Aycan Katıtaş

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Frenemies forever?

The U.S. and China rarely see eye to eye. The U.S. wants China to invest more in the American economy, but to do so it demands China reform its markets and respect intellectual property. On July 9 and 10, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Beijing to discuss …

China Ties Remain Strong Amid Rising Disputes

I have just returned from several days in Beijing, where I joined seven other Brookings colleagues in a series of meetings with academics, …

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This paper advances the understanding of foreign direct investment (FDI)—that is to say, the U.S operations of foreign companies— in U.S. metro …

What is Alibaba? - WSJ.com

Defining Alibaba<p>Alibaba is China’s — and by some measures, the world’s — biggest online commerce company. Its three main sites — Taobao, Tmall and Alibaba.com — have hundreds of millions of users, and host millions of merchants and businesses. Alibaba handles more business than any other e-commerce …

Foreign investment into China falls in May

<b>Foreign investment in China fell in May to its lowest level in 16 months, partly due to slowing growth.</b><p>The government says China attracted $8.6bn (£5.1bn) in foreign direct investment (FDI) in May.<p>That is a 6.7% fall from the same period last year and marks China's weakest FDI report since January …

Lip service

HYPOCRISY does not make you wrong, but it hands your critics a convenient weapon. When David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, visited Sri Lanka for …

Turkey returns to EU as foreign policy fails

ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News<p>Davutoğl (C) attends a joint meeting with EU diplomats Malmström (L) and Stefan Füle. Turkey has recently increased …

Marmaray, İstanbullular için bir nimettir

Marmaray’ın bedava kullanım dönemi sona erdi. İstanbul’un bir yakasından ötekine Boğaz’ın altındaki tüp geçitten trenle geçmek isteyen İstanbullular …

Understanding Chinese Consumers

After spending 15 years in North America, I returned home to China and found some fascinating phenomena. A bottle of 2006 Penfolds Bin 389 cabernet, which costs $37 in the U.S., is about $77 in Beijing. Huggies diapers cost about the same in the U.S. and China, but the ones in China are of lower …

Startups can now pitch to business-class travelers on Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines will soon launch an initiative that delivers hand-picked, in-flight startup pitches to investors. The Invest on Board program will be run by eTohum, a platform launched in 2008 that will vet and choose participating startups.<p>Flyers seated in Turkish Airlines’ business class can …

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Erdoğan hayranı, Fenerbahçe fanatiği analist Türkiye'ye neden küstü?

<b>NEDEN<br>‘Merhaba Türkiye, ben artık gitmeliyim.’ Geçen hafta Türkiye ve Ortadoğu uzmanı Amerikalı bir dış politika analistinin yazdığı makalenin başlığı</b> …

Obama to foreign investors: Come to America!

Embattled by the botched rollout of the health care law, partisan gridlock in Congress and allied fury over spying allegations, US President Barack Obama on Thursday drummed up support of the United States as a “land of opportunity”.<p>Speaking at the first “SelectUSA Investment Summit” in Washington, …

Multinationals meet in Istanbul for investment

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency<p>The eighth meeting of the Investment Advisory Council of Turkey was held Oct 31 to discuss what Turkey offers to direct …

Lessons from Turkey After 90 Years of Progress

The Turkish Republic celebrated its 90th anniversary this week and there is clearly a lot to celebrate.<p>During the past few decades, Turkey has …

The Dangers of Denial

Great leaders tell it like it is. In other words, they focus on reality, no matter how painful or unpleasant it might be, and then figure out what to do about it. In contrast, less effective leaders sometimes avoid hard truths, argue with the data, and delay tough decisions.<p>While it’s easy to be …

Are Multinationals Becoming Less Global?

Conventional wisdom and substantial evidence based on hard data assign to multinational companies (MNCs) a crucial role in the globalization of economic activities. Despite the fact that the number and economic relevance of MNCs have steadily grown in the last 50 years (UNCTAD estimates show that …

Hükümetin yerinde olsam ben de BDP'den kurtulmak isterdim

BDP Eşbaşkanı Demirtaş, hükümetin sorunu çözmekten uzaklaştığı hamleleri deşifre ettiklerini belirterek “Büyük bir barış hayalinin kırılması büyük …

Erdogan's top adviser says Europe's end closer

In his Oct. 21 Star daily column titled “Let me upset our European friends a bit more!” the chief adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip …

Bosnian soccer success sets example for healing ethnic divide | Reuters

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia’s international footballers have offered their political leaders a valuable lesson: see what you can achieve when you set aside your ethnic divisions.<p>A tourist tries on a Bosnian national soccer team jersey at a shop in the old part of the city, Bascarsija, in Sarajevo, …

The challenge of China as a science and technology superpower

The United States-China science and technology relationship is shaped by a central paradox. Reducing climate change, preventing pandemics, and developing new energy sources are all challenges that require global solutions. Moreover, the science that will be the foundation of any technological fixes …

Slumping Retail Sales Suggest China Is Tipping Into Recession

Here’s a paradox: Manufacturers are seeing big sales increases in China while retailers in the country are struggling, losing money, closing stores, going out of business.<p>Car companies, for instance, are in love with the country. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reported bellwether …

Favorite Cities of the Super Rich

Multi-millionaires have their pick of the litter. They can live in the world's most expensive cities, like Monte Carlo, and have a second home in Miami. It's almost too easy. For real estate investors looking to tap into the hottest real estate markets in the world, luxury real estate consultancy …

IMF Warns China On Capital Flight

China’s government is toying with opening its capital account, giving wealthy Chinese a chance to invest in securities abroad. The International Monetary Fund said Saturday that Beijing should tread lightly. The bailout kings said once China opens its capital account, capital could fly out of the …