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Emerging economies face challenging new cycle

After the US Federal Open Market Committee decided in its mid-March meeting to further raise its benchmark interest rates and to reduce the Federal Reserve’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet gradually, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/4 21:03:39

China’s industrial strategy offers a lesson for the US

As the world watches anxiously for signs of US President Donald Trump’s next move vis-à-vis China, Chinese leaders remain focused on the next stage of their country’s ongoing economic transformation. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 18:18:39

Theresa May should end dithering over tough action to fix UK pension pickle

The UK’s pension pickle is a key credibility test for Theresa May. The UK prime minister is dithering over whether to keep guaranteeing above-inflation increases to pensioners. She shouldn’t.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 18:13:39

China can learn from Europe on garbage disposal

In a tragic incident on December 20, 2015 in the Southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, a huge mountain of construction debris collapsed resulting in many casualties. The landslide caused by ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/1 18:58:39

Toshiba desperate to avoid delisting but axing PwC would harm efforts to win back trust

Toshiba’s move to switch accountants reflects a desperation to avoid delisting. The crisis-stricken Japanese group may ditch the Big Four auditor it hired only last year, Reuters reported Wednesday, which ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/1 18:53:39

CSRC under pressure as investors bemoan latest source of stock market blues

China’s stock markets remain in gloomy territory, with the primary Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index plummeting 200 points from close to 3,300 points earlier in April. In only two weeks, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 23:33:41

Tech plus cash offers new model for Chinese firms

For a long time, Chinese enterprises have given the impression of lacking core technology while having plenty of investment strength, backed by their previously accumulated wealth. But a number of ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 23:33:41

Drone sector exciting but tough for Chinese startups

The tech world is widely known as the birthplace of a variety of startups, which seems especially the case in China. However, the fledgling drone market has turned out to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 21:28:40

Mood of optimism about global economy grows but deep problems remain

As the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and the IMF commence, the world’s economic future appears brighter than it has in some time. The international financial institutions, not ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 22:33:41

Tech now more alluring than banking, but graduates should be wary of pitfalls

Being number one doesn’t just matter for individuals. It has profound importance for industries too. Before the financial crisis, investment banking was the clear career of choice for MBA graduates ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 22:33:40

China and Mexico should build stronger ties

US President Donald Trump’s doctrine of “America first” is hurting relations between his country and Mexico. Trump is committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The tension ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 22:58:40

Specter of protectionism haunts global economy

The global economy is in the midst of a period that is both encouraging and bewildering, in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 21:53:39

China steps up efforts to attract Aramco toward potential record listing in Hong Kong bourse

China has upped the ante in the race for influence over Saudi Aramco’s flotation. It has assembled a State consortium to act as cornerstone investors as it pushes for a ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 21:48:39

Morocco eager to build stronger ties with China

Since Chinese President Xi Jinping established the vision of the 21st century Maritime Silk Road, many other countries have been working out how to be part of the new initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 22:53:39

Developing nations can’t rely on Western aid

Developing economies and China may need the One Belt and One Road initiative more than ever, given various events last year, such as Brexit. Although it might be premature to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 20:33:39

Rise in cybercrime in China offers business opportunity

With cross-border deals taking a growing share of China’s thriving e-commerce sector, the risks from cyberattacks have also been on the rise. This calls for caution about the hidden danger ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:58:40

Swede tissue bid offers enough shareholder value to show breakups don’t all lead to tears

A potential swoop on part of Swedish tissue and forestry products manufacturer SCA would be nothing for investors to cry about. A group of buyout firms has bid 200 billion ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:38:39

Time is right for Chinese firms to invest in Europe

Is it time to invest? If so, where? If we ask the first question of investment managers they say “… well last week was better than today. Next week might ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 22:08:39