the end of an era on a negative note. A quarterly pre-tax loss at the lender's investment bank coincided with the sudden departure of chief rainmaker Andrea ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 19:59:57

Integrated strategies upgrade China-Cambodia ties

“To build a community of shared future with strategic significance between China and Cambodia.” It is an important expression for China and Cambodia's decades long friendship and cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 19:59:55

Wild success of online survival game Fortnite has caught entertainment titans off guard

Fortnite is battling media titans into a corner. The smash-hit video game may have raked in as much as $2.4 billion in 2018 sales, industry tracker SuperData estimates, more than ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:33:40

New regulations needed for China's stock market

China's stock market, which started from scratch in the 1990s, is now undergoing a period of transition and transformation, with many basic institutional arrangements still missing. Here are some thoughts ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:28:40

CPEC's crucial role in China-Pakistan relationship deserving of respect, not slander

Pakistan has currently issued around $95 billion of outstanding foreign currency debt. It is a really huge amount and Pakistan's economy may not be able to sustain such a huge ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 21:31:59

Musk's rare openness about the company's financial state could serve Tesla well

Elon Musk is adding to the gloom that has enveloped much of the automotive sector in recent months. Tesla's Chief Executive on Friday effectively issued the firm's first profit warning. ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 17:27:06

Vanguard's Bogle, defining value in more than one way, saves investors untold billions

John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who died on Wednesday, defined value in more ways than one. He turned the once frowned upon idea of tracking the broad stock market ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 17:03:39

US airlines get a stress testing with lingering government shutdown, trade tariffs

What's the cost of the US shutdown for businesses? Delta Airlines has taken a guess: $25 million of revenue for every month the government stays closed. Big deal. Like the ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 14:54:17

Macron needs to manage social change, innovations

Popular uprisings across France are threatening to shatter the hope that so many had placed in French President Emmanuel Macron, after his election in May 2017. With his party, La ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 14:50:31

Netflix reaps the dividends of its dominance by bumping up domestic subscription fees

Nearly a decade ago, former Time Warner chief executive Jeff Bewkes derisively implied the video-streaming service would never take over the world. “The mouse that roared” is more like it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 16:03:40

China, Rwanda jointly bridging the trade imbalance

The trade between China and Rwanda has shown a strong uptrend throughout 2018, with the two countries' trade surging by more than 40 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 15:53:40

AB InBev's $70 billion valuation in Asia too high for investors with increasingly fierce competition

Anheuser-Busch InBev executives who hope for a $70 billion valuation for their Asia business really deserve to have their breath tested. The Belgian brewer is considering an IPO for part ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 15:42:44

Trump needs to ignore China hawks and make trade talks a success

The latest round of trade talks between Chinese and US mid-level officials in Beijing obviously laid a good foundation for the world's two largest economies to clinch a deal after ...
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 19:41:18