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Jian Chang, China Economist, Barclays expects China's HSBC Flash PMI to pick up to around 50 on improving credit.
Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, ADB says it's naive to expect that BRICs will put up funding to IMF without wanting something in return such as a greater voice.
In coming years, energy from waste-heat recovery systems could be the greenest power available, while letting more U.S. businesses squeeze extra energy out of their power bills.
Shanghai is aiming to grow its capital markets, and as CNBC's Tracey Chang reports the city is set to roll out a number of aggressive initiatives to achieve that end this year.
China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.
The European Banking Authority is to challenge a significant proportion of the capital restructuring plans put forward by the continent’s leading banks to meet tough new capital requirements, say three people familiar with the process. The FT reports.
The “key issue” facing Europe’s banks is raising capital, not improving liquidity, JP Morgan Chase International’s chairman Jacob Frenkel told CNBC Wednesday.
Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital says high yields will continue to drive capital to emerging markets, despite the recent turmoil. Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura joins in the discussion.
More than 90 percent of job creation at venture-backed companies occurs after an IPO. Guest Columnist Terry McGuire looks at ways to get more companies to market.
Years after the dotcom bust, capital is again flowing to needy entrepreneurs, but the funding structure is very different.
The ability to monitor consumer tastes gives retailers access to a trove of information that may help them plan product lines and inventory.
For American bicycle makers, the move to carbon fiber materials was a case of re-inventing the frame —not the wheel.
Information technology is, of course, an integral part of running a business. Too often, however, it’s not an integral part of a company’s strategic goals.
Operational efficiency has become a key to a company's success, especially in an age of thin margins, whether it 's cutting costs, streamlining output or responding to an economic shock.
While derivatives themselves carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies still use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility in their cost of doing business.
The US can learn how to boost long-run growth from successful emerging economies, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech on Wednesday that will delight developing countries more used to admonishment than admiration from Washington. The FT reports.
Banks are being discouraged from big project-finance deals by new global capital rules and the eurozone crisis, according to market participants, who say infrastructure schemes will increasingly be funded by investors. The FT reports.
It's been quite a week. I thought it might be helpful to take a step back from the drama and contrast 2008 versus 2011 from an economic standpoint.
President Barack Obama's financial overhaul law is nearly a year old. For congressional Republicans, the fight to weaken it is just starting.
Barry James, James Advantage Funds President, and CNBC's Bob Pisani & Herb Greenberg discuss whether the rally has a solid foundation or is running on wishful thinking.