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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Chee-hwa was still the chief executive of Hong Kong's government, and the city was struggling to emerge from a six-year-long deflationary slump. Property prices were down by half from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1441327/after-nine-years-its-time-leave-stage
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fiscal report based on lunatic projection of capital spending

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Tom Holland

    ... at today's prices, public spending on healthcare and welfare for the elderly will more than double, from HK$69 billion this year to HK$143 billion in 2041. Meanwhile, as Hong Kong's workforce ... non-traded prices in the sector sharply higher. If it didn't build so much, costs wouldn't rise so quickly. In any case, even keeping capital spending constant in real terms would be crazy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1439605/fiscal-report-based-lunatic-projection-capital-spending
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Simple-minded to expect Hong Kong home prices to fall? Not at all

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:43am by Tom Holland

    ... prices to fall? Not at all I suppose I should be offended. Three weeks ago, Monitor warned that Hong Kong property prices are likely to fall following the US Federal Reserve's decision to wind down its programme of quantitative easing. "Since the Fed began its first round of quantitative easing in 2008, local home prices have shot up 100 per cent," the column noted. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1399278/simple-minded-expect-hong-kong-home-prices-fall-not-all
  4. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    The yuan is falling, but only because Beijing wants it to

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Tom Holland

    ... emerging-market currencies now looking soft against the dollar, any further yuan appreciation will threaten severely to erode the price competitiveness of Chinese exports compared with those of other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1438811/yuan-falling-only-because-beijing-wants-it
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Who's more damaging, Hong Kong officials or Occupy Central?

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:32am by Tom Holland

    ... a possible price ticket on Occupy-related disruption that I've seen came up with a potential cost of HK$1.6 billion. That might sound like a lot to you or me. But it's peanuts compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1434352/whos-more-damaging-hong-kong-officials-or-occupy-central
  6. 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 ... for local price stability. Historically its inflation rate has hardly differed from Hong Kong's. And for another thing, it makes good sense for Hong Kong as a financial centre to link its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1430637/nice-idea-mr-yam-it-will-be-long-time-it-can-fly
  7. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Immigration and reclamation won't raise living standards

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Tom Holland

    ... cent appreciation against the Hong Kong dollar over that period. That's important. Currency appreciation might lower the price of imported goods, but it does nothing to reduce the cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1429854/immigration-and-reclamation-wont-raise-living-standards
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Neither Singapore nor Hong Kong is an Iceland waiting to happen

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

    ... inflating a property bubble which pushed home prices up by a third. Bank lending to domestic and overseas borrowers ballooned, with the assets of Singapore's banks rising to S$2.1 trillion ... Singapore's home prices have climbed 33 per cent, Hong Kong's have shot up 133 per cent. And where by Monitor 's calculation Singapore's banking assets have actually declined moderately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1427348/neither-singapore-nor-hong-kong-iceland-waiting-happen
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Conspiracy theories abound about China's gold purchases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:51am by Tom Holland

    ... to make further price gains. But while the enthusiasm of Western investors for gold has dulled, over the last two and a half years China's demand for the stuff has exploded. Last year China ... more than a few conspiracy theories. One of the more fanciful alleges that the US Federal Reserve is deliberately suppressing the price of gold, lest the metal displace the US dollar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1425591/conspiracy-theories-abound-about-chinas-gold-purchases
  10. Business - Money - MONITOR

    No need to panic over slide in stock markets

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by Tom Holland

    ... Sure, slower growth in China will dent commodity prices, which will hurt resource exporters. But for much of the rest of the world, including many emerging markets, lower commodity prices would ... 2014 looking distinctly pricey. On a price-earnings ratio of 17.4 at the beginning of January, the S&P was only a whisker less expensive than in August 2008, immediately before the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1420956/no-need-panic-over-slide-stock-markets

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