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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    After nine years, it's time to leave the stage

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:25am by Tom Holland

    ... Chee-hwa was still the chief executive of Hong Kong's government, and the city was struggling to emerge from a six-year-long deflationary slump. Property prices were down by half from ... per cent in real terms. The property market has soared 130 per cent. The Hang Seng Index is up 63 per cent, and unemployment has fallen by half. However, the changes in Hong Kong pale beside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1441327/after-nine-years-its-time-leave-stage
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Neither Singapore nor Hong Kong is an Iceland waiting to happen

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 12:42am by Tom Holland

    ... and introduced its own "macro-prudential" measures to limit the banking system's exposure to the local property market. The HKMA and international credit rating agencies have also warned ... inflating a property bubble which pushed home prices up by a third. Bank lending to domestic and overseas borrowers ballooned, with the assets of Singapore's banks rising to S$2.1 trillion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1427348/neither-singapore-nor-hong-kong-iceland-waiting-happen
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It's not heresy to expect grand projects to pay for themselves

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:01am by Tom Holland

    ... a painfully steep hidden tax in the form of sky-high property costs. For example, in line with the government's much-vaunted "user pays principle", we could charge visitors to the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1436598/its-not-heresy-expect-grand-projects-pay-themselves
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    'Strange and worrying' that Hong Kong government doesn't get it

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... According to property agency Centaline, the cost of servicing a mortgage on a typical Hong Kong flat currently amounts to 45 per cent of median household income. That might sound steep to you or me, ... Tom Holland For any confused officials, here's a quick rundown on the critical factors propelling the city's residential property prices up into the stratosphere 'Strange ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1061952/strange-and-worrying-hong-kong-government-doesnt-get-it
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The essential financial reform Beijing cannot afford to ignore

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:27am by Tom Holland

    ... roads, waterworks, industrial parks and thousands of the glittering property developments which began springing up everywhere. China's state banks were happy to lend. After all, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1415294/essential-financial-reform-beijing-cannot-afford-ignore
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MONITOR

    The unintended consequences of Hong Kong's property policies

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:27am by Tom Holland

    ... of HK's property policies Hong Kong officials invariably mean well. But it is uncanny how often government policies end up achieving not their intended effect, but the exact opposite. Nowhere is this more true than in the property market. Just consider the housing policy announced by the first post-handover administration. In a bid to boost his popularity, then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1368146/unintended-consequences-hong-kongs-property-policies
  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's wealth fund is doing a lousy job investing our money

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 02:13am by Tom Holland

    ... the Long Term Growth Portfolio, which at the end of last year managed HK$89 billion, with roughly three-quarters of its assets in private equity and the rest in property. According to HKMA boss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1412068/hong-kongs-wealth-fund-doing-lousy-job-investing-our-money
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Simple-minded to expect Hong Kong home prices to fall? Not at all

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:43am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland With the yields on US Treasury notes rising sharply, the city's property market will come under pressure as it loses investor attraction Simple-minded to expect HK home prices to fall? Not at all I suppose I should be offended. Three weeks ago, Monitor warned that Hong Kong property prices are likely to fall following the US Federal Reserve's decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1399278/simple-minded-expect-hong-kong-home-prices-fall-not-all
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To think clearly, our officials should stand on their heads

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by Tom Holland

    ... of spreading its land income over the entire lifetime of property projects. Rather than levying a one-off land premium, the government could charge leaseholders an annual ground rent for the duration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1409195/think-clearly-our-officials-should-stand-their-heads
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Ratings are not credit - and a new agency won't change that

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Investors from the developing world should base their risk assessment on their own research and the interest rates in the open market Ratings are not credit - and a new agency won't change that You can be pretty sure someone is clueless about finance if they start blaming the 2008 crisis on the Big Three credit rating agencies. Sure, Standard & Poor's, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1328886/ratings-are-not-credit-and-new-agency-wont-change

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