Amazon Battles Mukesh Ambani for India’s E-Commerce Future

The American company sees big potential in the country’s nascent e-commerce market. Both sides view a troubled grocery store chain as the key to success.

#amazon-com-inc, #ambani-mukesh-d, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #big-bazaar-future-retail-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #foreign-investments, #future-group, #india, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #reliance-industries, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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China’s Biggest ‘Bad Bank’ Tests Beijing’s Resolve on Financial Reform

Chinese regulators say they want to clean up the country’s financial system, but a state-owned conglomerate may ultimately get in the way.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #china-huarong-asset-management-co, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-investments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

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U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia, Blaming It for Major Hacking Operation

Following years of wrist slaps under President Donald J. Trump, the new measures are designed to have a noticeable impact on the Russian economy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #foreign-investments, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sovereign-wealth-funds, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia, Blaming It for Major Hacking Operation

Following years of wrist slaps under President Donald J. Trump, the new measures are designed to have a noticeable impact on the Russian economy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #foreign-investments, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sovereign-wealth-funds, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden, Yellen and the War on Leprechauns

Bribing corporations with low taxes isn’t the way to create jobs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #corporate-taxes, #federal-taxes-us, #foreign-investments, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #tax-shelters

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China’s New Rules Worry Foreign Banks and Companies

New rules, aimed at taming big money flows and possibly controlling the Chinese currency, could give domestic rivals a competitive edge and make international firms more dependent on local lenders.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #credit-and-debt, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-investments, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #renminbi-currency, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-international-relations

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Why Biden’s China Policy Faces an Obstacle in Germany

The city of Taicang illustrates the tight ties between the countries — and how difficult it could be for President Biden to win allies in his campaign to isolate Beijing.

#china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shanghai-china, #swabia-germany

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Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State

Legislation that the Mexican president has pushed would curtail private investors in the energy industry and possibly reverse gains in lowering carbon emissions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #foreign-investments, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #national-action-party-mexico, #politics-and-government

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How the Pandemic Left the $25 Billion Hudson Yards Eerily Deserted

The largest private development in U.S. history has attracted marquee companies, but is struggling with unsold luxury condos and a mall barren of shoppers.

#amtrak, #facebook-inc, #foreign-investments, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #neiman-marcus-group, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #related-cos, #ross-stephen-m, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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How Biden’s Climate Ambitions Could Shift America’s Global Footprint

Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy.

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China and E.U. Leaders Strike Investment Deal, but Political Hurdles Await

The agreement, which would roll back restrictions on investment, faces some opposition in Europe and objections from the Biden camp.

#china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #foreign-investments, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market

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Harley Davidson to Leave India After Poor Sales

The American icon saw promise in the world’s largest market for two-wheelers. But its bikes sold poorly in a country where incomes are low and manufacturing isn’t easy.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #harley-davidson-inc, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters

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U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #adultery, #alcoholic-beverages, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #foreign-investments, #israel, #muslims-and-islam, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #shariah-islamic-law, #united-arab-emirates, #wills-and-estates, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Is Vietnam the Next ‘Asian Miracle’?

The country is making autocratic capitalism work unusually well.

#foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #vietnam

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Protests Spread Across Indonesia Over Jobs Law

The government hopes the measure will draw investment. Labor leaders say that workers’ protections will be slashed, particularly for women.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #foreign-investments, #indonesia, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #strikes

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After Trump’s TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companies

Beijing issued rules that could allow it to halt exports, imports and investments by businesses accused of endangering national security.

#blacklisting, #china, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

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Backlash Grows to TikTok-Oracle Deal

Senate Republicans and others criticized the latest plan to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States, citing national security concerns.

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How TikTok’s Talks With Microsoft Turned Into a Soap Opera

Neither side wanted a big deal. But what began as talks about a small investment ballooned with interventions from President Trump.

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Trump Wants U.S. to Get Cut of Any TikTok Deal. No One Knows How That’d Work.

The president has repeatedly called for a big payment to the Treasury Department if a Chinese company sells the app to Microsoft, but there is no provision in the law for that.

#computers-and-the-internet, #foreign-corrupt-practices-act-1977, #foreign-investments, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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Trump Says Microsoft Can Bid for TikTok

The president said he did not object to a potential acquisition of the Chinese-owned app, retreating from comments about banning the service.

#committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius, #computers-and-the-internet, #foreign-investments, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide

The founder of ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, dreamed of building a global tech company based in China. Then the geopolitical reality set in.

#china, #committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius, #facebook-inc, #foreign-investments, #mayer-kevin-a, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #zhang-yiming-1983, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App

The discussions come as TikTok’s ownership by a Chinese company is under scrutiny by the White House and lawmakers.

#china, #committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius, #computers-and-the-internet, #foreign-investments, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #musical-ly-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j

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Froth Returns to China’s Stock Market, Echoing the 2015 Crisis

Chinese stocks are surging. Foreign investors have rushed in. University graduates and factory workers are opening up trading accounts. Is disaster on the horizon?

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-investments, #freedom-of-the-press, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

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The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Back Factory Jobs, at Least Not Yet

It’s a moment of reckoning for global supply chains. But that doesn’t mean companies are flocking back to the United States.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #outsourcing, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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White House Warns Against Chinese Investment, Citing Risk of Further Sanctions

Economic and security officials warned a federal fund against putting retirement savings in China at “a time of mounting uncertainty” for the relationship.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #foreign-investments, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #railroads, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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China’s National Security Law Wins Business Support

A flood of investment from China has tempered worries that Beijing’s tightening grip on the Asian financial capital would end its status as a lucrative place to do business.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #foreign-investments, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #stocks-and-bonds

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Supreme Court Limits S.E.C.’s Power to Recoup Ill-Gotten Gains

But the justices rejected a request that they rule the agency can never sue for disgorgement of profits obtained by fraud.

#foreign-investments, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

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Fears for Volvo Expose Sour Turn in Sweden’s Ties With China

When a Chinese manufacturer swept in to save the Swedish car marque, it was warmly welcomed. A decade later, plans for a fuller merger are being debated in a frostier atmosphere.

#automobiles, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #foreign-investments, #li-shufu, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #politics-and-government, #sweden, #volvo-car-corp, #zhejiang-geely-holding-group

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The Pandemic Will Permanently Change the Auto Industry

Plunging sales could force factories to close and lead to takeovers and mergers, but also bolster sales of electric cars.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-investments, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

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