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  1. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    China's insolvent toxic-waste dump Cinda for sale

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

    ... toxic-waste dumps At some point in the next few months, China Cinda Asset Management is likely to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange, in a mega deal that could raise HK$20 billion or more. ... they are toxic waste dumps. Worse: by any sensible standards they are insolvent. Both Cinda and Huarong, along with potential listing candidates Great Wall Asset Management and Orient Asset Management, ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Pollution, corruption, wasteful investment, the failure of the state to embrace free competition, the fragility of the banking sector, and the weakness of the stock market all rated multiple columns ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Tsang's vision of Hong Kong's future is severely out of focus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Tom Holland

    ... Instead, as Tsang made clear in yesterday's budget, the government is going to go on wasting billions on unnecessary infrastructure, while raising new taxes to meet Hong Kong's real ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong needs a fresh policy on water before the taps run dry

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:15am by Tom Holland

    ... water. There are several ways we can do that. We could introduce a cost-related pricing to reduce waste. We could cut the monstrous amount of water we lose to leakage, from around 20 per cent of all piped water to no more than 5 per cent. We could collect more of our rainfall, most of which is channelled by the Drainage Services Department straight out to sea. We could recycle waste ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... of £20 billion is often cited. Altogether, King and Crewe calculate that in little more than 20 years the amount of public money wasted on failed information technology projects "cannot have ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The plenum speech Xi Jinping ought to deliver (but won't)

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 02:32am by Tom Holland

    ... have let our industries invest and expand. But the risk now is that underpriced capital will just encourage waste, mis-investment and overcapacity. As a result, we must remove all remaining ... subsidies. Those subsidies have allowed China's companies to grow rapidly, but they have also encouraged great waste. And by failing to price the true cost of pollution, they have severely ...

  7. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Beijing's statistical sleight of hand

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:09am by Tom Holland

    ... on staple foods like rice, and more on eating out in restaurants. As a result of this shift in spending patterns, argue the Columbia researchers, the official shopping basket of goods and services ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It pays China to block global deals on climate and trade

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

    ... of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the cost to China of unabated climate change will be modest, at just US$360 billion a year by the end of the century. In contrast, a treaty that cut emissions ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    New 'two-child' rules won't trigger China baby boom

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:55am by Tom Holland

    ... cent. Meanwhile, baby food company Biostime has shot up 78 per cent, putting the stock at an eye-popping valuation of 40 times last year's earnings (see the first chart). Despite all ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong government must change the way it taxes property

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

    ... revenues looks out of date, leading the government to lock away vast sums of public money while prompting officials to waste a fortune on gold-plated construction projects like the Zhuhai bridge, for which there is little, if any, demand. Instead of booking its land revenues as capital income- which it then fritters away on wasteful investments that will never generate a positive economic ...




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