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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's intransigence to block Doha climate deal next week

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Cutting down metal production will in turn reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 2 per cent and will not cause any hardship China's intransigence to block Doha climate deal next week On Monday government climate negotiators from around the world will arrive in the Qatari capital Doha to spend two weeks trading accusations and recriminations amid a mood ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It pays China to block global deals on climate and trade

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:19am by Tom Holland

    ... meetings. In November, thousands descended on Warsaw for almost two weeks of talks at the 19th United Nations conference on climate change. Then earlier this month, thousands more winged their way ... talks is stunning. But in reality, trade and climate cannot be treated separately. Unless countries see eye to eye on trade, a climate deal won't work. And without a global agreement ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To boost business, WTO must ditch 'all or nothing' approach

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:12am by Tom Holland

    ... deal falls far, far short of the comprehensive global trade agreement envisaged at the start of the Doha round of talks back in 2001. The WTO's glacially slow progress and the meagreness ... It backfired. Instead of lending impetus to the talks, it allowed any individual member to hold the whole negotiation process to ransom over matters of little international importance but with great ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Despite talk of reform, no sign of rebalancing in China's data

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:05am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland In contrast to Beijing's pledges, investment has played a bigger role in driving the economy while the share of private demand has diminished Despite talk of reform, ... of consumer spending diminished. In other words, despite all the new leadership's talk of reform and restructuring, the mainland economy became even more unbalanced in 2013. And with officials ...

  5. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    The yuan is falling, but only because Beijing wants it to

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Despite talk of a greater role for market forces, the currency is still far from freely floating with constant interventions from the central bank The yuan is falling, but only ... and investors who had confidently expected the currency's strengthening trend to continue uninterrupted. Their confidence was misplaced. Despite all the talk about internationalisation ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    George Osborne is wrong about China and the yuan

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

    ... they render the results meaningless). And yesterday Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, was in Hong Kong talking up London's prospects as a centre for yuan-denominated ... will decline. With the US Federal Reserve now talking about raising short-term US dollar rates- as the release on Wednesday of Fed minutes showed- the differential between yuan and international ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Four reasons the yuan will struggle to gain acceptance

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Open and well-regulated markets, transparent governance and solid banking system needed for Chinese currency’s rise to dominance Four reasons the yuan will struggle to gain acceptance Talk to financiers in Hong Kong and you will get the impression that it is the manifest destiny of China's yuan to displace the US dollar as the world's dominant currency, ...

  8. Business - Money - MONITOR

    No need to panic over slide in stock markets

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by Tom Holland

    ... wasn't alone. Markets across Asia tumbled, following Monday's 2.3 per cent slide on Wall Street and extending the emerging markets rout of last week. Once again analysts are talking about ...

  9. 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

    ... Tom Holland While alarmist talk of global meltdown sparked by a currency crisis at Chinese banks fires up doom merchants, the reality is more reassuring China may have problems, but this scare story isn't one of them As a headline, it was certainly eye-catching. "Currency crisis at Chinese banks could trigger global meltdown," declared a story in the Sunday ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Chinese investors should avoid Britain's rotten egg rail project

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

    ... projects by 30 per cent, which explains why some government advisers are now talking about a price tag for HS2 in excess of £70 billion. Then there are indications that the project's backers ...




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