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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    True size of Beijing's deficit matches Japan's black hole

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

    ... matches Japan's black hole Most analysts, when they look at the economic challenges facing China, end up noting that no matter how daunting the problems, Beijing enjoys a far healthier budget balance than the governments of the world's other major economies. Unfortunately, the Chinese government's fiscal position may not be quite as enviable as they believe. At first glance, ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    After a stellar start, Japan's 'Abenomics' faces dim future

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Then yesterday, Tokyo announced that Japan's economy grew by 0.9 per cent in the first quarter of the year. That might not sound like much, but it translates into an annualised 3.5 per cent rate, which is well above Japan's 20-year average of 0.9 per cent and fast enough to make Japan the fastest growing of all the world's major developed economies. Even better, by far ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Four reasons the yuan will struggle to gain acceptance

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

    ... It didn't last. Financial liberalisation inflated Japan's bubble economy, leading to a bust and a crippling balance sheet recession. The yen's slice of global markets fell by a third, its ... probably within the next decade or two. You can see why they think so. The fast growth of China's economy, its ascent as a trading power, the rapid spread of the yuan as a trade currency ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    After nine years, it's time to leave the stage

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:25am by Tom Holland

    ... average. Within weeks the hapless Tung had stepped down, and today, two chiefs later, those hard times seem a distant memory. In the years since, Hong Kong's economy has grown by more than 40 ... those on the mainland, where many of the cities have altered almost beyond recognition. Nine years ago, China's economy ranked seventh in the world; smaller than Italy's. Today ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even an export rebound won't do much to lift China growth

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:07am by Tom Holland

    ... month's exports were propelled by a revival of demand from the big developed economies. Shipments to the United States rose 10.7 per cent, to Japan 16 per cent and to Europe 19.2 per cent. ... are no longer so competitive. As a result, mainland exporters are struggling to retain their market share (see the first chart). And finally, in the past few years, the mainland economy has become so ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's fury at Bank of Japan 'blackmail' makes zero sense

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

    ... Tom Holland Outrage over Japan's efforts to kick-start its moribund economy gives lie to Beijing's insistence that it doesn't undervalue its own currency China's fury ... although Chinese economists are focused on the yen, the BoJ's objective is not to devalue the yen, but to reflate Japan's domestic economy. And in aiming for a 2 per cent inflation ...

  7. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Continued yuan appreciation is no longer such a sure thing

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland It looks likely that one day the yuan will become too strong for China's economy to bear and will lead to a depreciation of the currency Continued yuan appreciation ... a modest slowdown, China is still growing at a much faster pace than any other major economy. And as members of the US Congress keep telling us, the yuan is fundamentally undervalued, and really ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fiscal report based on lunatic projection of capital spending

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Tom Holland

    ... shrinks, the economy's growth rate will slow from 3.7 per cent now to a modest 2.5 per cent a year. And as economic growth slows, so- all else being equal- will the government's revenue ... a slowdown in the growth of Hong Kong's capital spending as the economy matures, the report assumes that public spending on capital works will rise from 3.2 per cent of gross domestic product ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    We don't need a Future Fund. The future is already upon us

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:34am by Tom Holland

    ... reduce the capital available to finance relatively efficient private investment. As the private sector gets crowded out, growth slows. The result is a weaker economy. So constraining government ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Who's more damaging, Hong Kong officials or Occupy Central?

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:32am by Tom Holland

    ... to Hong Kong's economy. In any case, considering that Hong Kong isn't exactly short of shopping centres and that Occupy couldn't hope to obstruct access to more than a handful even ... economy by the government's insistence on raising more in revenues than it needs to fund its spending programmes. So if Hong Kong's editors are really worried about the damage being ...




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