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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Iceland's harsh cure would be a better medicine for Cyprus

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Volcano island survives after its economy shrank thanks to capital controls and a devalued currency – but it wasn't a member of the euro Iceland's harsh cure would be a better medicine for Cyprus A week after the European Union's first disastrous attempt to solve Cyprus's debt crisis, a new rescue package emerged yesterday. Unlike the initial bailout, ...

  2. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    The yuan is falling, but only because Beijing wants it to

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Tom Holland

    ... which typically yield less than the short-term bills it sells to finance its purchases. In short, intervening is costly. Alternatively, the central bank can allow the yuan to continue ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fears over a 'tail risk' hard landing in China are growing

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:10am by Tom Holland

    ... one year put options on the index, which would pay out five times over if their forecast proves accurate. Alternatively, investors could buy out-of-the-money put options on the yuan in Hong ...

  4. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    It's tough, but China must let trust company products fail

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by Tom Holland

    ... return on their capital by the ICBC staff that sold them the product as a high-yield, low-risk alternative to their savings deposits. Now they are demanding that the bank make good their losses. ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The US$50b a year reason China's elite love tax havens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:13am by Tom Holland

    ... of a BVI-domiciled company. Alternatively, you set up a BVI company to hold the stake you own in your mainland business before floating it in Hong Kong, booking the proceeds of the offering in an offshore ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To boost business, WTO must ditch 'all or nothing' approach

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:12am by Tom Holland

    ... Although these agreements might sound like a sensible alternative to dysfunctional WTO negotiations, they suffer from some major drawbacks. For one thing they are discriminatory, as any agreement ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Despite setbacks, the long-term outlook for copper is bright

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

    ... closed off, Chinese companies have resorted to their former dodge, buying copper on margin, then using the metal as collateral to obtain low-cost loans. Alternative energy sources are far more ... as much as the US. As a result, China's demand for power will continue to grow, and so will its demand for copper. What's more, alternative energy sources, in which China is investing ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    For a fairer tax system, how about scrapping the profit tax?

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for future investment and eat into the value of the company. Alternatively, they could try to boost pre-tax profits in order to keep their net income steady. That would entail either boosting ...

  9. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    China's insolvent toxic-waste dump Cinda for sale

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... management company's balance sheet. Alternatively, the funds could be used to acquire yet more bad loans from China's state banks following their government-mandated lending binge of 2009 ...

  10. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    Remember what's at stake in China's reform debate

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... adjustment. The obvious alternative is to change course now, reining in investment and promoting private consumption to steer growth towards a more sustainable path. The trouble is that is more easily ...




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