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  1. Business - Money - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Dual-currency IPO breaks cardinal rule of capital markets

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Two-track yuan and Hong Kong dollar listing plan is one bad idea, despite surface appeal of being first off the block and tapping more pools of liquidity Dual-currency IPO ... to launch a dual-currency yuan and Hong Kong dollar share offering on the city's stock market. It's a lousy idea. You can see why someone thought a dual-currency listing might be a clever ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Blame greed, not the yuan, for Hong Kong's food price rises

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The strengthening of the mainland currency is more of an excuse than a real reason for shopkeepers to charge more for a bite to eat in the city Blame greed, not the yuan, ... quoted a clutch of importers and retailers, all saying much the same thing. With the Chinese currency testing its strongest levels against the Hong Kong dollar since 1993, they all warned ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Cyclically bullish on China's market but a structural bear

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

    ... growth relative to GDP growth, Kapur prefers to look at the total amount of bank loans outstanding relative to the size of China's monetary base (currency in issue plus the banking ... on will lead to overcapacity. Combined with government policies aimed at pushing up wages and a currency that has appreciated 25 per cent in real effective terms over the past five years, ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Don't hold your breath for big bang China financial reform

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

    ... the official rate. Meanwhile corporate bond issuance has increased markedly. As the first chart illustrates, data released yesterday shows that local currency bank lending in October was just 505 ... excitement is premature. Senior officials have been pledging to develop China's bond market, liberalise its interest rate regime, and make the currency convertible "within five years" ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Hu betrays muddled thinking about China's economic future

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... interest rates would entirely wipe out the profits of the state sector companies that make up the Communist Party's economic power base. A major currency revaluation is equally unlikely. ...



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