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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Beijing's energy ambitions threatened by lack of water

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Getting shale gas and coal out of the ground needs tonnes of this relatively scarce resource, so do the proposed nuclear power plants Beijing's energy ambitions threatened ... less metal intensive, probably both. But there are other even more severe resource constraints that threaten to restrict future growth, notably the limits China's shortage of water ...

  2. Risk China's resources deals may scale imperial heights

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... oilfields and plantations around the globe. On the contrary, China's programme of outward direct investments into overseas resources companies looks very much like a well-thought-out ... and marketing businesses, Noble is a neat play on China's own growing demand for resources. But although CIC insists it is a passive financial investor, its new purchase is a tidy strategic fit ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Little evidence of reform so far from China's reformist leaders

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Tom Holland

    ... after they took the reins of the Communist Party, China's new generation of reformers has yet to announce any actual reforms. Instead, this handover of power, like previous transitions, has ... China's reformist leaders Investors found Friday's news that China's economic growth rate accelerated in the third quarter encouraging. Coming on top of the latest deal to raise the US ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's excess of industrial capacity nears danger level

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The only option for Beijing is to close surplus plants, but it's doubtful the leadership has the political stomach for forcing through tough measures China's excess of industrial capacity nears danger level When China announced a massive stimulus programme in late 2008, the intention was to boost economic growth in the short term by investing in the infrastructure ...

  5. China: land of both surplus electricity and power cuts

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... shortages, with factories forced either to close or to reduce production because of power cuts. Something doesn't add up. Last year, China completed building enough new power stations ... was only 20 per cent bigger than Britain's. Even adjusting for purchasing power parity, a somewhat dubious measure that makes allowances for the fact that things generally cost less in China ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The 4.3tr yuan cost of financial openness

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and put far more brain power into estimating the likely size of capital flows should China scrap its restrictions. They calculate that foreign investors would pump funds worth anywhere between 1.7 ... of financial openness This column has argued ad nauseam that anyone who expects China to open up to free flows of cross-border capital will have a long wait. But before I shut up on the topic, ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A 15-hour work week sounds great, but we'd still want more

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... consultancy, human resources and similarly unproductive fields that kept millions busy achieving nothing at all. "It's as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake ... China, which sent over a newly released paperback by Robert and Edward Skidelsky. How Much Is Enough? also sets out to explain where Keynes went wrong, although at a rather more cerebral level ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... deserve and powers they simply don't possess. This tendency is particularly strong in emerging economies, where many prominent figures believe the agencies are part of a Western conspiracy ... Dagong Global Credit Rating (which made a splash in 2010 when it rated China more creditworthy than traditionally AAA-rated borrowers like France). Yesterday, the chairman of Universal's ...

  9. Obama's soft power may be hard for Beijing to swallow

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... praised earlier generations of Americans who 'faced down fascism and communism', state-controlled China Central Television cut away to the studio. Similarly, the president's remarks about 'those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent' were omitted from transcripts of the speech published on prominent mainland websites. Yet ...

  10. The power of yuan

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... As China's trading partners increase their demands for its currency to be revalued, and with growing fears about the economy, the only question is Beijing's timing, says Tom Holland At some point in the future, possibly soon, China is going to change the way it manages its currency, the yuan. In all probability, the change, when it happens, will be small. It certainly ...




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