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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The HK$1 trillion reason to keep Hong Kong's US dollar peg

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

    ... Tom Holland Logic of switching to a yuan anchor doesn't stand up when that currency isn't freely convertible and its offshore liquidity is shallow The HK$1 trillion reason ... The cost could easily exceed HK$1 trillion. It's time to ditch this silly idea. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  2. Business - Commodities - MONITOR

    Oil price heading for US$200 as China's imports set to surge

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland With the mainland’s voracious demand, World Bank consultant projects steady climb in prices, and that will hurt global economic growth Oil price heading for US$200 ... tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Despite default risk, Beijing is stuck with US Treasury debt

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

    ... Tom Holland None of the diversification options – commodities, foreign equities and property and debt of other big sovereign borrowers – look attractive Despite default risk, Beijing ... In short, Beijing is stuck with holding US government debt. No wonder officials are seething. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Powerful evidence Hong Kong officials just don't care about pollution

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

    ... Tom Holland Although the mainland could be blamed for the periodic smogs, the city's government has failed in its measures to improve air quality Powerful evidence HK officials just ... the comforting miasma of bureaucratic flatulence that pervades their hermetically sealed offices. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Asia can relax; there is small chance of a US debt default

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Washington will have no problem repaying its loans, given the tax revenues it will be getting and its ability to roll over maturing debt Asia can relax; there is small chance ... of this year. If that slowdown really is the result of a deliberate policy, it certainly represents a novel way to rein in runaway economic growth. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even IMF staffers are warning of an economic crisis in China

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

    ... Tom Holland Malhar Nabar and Papa N'Diaye warn that without significant policy changes, China's economy may fall off the rails and take years to recover Even IMF staffers ... of capital. Although growth would suffer in the short run, the longer term result should be a growth trajectory similar to Korea's - not Latin America's. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Ratings are not credit - and a new agency won't change that

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Investors from the developing world should base their risk assessment on their own research and the interest rates in the open market Ratings are not credit - and a new agency ... Markets do get things wrong, but prices still tend to be a much better indicator of risk than any agency rating, whatever de Villepin might say. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    How to eradicate poverty - at least by the official definition

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Government's definition of who is poor in relative terms is puzzling but shows its concern over city's inequality, which has grown enormously How to eradicate poverty ... opportunities. The shame is, if the government had started the job back in the late 1990s, maybe we wouldn't have a million Hongkongers today officially labelled as poor. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  9. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Why 4 per cent annual growth will be great news for China

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland With faster wage increases resulting from a smaller but more productive workforce, the long-awaited consumption miracle will become a reality Why 4 per cent annual growth ... materialise. Bingo! tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The 4.3tr yuan cost of financial openness

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

    ... Tom Holland That's the net outflow from the mainland if Beijing were to scrap capital controls, the International Monetary Fund's number crunchers estimate The 4.3tr yuan cost ... crises." China would be no different. tom.holland@scmp.com ...




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