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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... also the pound's 1990 entry into the European exchange rate mechanism, forerunner to the euro; a debacle so ill-advised and ill-managed that Britain was forced ignominiously to exit ... 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 ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Four reasons the yuan will struggle to gain acceptance

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

    ... it remains only a regional currency. Further afield, it is barely used. The trouble was the weakness of European governance. It took only a few years following the euro's introduction for both ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It pays China to block global deals on climate and trade

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

    ... on carbon emissions, a comprehensive treaty on trade is impossible. The problem is carbon leakage. European countries have worked hard over recent years to reduce their carbon dioxide output, ... to limit carbon emissions has helped undermine the competitiveness of much of British, and European, industry. To restore their competitiveness, European countries would like to impose offsetting ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... which favours the goods of members must automatically disadvantage non-members. Second, they shift the balance of power disproportionately towards major economies like the US and the European ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China a green energy leader? Don't make me laugh

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

    ... and published this week by Australia's Climate Commission, "China's efforts demonstrate accelerating global leadership in tackling climate change". Quoting Premier Li Keqiang's ... Pew says that China now boasts 152 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, ahead of the United States with 133 gigawatts and the European Union with 128 gigawatts. As a result, the Australian ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    There's only one way to solve the Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Commission for Asia and the Far East published a report suggesting the possible existence of oil and gas deposits under the waters around the islands. At the time the islets were used only by the US ... If they want to sort things out, they should do what the Europeans did with the North Sea in the 1960s: draw a line equidistant between the nearest permanently inhabited land, and say "that side ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Despite default risk, Beijing is stuck with US Treasury debt

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... owns an additional US$200 billion or so in Treasury debt held by custodians in European and Caribbean financial centres. Meanwhile, China continues to accumulate new reserves at a blinding ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It's risk-off again as troika plays with fire in Cyprus

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... What spooked investors was the attempt by the "troika" of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to force depositors in Cypriot banks ...




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