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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A Singapore-style system just wouldn't work in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The city state's managed currency float has worked for it in the past, but its performance since the financial crisis has not been spectacular A Singapore-style system ... currency are not the only possible exchange rate regimes for the city.   What about a Singapore-style managed float? At first, that sounds an eminently sensible idea. Singapore has long managed its ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A nice idea Mr Yam, but it will be a long time before it can fly

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:27am by Tom Holland

    ... defending. Replacing the link to the US dollar with a Singapore-style managed float, he argued, would lead to greater price stability and boost Hong Kong's role as an international financial ... on the People's Bank of China to ditch its reliance on reserve requirements for managing monetary policy, and to adopt a Western-style policy interest rate instead. Constraining monetary growth by forcing ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Neither Singapore nor Hong Kong is an Iceland waiting to happen

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 12:42am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Despite predictions of disaster befalling the two Asian cities, they are far healthier financially than Nordic island before its economic crisis Neither Singapore nor HK is an Iceland waiting to happen Thank you to the reader who pointed me towards the recent Forbes article warning that "Singapore's economy is heading for an Iceland-style meltdown". ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Cypriot-style bank crisis could hit Hong Kong too

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

    ... Tom Holland The troubled Mediterranean island is half a world away but financial conditions there bear some eerie similarities to those over here Cypriot-style bank crisis could hit Hong ... at first glance, the chances of a Cyprus-style recurrence seem slim. Whereas Cypriot bank deposits ballooned to 700 per cent of the island's gross domestic product, in Hong Kong the figure ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Watsons float little reason for Hutch investors to celebrate

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... style. Reports suggest he is more interested in raising cash to fund acquisitions in Europe's telecommunications and infrastructure sectors. But whether selling Watsons to buy such assets ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It is time for Hong Kong to get real about water pricing

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... technologies is now far more efficient than in the 1970s. Sure, it's still an expensive option. But if the alternative is a return to 1960s-style water rationing, Hongkongers will be happy to pay. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Better pollution policies would mean longer lives for millions

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

    ... emissions from coal burning. To slow the growth of vehicle sales, Ma calls for the introduction of a Singapore-style auction system that would make owning a private car punitively expensive. ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Danger China is repeating America's pre-crisis errors

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

    ... in much the same way as poorly capitalised US institutions sold credit default insurance. As a result, Chancellor and Monnelly warn that China may be heading for a US-style credit crunch so severe ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Province-sized hole in GDP figures from Beijing is likely to be hiding good news

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

    ... heavily on an old-fashioned input-output model of industrial value-added derived from the era of soviet-style central planning. This approach is great at measuring how much you invested ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Excluding non-locals from flat sales could easily backfire

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... controls on non-resident buyers in a bid to moderate the city's property cycle. In a new research report styled as an open letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, CLSA head of property ...




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