Global Business

China holds key economic meeting to plan for 2019

The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Wednesday to Friday, as Chinese leaders charted course for the economy in 2019, a key year for the country to achieve its goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020.

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‘Porch pirates’ make off with packages at the holiday

It’s become a major problem, particularly around the holidays and especially in the U.S. – the theft of packages from outside people’s homes. One report found that porch pirates stole packages from almost 26 million Americans in 2017 alone. And one estimate puts losses due to package theft at more than $1 billion a year.

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China changes impact US holiday recycling

Tis the season to shop, ship, and open gifts.  But this time, it’s going to be harder to recycle all that holiday wrapping paper and packaging.  The reason – China has stopped buying certain kinds of scrap, and more changes are on the way in 2019. 

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Elon Musk shows off high-speed tunnel beneath Los Angeles

The Tesla founder, Elon Musk, has shown of a section of underground tunnel beneath Los Angeles which he says is the first step in revolutionising travel. It would allow cars to travel at speeds of more than 200 kilometres an hour. But progress has been slow- as CGTN’s Phil Lavelle reports from LA.

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China’s economy: 40 years of reform

China’s economic reforms and opening up to foreign investment changed the world. 40 years on, it does business in every corner of the world, but relations with its most important trade partner are precarious.

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Tencent Music prepares to launch its IPO at the NYSE

Tencent Music prepares to launch its IPO at the NYSE

On Wednesday, Tencent Music is due to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. It’s expected to be one of the biggest Chinese initial public offerings of 2018. Its listing comes after one of its early investors claimed the company threatened him into selling his equity stake.

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G20 Priorities may lay elsewhere

G20 priorities may lay elsewhere

G20 leaders have begun arriving in Buenos Aires ahead of this week’s summit. Argentina hopes leaders will discuss and agree on key issues that affect the world economy and food security is one of them.

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