Steen Jakobsen
The Bank of Japan has abandoned quantitative easing and the European Central Bank may taper its bond-buying programme, so what is the role of central banks in 2017, asks Saxo Bank’s chief economist Steen Jakobsen.
Editor’s Picks 04 August 2016 at 1:40 GMT

Is China a little fed up with McDonald’s and KFC?

When it comes to China’s multibillion dollar fast food industry, Yum! Brands and McDonald’s are living large, enjoying a combined 38% share of the market in 2015. Yum’s KFC restaurant chain and the Golden Arches have long enjoyed a run of super-sized growth as consumers craved a taste of Americana. Now, as both these giants eye spinoffs of their mainland operations, analysts are wondering whether the glory days might be over. There are signs that both companies’ absolute dominance of a fast food industry they helped create is starting to slip away as consumers shift to healthier options and Chinese-style food chains.
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