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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

    ... rightly rejected such an unnecessary and regressive tax proposal. And today, with the government sitting on accumulated surpluses worth nearly four years of government spending, Hong Kong's ...

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

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

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

    ... budget speech, are an illusion conjured up by the government itself. As one reader noted: "Things aren't quite as simple as you make out." He's right, of course. Things very ...

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

    To continue growing, China will have to work a lot smarter

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Productivity is the growth driver that will determine whether the optimists or pessimists are right when it comes to China's outlook To continue growing, China will have ... cent over the rest of this decade (see the second chart). If the ADB's research is right, Chinese growth could indeed fall below 5 per cent a year by the end of this decade. It all depends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1422434/continue-growing-china-will-have-work-lot-smarter
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Claims for economic freedom index simply don't stand up

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:30am by Tom Holland

    ... entitled "The moral case for economic liberty", extolling the merits of free markets and lambasting 19th century British philosopher John Stuart Mill, author of the seminal work On Liberty, for daring to suggest that because trade is a social rather than personal act, it should be subject to social control and regulation. The foundation's researchers have no doubts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1405726/claims-economic-freedom-index-simply-dont-stand
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China may have problems, but this scare story isn't one of them

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Tom Holland

    ... be no danger of a global financial meltdown. It is certainly true that China's foreign liabilities have grown rapidly in recent years; a quadrupling since 2009 is about right. But, if anything, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1420190/china-may-have-problems-scare-story-isnt-one-them
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The essential financial reform Beijing cannot afford to ignore

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

    ... millions of jobs, the pace of domestic liberalisation slowed right down. It didn't stop entirely. Hu and his premier Wen Jiabao were credited with one major reform. Starting in 2003, right ... use rights, which they could then use as collateral against bank loans to fund infrastructure development. So local government-backed investment companies, often called local government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1415294/essential-financial-reform-beijing-cannot-afford-ignore
  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Chinese bank valuations imply a bad loan ratio of 13 per cent

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:44am by Tom Holland

    ... opportunity. There is, however, another interpretation. Imagine that the market has got the pricing of Chinese bank shares about right. That would imply the value at which they are carrying assets ... This of course is nothing but a rough illustration. But it does illustrate just how apprehensive investors feel right now about buying into China's banking sector. The gyrations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1410657/chinese-bank-valuations-imply-bad-loan-ratio-13-cent
  8. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    CY's policies will exacerbate city's coming down-cycle

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:36am by Tom Holland

    ... when it comes to redistributing a little of Hong Kong's wealth to the city's least well-off, the chief executive is clearly thinking along the right sort of lines. It's in two ... comment on the government's financial position, tucked away right at the end of yesterday's speech. CY acknowledged the existence of the government's repeated budget surpluses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1406425/cys-policies-will-exacerbate-citys-coming-down-cycle
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Chinese investors should avoid Britain's rotten egg rail project

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 12:55am by Tom Holland

    ... compound that gives rotten eggs their characteristic foul stink. Enthusiasts for the project rightly point out that Britain's existing rail network, built in the first half of the 19th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1404111/chinese-investors-should-avoid-britains-rotten-egg-rail-project
  10. 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

    ... will be small and carefully paced. As a result, Chiu believes low mortgage rates will continue to support Hong Kong's property market for the foreseeable future. He's right that mortgage rates ...

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

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