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  1. Europe feels the pain Asia once endured

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How strange! Markets across Asia plummeted on news of Francois Hollande's election victory in France and of the punishment Greece's mainstream parties suffered at the hands of voters for their austerity measures. The election results are a clear rejection by ordinary people of spending cuts and belt-tightening. These austerity measures ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of arms as France marks Bastille Day French President Francois Hollande (left) and his government celebrate their first Bastille Day in power. Hollande will not dare resurrect the traditional July ...

  3. Toughen up on Syria, Paris urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... discussed bilateral economic and trade collaboration. He said French President Francois Hollande would visit China after its key party congress in the autumn. Li also told Fabius that China ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US

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

    ... Tom Holland Federal Reserve's rock-bottom approach feeds inflation in developing countries – and might even prolong the downturn in America Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia ... with the Fed's chiefs. But for policymakers across Asia, that's a crying shame. Another two-and-a-half years of zero US rates is only going to make their job far more difficult. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    More Asians buying into dream of owning property in France

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the report found that investors continued to seek properties where they could get more for their money, opting for locations such as the South, the West, the Alps and Paris. François Laforie, BNP ...

  6. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    The burning question: has Asia truly lost its mojo?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that Asian economies such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam were likely to "hold up well" if the global economy slowed further. Tom Holland is on holiday ...

  7. The real life lessons to teach about China's economic model

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland We don't yet know exactly what Hong Kong's new textbooks on national and moral education will try to teach the city's schoolchildren about the superiority of China's economic model. But I bet the line they take will run something like this: 'Over the last 30 years, China has achieved an unparalled economic revolution. 'The unique combination ...

  8. Despite Singapore's GDP lead, it's not as enviable as it seems

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com While we were worrying needlessly about Shanghai eating our lunch, we've been overtaken by Singapore Monitor column February 1, 2012 My colleague Tom Holland pointed out an interesting statistic in the Monitor column the other day. Singapore just pipped Hong Kong last year in the size of its gross domestic product. I can make ...

  9. Pledge to keep the US dollar peg promises a volatile future

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland A great sigh of relief went up from Hong Kong's business community yesterday, when incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying said he wouldn't change the city's currency peg to the US dollar. Business bosses favour the peg because of the certainty they say it brings. But while they are surely right that the US dollar peg is better than the suggested ...

  10. HK's next financial secretary must be an expert firefighter

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Leung Chun-ying says that tackling income inequality and inflation will be the top jobs for his new administration. These are worthy enough aims (although the road to economic hell has long been paved with similarly good intentions). But when he appoints his senior officials, Leung should remember there is a still an uncomfortably big chance that his policy ...




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