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  1. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Occupy Central is no threat to Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:17am by Tom Holland

    ... to Hong Kong's economy Students sitting in the streets; lots of colourful banners; some noisy chanting with people banging gongs; a sprinkling of jugglers, mime artists and the like; a few earnest types with megaphones- and legions of cops all itching to use their pepper spray. If it goes ahead next summer, for some of Hong Kong's workers, Occupy Central's plan to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1367337/occupy-central-no-threat-hong-kongs-economy
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A good time to sell Hong Kong's family-owned banks as China's bad debt swells

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:13am by Tom Holland

    ... Kong, mostly to the mainland and Macau (see the second chart). Chong Hing's mainland exposure is smaller, but it too has about 40 per cent of its total loan book exposed to Hong Kong real ... buyers lining up to acquire two of Hong Kong's remaining family-owned banks. Both state-owned behemoth Agricultural Bank of China and Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1339109/good-time-sell-hong-kongs-family-owned-banks-chinas-bad-debt-swells
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... don't care about pollution Jumping into a taxi outside the South China Morning Post 's Causeway Bay offices the other day, Monitor was struck by a wry observation from the cab driver. ... The Post 's office is sited on one of the busiest road junctions in Causeway Bay. With heavy traffic constantly roaring past, tall buildings and an adjacent overpass blocking any breeze, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1326682/powerful-evidence-hong-kong-officials-just-dont-care-about-pollution
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Tsang's vision of Hong Kong's future is severely out of focus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Tom Holland

    ... Kong's future is severely out of focus In his budget speech yesterday, John Tsang Chun-wah did his best to scare us. If Hong Kong continues on its current trajectory, steadily improving ... and it soon becomes clear that Tsang's gloomy forecast of a looming structural deficit is the product of a deep structural flaw in his own approach to Hong Kong's public finances. When Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435878/tsangs-vision-hong-kongs-future-severely-out-focus
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... or Occupy Central? Among the grievances aired at Hong Kong's weekend protest against media censorship were complaints that editors have been leaning on local journalists to stress the supposed ... of Occupy have been warning for months now that the movement will cause economic havoc in Hong Kong. However, on examination their criticisms of Occupy are vacuous. If people are concerned about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1434352/whos-more-damaging-hong-kong-officials-or-occupy-central
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Neither Singapore nor Hong Kong is an Iceland waiting to happen

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

    ... that Singapore is heading for a similar smash. But it gets worse. "Everything Forbes said about Singapore, you could just as well say about Hong Kong," says our reader, a financier who has ... the meltdown. Clearly Forbes believes something similarly catastrophic may now be about to happen in Singapore. Yet if Singapore has reason to be concerned, Hong Kong should be really worried. Where ...

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

    Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland City's anti-pollution campaign will not end problem as long as the mainland continues to burn coal to satisfy its power demand Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air Christine Loh Kung-wai, Hong Kong's campaigning Under Secretary for the Environment, has promised us that she will deliver "drastic improvements" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426234/even-hong-kongs-best-efforts-may-not-help-clear-our-air
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Officials have always hated Hong Kong's country parks

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

    ... Kong's country parks Hong Kong government officials have long suffered from a malignant combination of agoraphobia and chlorophobia - a terror of open spaces coupled with an irrational fear ... "It's no good, it'll have to go." At least that's the only explanation I can think of for the government's long-standing animosity towards Hong Kong's 24 country parks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1307205/officials-have-always-hated-hong-kongs-country-parks
  9. Business - Companies - MONITOR

    ParknShop merger will prove Hong Kong's competition law is a joke

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... competition law is a joke Anywhere else in the world, regulatory alarm bells would be clanging at ear-splitting volume. Not in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, mainland grocery giant China Resources Enterprise confirmed it is bidding to acquire the ParknShop supermarket chain from Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa. ParknShop is a familiar sight in Hong Kong, with 286 stores in the city under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1298710/parknshop-merger-will-prove-hong-kongs-competition-law-joke
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's wealth fund is doing a lousy job investing our money

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 02:13am by Tom Holland

    ... is doing a lousy job investing our money You may not know about it, but Hong Kong has a sovereign wealth fund. It's called the Exchange Fund. It manages assets of HK$3 trillion, and its investment performance is abysmal. Yesterday the Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the Exchange Fund's results for 2013. It managed a return of just 2.7 per cent. When you consider ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1412068/hong-kongs-wealth-fund-doing-lousy-job-investing-our-money

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