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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Selling credit risk to bank depositors is a lousy idea

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

    ... they seldom realise is that their savings are actually going to fund loans made by third party finance companies, usually to high risk ventures with no access to formal bank lending. In other words, ... That means the finance companies depend on issuing new products in order to repay the principal on their expiring notes, which of course is more or less how a Ponzi scheme works. The danger comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1099428/selling-credit-risk-bank-depositors-lousy-idea
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    China now reaching the same levels of inequality as Johannesburg

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... problem. According to the World Bank, South Africa scores a sky-high 65. So it is disturbing to learn that the Survey and Research Centre for China Household Finance, a well-respected body established by the People's Bank of China and the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, reckons that in 2010 China's own Gini coefficient reached 61. As the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1102451/china-now-reaching-same-levels-inequality-johannesburg
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    After such a long wait, policy address is bound to disappoint

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the situation. Part of the reason European countries are in such trouble is precisely because they didn't plan ahead to finance their old-age welfare provisions, leaving them with huge unfunded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1128123/after-such-long-wait-policy-address-bound-disappoint
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Some surprising new recruits join the ranks of China bears

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... investment levels would have to climb to between 60 and 70 per cent of GDP. "The cost of financing such an elevated level of investment could undermine overall economic stability," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1097571/some-surprising-new-recruits-join-ranks-china-bears
  5. 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 reliance on bank loans for corporate and local government financing, and towards greater dependence on the bond market. Together these two reforms would markedly improve the efficiency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1081064/dont-hold-your-breath-big-bang-china-financial-reform
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Zhang Gaoli's Tianjin economic model promises disaster for China

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and clearly it has boosted Zhang's career. But how much of it will ever generate an economic return is doubtful. The handful of analysts who have examined Tianjin's finances in detail warn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1075766/zhang-gaolis-tianjin-economic-model-promises-disaster-china
  7. Business - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Claims for China's household wealth just don't add up

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Claims for China's household wealth just don't add up Researchers in China have been coming up with some truly eye-popping numbers lately. In May the Chengdu-based Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and the People's Bank of China published a survey claiming that the average urban family in China owns assets worth 2.47 million yuan (HK$3 million), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1018753/claims-chinas-household-wealth-just-dont-add

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