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How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
.... “If anyone were to say China is playing a leadership role in the world, I would say it’s not China rushing to the front but rather the frontrunners have stepped back, leaving the place to China,” Zhang Jun, a senior foreign ministry official, told reporters in Beijing. One day after his triumphant outing in Davos, Xi used a speech in Geneva to pitch his country – the world’s largest polluter – as a green superpower, and attack Trump’s threats to abandon the Paris climate change deal. ...
Chinese growth slips to slowest pace for 26 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 05:33:46 AM
. China’s economy slowed further last year to expand at its weakest pace for quarter of a century, with warnings that it risks losing further momentum in 2017 as Donald Trump’s presidency creates new challenges for the trading superpower. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
.... Everyone thought the web, in particular, would remain more competitive. Yet, as Lenin put it, quantity has a quality all of its own and the last 10 years have seen the emergence of a class of superpowers driven by old-school scale economics – especially Facebook, Google and Amazon – who have gained control over their respective domains and seem unlikely to be dislodged soon. ...
Premier League agrees major deal for Chinese TV rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:10:19 PM
....PPTV is owned by Chinese retailer Suning, which is already invested in European football after it bought a controlling stake in Italian club Inter Milan in June. China's President Xi Jinping has led a drive for businesses to invest more in football in a bid to turn the country into a footballing superpower. ...
As the election haze clears, Trump’s China conundrum will become clear | Jonathan Fenby image
....We know the person he endorses as “right on” about China, university professor Peter Navarro, sees war with the People’s Republic as “very likely”, argues that “Bill Clinton sold America down the Shanghai River”, and urges the US to fight China’s mercantilism by being tough on trade and taxing China’s exports. But President Trump would be well advised to steer away from the rhetoric of Candidate Trump in dealing with the world’s second biggest economy and the rising superpower, accepting the all-important nuances of the world’s single most important relationship. ...
'Things are changing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:09:26 PM
....Nearly 10 million people are entering India's job market every year and nearly half of those are women. Without that support - which includes men taking up more responsibilities at home - it's unlikely that India will realise its ambition of becoming an economic superpower. ...
Enter the dragon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:33:49 AM
....Football in China is enjoying a boom as investors not only snap up overseas clubs but also lure big name players and coaches to the nation's Super League. Its government wants to see China become a footballing superpower, and that means that as well as big stars, the nation is also hungry to acquire knowledge and expertise from overseas. ...

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's tax plan would save his own family $4 billion 
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....Mrs Clinton said her economic plan would create 10 million new jobs. She promised to improve schools and water systems, expand broadband access to millions of children, and make America a "clean energy superpower". ...

Jeremy Corbyn wishes that Britain wasn't a superpower
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:44:27 AM
....The hard Left pour scorn on the claim (one that is never made, incidentally, by the Left’s opponents) that Britain remains an imperial power, a super power still dreaming of the days when it could command continents. What irks them beyond measure is the unhappy awareness that, superpower or not, the UK is a significant military force, a player on the world stage. ...

The Suez crisis should have taught us brutal dictators are the real threat to world peace
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.... Three months later, on October 30, Britain and France, in secret collusion with Israel, invaded Egypt to restore international control of the canal and remove Nasser. The invasion, opposed by the United States and Soviet Russia, two superpowers in unusual agreement, was an ignominious failure and was halted after just six days. ...
Berlusconi: AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 12:31:30 AM
....And last month Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia completed his £76m takeover of Championship club Aston Villa. Football is a popular sport in China and the government has pledged to develop its local industry to become a world "superpower. ...
Low sales even in healthy economy signal 'complete shift in shopping' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of May 2016 10:00:01 AM
.... But the sun isn’t shining for US retailers. On the face of it, the economic superpower that is the American consumer should be having a party. ...
Gordon Brown: Here’s an inspiring view of Britishness to defeat the Brexiters image
.... And so the way forward for Britain – and every other nation – lies in balancing the national autonomy we desire with the continental cooperation we require. This should lead us to reject the two absolutes that continue to confuse rather than illuminate the debate: a European superstate, which would undermine national identities; and a return to a 19th-century view of sovereignty, when even the world’s largest superpower recognised that sovereignty had to be shared. ...
Gordon Brown: Here’s an inspiring view of Britishness to defeat the Brexiters image
.... And so the way forward for Britain – and every other nation – lies in balancing the national autonomy we desire with the continental cooperation we require. This should lead us to reject the two absolutes that continue to confuse rather than illuminate the debate: a European superstate, which would undermine national identities; and a return to a 19th-century view of sovereignty, when even the world’s largest superpower recognised that sovereignty had to be shared. ...
