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Ambiguous sustainable investing will land investors in the dock

The business of adding some kind of environmental, social or governance (ESG) analysis to investment decisions is snowballing. Such practices grew 34 percent in the two years after 2016 and are now a factor in $31 trillion of assets under management, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. In 2020, the downside of that surge could put certain players in the dock.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 21:08:40

RRR cut to reduce financing problems for companies

In China's current economic situation, a RRR cut will help better solve corporate financing problems and boost investment to expand production, thereby driving economic growth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 20:58:40

Direct listings will move nearer IPOs, may jump across Atlantic

A direct listing is "just an IPO (initial public offering) without the O," says Barry McCarthy, finance chief of music-streaming outfit Spotify Technology.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/12/30 23:07:59

Liquidity allocation more crucial than RRR cut

There is a possibility that the People's Bank of China (PBC) will cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) in January. The possible RRR cut could be similar to the last time in September - overall cut combined with targeted cuts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 23:01:32

India needs economic shot in arm come 2020

Year 2020 will be crucial for the Indian economy, which urgently needs a shot in the arm before the stalling growth becomes irreversible. But it may be a tough choice for the government given its limited fiscal space.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 20:11:16

2020 Outlook: No need for pessimism

China's economic slowdown in 2019 was mainly caused by the superposition of trends, cyclical factors and sudden events. Despite some of the causes that still exist in 2020, the economic outlook is not necessarily pessimistic as some cyclical factors will reverse and good results of reform will continue to show up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 18:53:05

Huawei assures Chinese people after a long trade war

This year will pull down its curtain without much fanfare for the divisive tariffs war initiated by the US government, which has put global economic growth on the precipice. The tumult of the trade tussle is driving many people to shudder.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 21:41:48

Team Trump will steal US Democratic Senator Warren's tech thunder

US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has made breaking up tech giants a plank for her bid to win the US presidency. But chances are Team Trump will steal her thunder.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/12/29 20:27:55

Modi to further push 'Make in India'

Modi's strategy mainly focuses on striving for practical interests on all fronts for India and expanding markets for "Make in India," which is posing impacts on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and competition with "Made in China."
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 20:20:52

US farmers need competitiveness to win back China market

US farmers may return to or even exceed pre-trade war levels of sales to China if the phase one trade deal can be signed by the two countries. However, fierce competition is forcing them to improve competitiveness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 20:53:40

Buy now, pay later faces backlash, regulations may follow

Giving young shoppers easy credit to spend online doesn't sound sensible. Yet a new craze called "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) is growing in popularity. The risk is a regulatory backlash like that which befell US vaping heavyweight Juul.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/12/26 18:33:40

US policy on China won't change

There will not be a change in fundamental US policy toward China regardless of the outcome of the election.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 18:08:40

US using 5G scare story to play catch-up

As we move ahead toward 2020, Western nations are creating a new narrative of an enemy that must be contained: the China made 5G network.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 21:19:08

China's faster growth will see yuan go up to 6.0 against dollar

The yuan is likely to appreciate to around 6.8 against the US dollar in three months, and is expected to rise to around 6.0 in three years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 20:44:08

Nation makes concentrated effort to stabilize employment in 2020

China may face its most serious challenge from employment next year as its economic growth slows. But no one should doubt the government's determination to step up support for employment in the face of rising pressure on job security.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 19:46:00

Middle-class Chinese give new consumer meaning to Christmas

The commercialization of the Christmas holiday is changing the way the holiday is celebrated in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 21:43:34

As peak subscription economy approaches, newcomers may struggle

Don't subscribe now! At least not to the idea of the subscription economy.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/12/24 19:18:40

High-tech decoupling is riskier for US

China and the US have agreed on the terms of a phase one trade deal, taking a step forward that has been long anticipated by the world. To maintain the good momentum, it's imperative for the two countries to be wary of the potential hazards of "decoupling in the high-tech sector."
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 19:11:56