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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    We like discrimination in principle. But will it work?

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Many believe that keeping out the outsiders will make property more affordable for locals but don't hold your breath for cheaper homes Clearly I'm way out of step. I've just been looking through what has to be a record mailbag i ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Don't dismiss Mitt Romney's manipulator pledge too lightly

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the yuan. In the past three months, the Chinese authorities have allowed the yuan to appreciate by more than 2 per cent against the US dollar, with the Chinese currency climbing to its strongest ... the administration could even end up imposing punitive tariffs on imported Chinese goods. As Williams notes, there are precedents. In 1971, president Nixon slapped a 10 per cent tax surcharge on all imports ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Currency warmongering as out of place as the real thing

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... demand would be excellent news for Chinese businesses. In the meantime, a weaker yen is unlikely to hurt Chinese exporters much. Depreciation merely unwinds what was in danger of becoming chronic ... Tom Holland China's anger at the depreciating yen is misplaced, with the sharp fall unlikely to make Japanese exports much cheaper than Chinese ones Currency warmongering as out ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Debate stance on China shows cynicism of two US candidates

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in four years than George Bush's administration did in eight. And he confirmed what many Chinese business people have long believed; that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement being ... At the same time, however, the majority of Chinese applaud US notions of democracy, while more admire American ideas, customs and business methods than disapprove. The same survey also suggests why ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Bo Xilai story reads like a violent mafia blood feud

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Two new books give great insight into the way senior Chinese officials do business and politics in the dynastic corridors of power on the mainland Bo Xilai story reads like ... of the murder of unfortunate British business man Neil Heywood, which has been well hashed over in the media, but for what they reveal about how senior Chinese officials conduct their business ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Capital base of Chinese banks not as strong as bosses claim

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... by the end of next year. Seen in that light, it is hardly surprising that Chinese banks are now scrambling to raise fresh capital, even as they are busy announcing robust half-year profit figures. ... Tom Holland Lenders' capital-to-asset ratios do not adequately reflect exposure to off-balance sheet loans made through shadow banking channels Capital base of Chinese banks ...

  7. Business - Companies - MONITOR

    Nothing uniquely Chinese about Glaxo bribery case

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

    ... Tom Holland The pharmaceutical industry routinely bribes doctors in the West to get its drugs prescribed, although the practice is given a thin façade Nothing uniquely Chinese about Glaxo ... despite what the reports make out, is uniquely Chinese. When Glaxo chief executive Andrew Witty insisted last week he knew nothing about any bribe-paying by the company's staff in China, ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fears growing about Chinese credit bubble

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

    ... Tom Holland Fitch downgrade of China's local-currency rating amid the rapid rise in local government debt points to increased risk in financial system Fears growing about Chinese ... gross debt now exceeds 450 per cent of gross domestic product and the central bank is busy printing money in a desperate attempt to revitalise the economy. "Risks over China's ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    George Osborne is wrong about China and the yuan

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:24am by Tom Holland

    ... from Britain," one mainlander asked Monitor at the time). Next week education minister Elizabeth Truss is due to lead a delegation to Shanghai to investigate why it is that Chinese pupils ... financial business. You can see why they are all so eager to come here. They get to appear in the media against a backdrop of skyscrapers and economic dynamism rather lacking back at home. Rising US ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Now Li Keqiang wants to have his cake and eat it too

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

    ... But there are some places where it is rapidly gaining ground as the currency of choice for both government and business. One is Syria. According to Steve Hanke, who runs the Troubled Currencies Project at Washington's Cato Institute, the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is now conducting all its business in either Iranian rials, Russian roubles or Chinese yuan. The regime says it has been ...




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