The great leap upward: China's Pearl River Delta, then and now image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 10:42:14 AM
....Rockefeller Foundation. The region where the Pearl River flows into the South China Sea has seen some of the most rapid urban expansion in human history over the past few decades – transforming what was mostly agricultural land in 1979 into what is the manufacturing heartland of a global economic superpower today. ...
The great leap upward: China's Pearl River Delta, then and now image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 10:42:14 AM
....Rockefeller Foundation. The region where the Pearl River flows into the South China Sea has seen some of the most rapid urban expansion in human history over the past few decades – transforming what was mostly agricultural land in 1979 into what is the manufacturing heartland of a global economic superpower today. ...
Is Qatar's economy feeling the pinch? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:31:59 PM
The UK could learn a lot from Germany’s long-term industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 05:17:16 PM
.... The German steel industry has not buckled under the pressure of dumping by China. So what’s the secret? How can high-cost, high-tax Germany thrive as an industrial superpower while Britain has seen the progressive hollowing-out of its manufacturing base?. ...
Port Augusta: embracing solar thermal a vital first step on the path to 100% renewable energy image
....Strategically Australia should be positioning itself to be at the forefront of these developments. Energy superpowers in a rapidly decarbonising world will be those that have access to vast, cheap, clean renewable energy, and Australia is already in the top three countries globally with access to renewable energy resources. ...
VIDEO: China: the new footballing superpower? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 12:00:17 AM
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US farm company invests in Ukraine exports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 09:00:04 PM
....Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said the deal was a first step in getting foreign investors to see the country as a "truly reliable and good place for making investments". "Ukraine is already one of the world's great agricultural producers, but it should be an agricultural superpower," said US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. ...
VIDEO: Gates explains 'superpower' to help poor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 07:35:20 AM
. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be? . ...
Opec has failed to stop US shale revolution admits energy watchdog image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 11:38:03 PM
.... . Russia is perhaps the biggest casualty, given that it is trying to fund a superpower military status and cover half its budget comes from oil and gas revenues. ...
David Cameron deserves to come out of the EU referendum with no credit | Polly Toynbee image
.... Fumbling over Ukraine and Crimea, effective diplomacy in dealing with Putin still eludes the 28 nations. America, with its grotesque Republican candidates, looks a less sane superpower ally just now. ...
The world's political and economic order is stronger than it looks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 08:39:20 PM
.... The fateful rupture between the US and China that many feared has not in fact happened. Washington has so far managed the rise of a rival superpower more or less benignly. ...
US lifts 40-year ban on oil exports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 07:58:08 PM
....The global glut meant that lifting the ban was not expected to lead to significant US exports for months or even years, but could give producers extra flexibility. George Baker, head of Producers for American Crude Oil Exports, said: "Now that we have levelled the playing field, the United States finally has an opportunity to compete and realise our nation's full potential as a global energy superpower. ...
Even if the global warming scare were a hoax, we would still need it image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 08:56:56 PM
Paralysed Opec pleads for allies as oil price crumbles image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 07:25:01 PM
.... . There is a new world order of three oil superpowers with roughly equal shares – Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US – and none of them is yet willing to cut output voluntarily to shore up prices. ...
Australian economy grows 0.9% in third quarter, taking annual rise to 2.5% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 03:43:25 AM
....“It’s concerning that growth is still so heavily reliant on mining exports, because it leaves us exposed to changing prices and demand,” the Greens treasury spokesman, Adam Bandt, said. “The figures confirm we must redouble our efforts to grow the new economy, including by making Australia a renewable energy superpower. ...
IMF blesses China's yuan but the dollar is still dangerously dominant image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 08:03:18 PM
.... . In the end, China’s plan for a superpower currency that can match the dollar entirely depends on the whether the Communist Party establishes the rule of law, competent supervision, consistency and global trust. ...
Is western civilisation in terminal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of November 2015 10:23:02 AM
.... Rather, the belief in ideal outcomes is a necessary myth to cover an unwillingness to use force persistently and intelligently enough to achieve a desired result. However much military hardware a superpower owns, decay of the will to use it is the same thing as a decay of effective power. ...
Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project image
....Now the trading city, nicknamed the “door of the desert”, is the centre for another blockbuster – a complex of four linked solar mega-plants that, alongside hydro and wind, will help provide nearly half of Morocco’s electricity from renewables by 2020 with, it is hoped, some spare to export to Europe. The project is a key plank in Morocco’s ambitions to use its untapped deserts to become a global solar superpower. ...
Kowtowing to China’s despots is morally wrong and makes no economic sense | Steve Hilton image
.... It’s not our job to improve life in other countries – China may treat its own people terribly, but they’re no risk to us. ” Really? China is a superpower, aggressively spreading its influence. ...
US economic dominance at an end as China's currency rises image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 05:36:53 PM
. America’s era as the undisputed global economic superpower is at an end, and we could soon see big signs of the shift in global markets, according to economists at British bank Standard Chartered. ...
German brand dealt 'hammer blow' by VW scandal and weakening economy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 04:30:14 PM
.... • The world's most powerful brands . Fast-growing superpower China, which has previously threatened to knock the US off the top spot, has instead been rocked by the recent stock market turbulence and slowing economic growth. ...
The Guardian view on Germany: learning to lead | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of October 2015 05:59:02 PM
.... American pre-eminence has long carried with it loathing and admiration in equal measure. The continent’s superpower may be experiencing something similar, now that the Kissinger question – who do you call, if you want to call Europe? – has found its definitive answer in the chancellery in Berlin. ...
FTSE jumps 2% as miners recover, but Randgold and Fresnillo lose ground image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 08:45:53 AM
.... The weak defence from Synergy management at the hearing had led many investors to believe that the deal was broken. We believe the new sterilisation superpower in a world of outsourcing and strong procedure growth is poised for significant growth. ...
As George Osborne kowtows, the world sinks beneath a sea of Chinese overcapacity image
.... . Yet Britain’s approach seems to have gone way beyond the usual compromises and realpolitik of successful trade with other nations, into a kind of undignified love bombing that has scant regard for all legitimate points of complaint against this increasingly assertive superpower. ...
A German 'racket'  that shows no sign of abating image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 02:15:34 PM
.... And no doubt on many levels it is. However, when it comes to the global economy, it is increasingly hard to see this European superpower as a benevolent force. ...
Man Group China boss Li Yifei: 'I wasn't arrested, I was only meditating' image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 11:00:00 PM
.... The weather in Beijing was quite good,” Ms Li said on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter. Ms Li’s case highlights the embryonic role that hedge funds play in China’s emerging investment landscape, and the tight rein the authorities in the economic superpower keep on entrants hoping to gain a stronger foothold in the market. ...
Donald Trump offers his take on China's 'Black Monday' – he knew it could happen all along image
....S. debt a market correction in the Asian superpower is "going to have an even greater effect because this president doesn't know how to say no to spending. ...
Uzbekistan is struggling to establish the borders between the markets and the state image
.... . Of course, Uzbekistan is never going to be a global economic superpower, as I thought China could and would be. ...
Saving mining giant requires real superpowers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 08:30:10 PM
.... . Instead, he should focus his efforts on turning round his company, which as things stand is going to require real superpowers. ...
China downgrades currency for SECOND DAY sparking more carnage in world's markets image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 12:00:00 AM
....The chaos came after Beijing officials attempted to make the yuan more market friendly after rapid rises hurt its export businesses and raised the threat of politically dangerous job losses. It follows the savaging of China's stock markets in recent weeks, amid fears of a slowdown in the emerging superpower's economy. ...
A new Milk Marketing Board won't fix dairy price slump image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 04:00:47 PM
Another Dubai debt crunch is looming as oil slump hits Gulf  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of August 2015 09:25:31 AM
.... . These energy superpowers create the economic activity which sustains Dubai and its large service economic which rests on the industrial port of Jebel Ali and the emirate’s position as a transport hub. ...
China confident of steadying turbulent stock market, says vice finance minister image
.... . While global exposure to Chinese equities is small, some observers have expressed fears that the experience could knock policymakers’ confidence in the economic superpower’s programme of economic liberalisation. ...
Amazon’s profitless path image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of July 2015 07:30:49 AM
. Twenty years ago today Amazon sold its first book, created the first online book store and went on to become a hugely profitable internet superpower. ...
