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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    How to eradicate poverty - at least by the official definition

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Government's definition of who is poor in relative terms is puzzling but shows its concern over city's inequality, which has grown enormously How to eradicate poverty - at least by the official definition At the weekend, the Hong Kong government rolled out its latest big idea: an official poverty line. In its wisdom, the government decreed that anyone earning less ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Spending on old folks isn't the problem- it's the solution

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:37am by Tom Holland

    ... be eligible. In that case the Health and Welfare Fund could easily pay a monthly stipend of HK$4,000 (at constant 2014 prices) to the remainder- enough to support them above the current poverty line. ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Nothing new in Beijing's latest 'clampdown' on shadow loans

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:33am by Tom Holland

    ... Meanwhile, in March last year the China Banking Regulatory Commission issued detailed rules forbidding the pooling of wealth management product proceeds and restricting the scope of trust companies ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    British model of governance is nothing for Hong Kong to boast about

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with the British government's enthusiasm for commissioning huge, complex and enormously costly computer systems which then completely fail to work. There was the purchase of a new system to keep track ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Arguments for keeping Hong Kong's stamp duty fail close scrutiny

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:09am by Tom Holland

    ... lots- divided into three camps. A few complained that I was aiming at the wrong target. Hong Kong's 0.2 per cent stamp duty was only a minor expense compared to local brokerage commissions, they argued. Those are what I should be denouncing. Them, I can only advise to get a new broker. These days, retail investors can easily strike agreements to pay no more than 0.1 per cent in commission ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Five years later, what has the mini-bond scandal taught us?

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Encouraged by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, local banks ramped up their sales of securities, pushing structured products like mini-bonds to depositors in order to capture lucrative commission ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Like shops, IPO sponsors must be held liable for what they sell

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the aggrieved customer: "Nothing to do with me, complain to the factory." So three cheers for the Securities and Futures Commission, which yesterday called for a change in Hong Kong law ...

  8. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    Don't expect answer from China local government debt audit

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... product at the time. The NAO reckoned that 8.5 trillion yuan of that had been borrowed from the state banks. But the China Banking Regulatory Commission put the end-2010 figure for bank loans ...

  9. Business - Companies - MONITOR

    Nothing uniquely Chinese about Glaxo bribery case

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

    ... At this restaurant, however, the waiter is paid on commission. Not surprisingly, he presses the first customer to order the most expensive dishes on the menu. He may even promise him a couple of martinis ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Stock market under Guo shows how politics clashes with reform

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Hopes were high when Guo Shuqing was appointed to head the China Securities Regulatory Commission, but politics soon got in the way … Stock market story shows how reform ... was appointed to head the China Securities Regulatory Commission, hopes soared that a brave new era was dawning for equity markets. With his experience in the commercial sector, Guo was widely perceived ...




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