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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Allowing free capital flows is fast going out of fashion

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The world is increasingly moving away from economic orthodoxy and accepting that capital controls are necessary to contain hot money Allowing free capital flows is fast going out of fashion Hopes are high that when Premier Li Keqiang launches Shanghai's new free-trade zone this weekend, he will announce a major opening up of the mainland's financial ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Tom Holland

    ... hydroelectric stations, including the giant Three Gorges project, and 80 per cent the old-fashioned way by burning coal. It is true that Beijing has invested heavily in clean-energy sources like solar ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Crystal ball was cloudy last year, but it had its moments

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:48am by Tom Holland

    ... of the target. Far more fun is shooting an old-fashioned longbow at a target several hundred metres away. Scoring a hit is almost impossible. Even to come close you have to aim up at 45 degrees, which ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China not the all-conquering trade power figures suggest

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 12:12am by Tom Holland

    ... a more accurate picture, still showing China to be a front-rank trading economy, but hardly the all-conquering power that old-fashioned measurement techniques suggest. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... risks in the expectation of higher returns. Mini-bonds themselves may have gone out of fashion, but both structured notes and credit derivatives still find ready markets. According to the Bank ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China graft probe looks more like a 'petro purge' than an assault on sleaze

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... looks a lot like an old-fashioned political purge, with the newly installed leadership using corruption charges as a weapon to eliminate an opposition faction within the power structure. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    True level of bad loans is far higher than Beijing admits

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

    ... credit procedures or the quality of their loan books, working out just how many loans would now be classed as non-performing had they not been rolled over in this fashion is impossible. However, ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The yuan hasn't overtaken the HK$ quite yet, Mr Chan

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

    ... by the stock exchange, electronic point of sale transactions, and old-fashioned paper cheques. Add those in, and as the chart shows, total Hong Kong dollar interbank settlements in May came to HK$13.7 ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Iron Lady quickly ditched her principles if politics demanded

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

    ... abandoned in favour of something that looked a lot like old-fashioned economic liberalism, and Britain's economy largely profited. A conviction politician Thatcher may have been but, in her ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    South Sea Bubble warning for wealth management investors

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of again". Buyers of mainland wealth management products may just see their money vanish in a similar fashion. tom.holland@scmp.com ...




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