Microsoft and Nokia - a marriage made in hell? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of July 2015 12:45:06 PM
.... In 2013, Steve Ballmer promised that Finland would become the "hub and the centre for our phone R&D". That at least seemed to promise that the team at what was - only a few years previously - Europe's technology superpower would stay intact, albeit under US ownership. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 22nd of June 2015 05:15:00 AM
....Tuesday sees China release its manufacturing data for June, so keep an eye on how mining stocks respond. Signs that growth from the world’s fastest-growing superpower is on the wane will affect industrial metals stocks, while a robust PMI number will buoy the sector. ...
Fed tantrum sets off biggest exodus from emerging markets since 2008   image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of June 2015 05:47:05 PM
.... . Whether it likes it or not, the Fed is more than ever the world’s superpower central bank in an international system leveraged to the hilt in dollars. ...
Greece is first victim of 'monstrous' EU, claims debt-stricken country's PM image
...."He envisioned a future where a “super” finance minister of the eurozone wielded unlimited power and the ability to reject budgets of sovereign states that are not aligned with its "extreme" ideals. Mr Tsipras said a non-elected EU superpower is already in the making and seeking to serve up Greece as its "first victim", in order to make an example to other countries who consider not following the discipline of eurozone masters. ...
Fossil industry faces a perfect political and technological storm image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of May 2015 04:23:41 PM
Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of May 2015 07:43:22 AM
. It is the new technology superpower, promising to transform the way we travel and much else, and London is one of its most important bases. ...
Shell’s Arctic voyage marks beginning of peak oil era image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 17th of May 2015 05:30:52 PM
.... The kingdom, which enjoys some of the lowest production costs in the world, has the capacity to pump 12m bpd if required and shows no signs of slowing down. However, the big question remains whether the Middle East’s energy superpower along with the world’s other major oil producers will be able to keep up with the expected increases in demand over the next 25 years? . ...
David Cameron must reform DECC to keep UK lights on image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 8th of May 2015 04:25:23 PM
.... Ed Davey provoked energy companies. Not even energy superpower Saudi Arabia - the world’s largest oil exporter - has two energy ministers and neither should the UK. ...
China makes strides with environmental reform, but has long way to go on labor image
.... Financed in part by contributions from each of the 87 founding members, many of them influential Chinese entrepreneurs, SEE has helped to fund a number of autonomous groups across China, including Ma’s IPEA. Related: Russia: the unsustainable superpower. ...
Russia: the unsustainable superpower image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of May 2015 04:57:40 PM
. It’s been a world superpower for most of the past century, but Russia still faces enormous sustainable development challenges – challenges that are compounded by economic sanctions that are sending its economy into recession territory. ...
NSA veteran chief fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure image
.... . The action was a form or retaliation for economic sanctions against Iran, but also a warning shot to Riyadh in an escalating battle for Mid-East dominance by the two regional superpowers. ...
US to launch blitz of gas exports, eyes global energy dominance  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 26th of April 2015 07:08:24 PM
.... . A vault forward on this scale would establish the US as the leading energy superpower in both oil and gas, a revival that almost nobody could have imagined seven years ago when the United States was in near panic over its exorbitant dependency of imported fuel. ...
Oil slump may deepen as US shale fights Opec to a standstill image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:59:47 PM
.... . One starts to glimpse the extraordinary possibility that the US oil industry could be the last one standing in a long and bitter price war for global market share, or may at least emerge as an energy superpower with greater political staying-power than Opec. ...
How China’s slowing GDP growth could drag down the global economy image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of April 2015 09:45:56 AM
. China's rise to global economic superpower was accompanied by plenty of scaremongering about what might happen when the West hands over the reigns to the East. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 11:10:26 PM
....It was the country where pupils did not have to start school until they were seven, enjoyed the longest holidays and then basked in the glow of global approval when they topped the tables in the international Pisa tests. But is the gloss coming off the image of Finland as an education superpower?. ...
France backs Nokia deal with Alcatel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 09:50:50 AM
....Analysis: Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology correspondent. When Nokia sold its mobile phones business to Microsoft, it seemed like a sad end to the story of what had just a few years earlier been Europe's leading technology superpower. ...
How China grew desperate to conceal its power from the world image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 11th of April 2015 02:00:05 PM
. The creation of the prosaic-sounding Asian Infrastructure Investment Development Bank (AIIB) has landed the biggest blow to America’s superpower status in the post-war era. ...
Putin tempts Tsipras with promise of lucrative gas deals… but can Russia really save Greece’s skin? image
....The discussions are however an indication that Greece intends to pursue trade agreements with Russia, strengthening its ties there. Greece may have a superpower ally if bail-out talks turn sour in Europe. ...

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