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  1. Give China a seat at Group of Seven table

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland With the continuing credit crisis and the threat of runaway food price inflation, the rich world's economic bigwigs had plenty to worry about when they met in Washington over the weekend. Yet despite these new and pressing concerns, the assembled finance ministers and central bank bosses from the Group of Seven big developed economies still found time to fret ...

  2. Rich world barking up the wrong tree over yuan

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The weekend's Group of Seven meeting in Tokyo was taken up mainly with discussing the impact of the credit crunch on the world's economies. But the assembled rich-country finance ministers and central bank bosses still found time to mention China's currency, the yuan. 'We welcome China's decision to increase the flexibility of its currency, ...

  3. The real European crisis still hasn't begun, but it will soon

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... And then there is France, where new president Francois Hollande's contradictory policy pledges have highlighted the impossibility of raising taxes to reduce government deficits while simultaneously boosting ... Tom Holland The original meaning of the word 'crisis', dating back to the time of classical Greece, is the turning point of a disease, when the patient either begins to recover ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    'Made in America' means added pain for Hong Kong

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland City could lose its regional cost advantage as cheaper fuel and fresh investment help bring the US dollar- and the HK dollar- back to life 'Made in America' means ... years, history may be about to repeat itself. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

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    Claims China is world's No 1 trading economy are nonsense

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

    ... Tom Holland The high import and export numbers are distorted by domestic firms fiddling taxes and the country's heavy involvement in processing trade Claims China ... largest trading economy in any meaningful sense, despite what last week's headlines may have claimed. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  6. Forget Europe, here's what G20 should be talking about

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland When world leaders gather for the G20 summit in the Mexican beach resort of Los Cabos on Monday, inevitably it will be the euro crisis that dominates their discussions to the exclusion of almost everything else. That's a shame, because there will be some good ideas on the table- ideas that deserve more attention than they are likely to get. One of them comes from ...

  7. New US yuan act fails to clear crucial WTO trade-law hurdle

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Chinese officials are up in arms following US politicians' latest attempt to punish Beijing for its currency policy. They can calm down. The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 passed by the US Senate two weeks ago is not only economically misguided, it suffers from a fatal legal flaw, according to the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) ...

  8. A lesson from the Nixon era for the world of today

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It's 40 years since the beginning of the end for the Bretton Woods system, the agreement which fixed exchange rates between the world's major economies for a quarter of a century following the end of the second world war. It might seem that the world has changed immeasurably over the intervening decades, and that the demise of Bretton Woods has little to teach us ...

  9. Beijing is riding rough-shod over its WTO pledges

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland At the weekend's summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Hawaii, the United States unveiled its plans for a new 'Trans-Pacific Partnership' multilateral free-trade zone. Nine countries, including Australia, Vietnam and Chile have signed up so far, with Japan keen to enlist in the new group as soon as possible. China has not been invited to join. ...

  10. Don't look to China to support growth in the rest of the world

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland There's been a lot of chatter over the last month or so about whether China will come to the rescue of the world economy. Sadly, it is ill-informed. With growth once again stalling in the United States and Europe, believers argue that only China's economy now has the strength to support continued growth around the world. This idea of China as a potential saviour ...




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