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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Party deserves small applause for its economic management

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The country has produced some spectacular numbers but a closer look shows the rewards of 20 years of growth haven't been shared around Party deserves small applause for its economic management On the surface it looks as if the Communist Party has good reason to be pleased with itself. As the 2,270 delegates attending the party's five-yearly jamboree ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To fight sleaze, Xi needs to call the Untouchables

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... or the United States, also went through phases of deep sleaze while their economies were growing fast. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries official corruption was endemic in Britain. Changing ... corruption. In the 1870s senior politicians colluded with distillers to under-report whiskey sales, siphoning the foregone tax revenues directly into the coffers of the ruling Republican Party. Things ...

  3. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Continued yuan appreciation is no longer such a sure thing

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Tom Holland

    ... a modest slowdown, China is still growing at a much faster pace than any other major economy. And as members of the US Congress keep telling us, the yuan is fundamentally undervalued, and really ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    South Sea Bubble warning for wealth management investors

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to buy wealth management products from their banks have no more idea what they are purchasing than those 18th-century Londoners. Just like their forebears, they have been beguiled by offers ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Four reasons the yuan will struggle to gain acceptance

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Tom Holland

    ... as a currency for invoicing and settling international trade, even among third parties. Other countries chose to anchor their exchange rate to Germany's, and the mark found a prominent place ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Why seven always beats nine (even without an official cat)

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... will be cut from nine members to just seven at next month's party congress. Writing in the paper on Monday, Australian-based academics Kerry Brown and David Goodman argued that such a reduction ... Tom Holland Reduction in the number of members for the Communist Party's standing committee likely to streamline decision-making process Why seven always beats nine (even without ...

  7. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Beijing sets irreconcilable economic targets for 2014

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Tom Holland

    ... in 2014. That's likely to be announced at March's meeting of the National People's Congress (although it may well be leaked in advance). However, the statement's emphasis ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    New 'two-child' rules won't trigger China baby boom

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:55am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland With disposable incomes just above the running costs of a middle-class urban infant, eligible couples will be deterred from enlarging families New 'two-child' rules won't trigger mainland baby boom Among the reforms pledged by China's Communist Party at its bunfight last month was a relaxation of the one-child policy. Rule changes will be implemented ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Reform pledges likely to hurt both stock prices and yuan

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:32am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Beijing's liberalisation policies are likely to mainly hit the mainland's state-owned firms, with private-sector competition eroding margins Reform pledges likely to hurt both stock prices and yuan After suffering initial disappointment, China-gazers everywhere were greatly cheered by the reform plans that finally emerged from the Communist Party ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Asia can relax; there is small chance of a US debt default

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... overblown. There is almost no chance at all that the United States will default on its debt. The week-old partial shutdown of the US government following the failure of Congress to approve next year's budget is relatively unimportant. It is the 15th such shutdown of recent decades. None has had a lasting effect. The prospect that Congress will fail to raise the US government's debt ...




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