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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    British model of governance is nothing for Hong Kong to boast about

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Tom Holland

    ... counterparts, Hong Kong officials can also fall victim to "fragmented departmentalism" and are at risk from "operational disconnect", in which the political appointees who originally ... is nothing for HK to boast about Once in a while, this column has been known to criticise the Hong Kong government. Whenever it does, someone always objects. "But Hong Kong's system was put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1373170/british-model-governance-nothing-hong-kong-boast-about
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... just wouldn't work in Hong Kong I was a bit disappointed," writes a dissatisfied reader in response to Tuesday's Monitor column, which aimed to debunk the notion that Hong Kong should peg its currency to the yuan. Although he accepted that a yuan peg would be a non-starter, he pointed out that Hong Kong's current peg to the US dollar or a link to the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1333195/singapore-style-system-just-wouldnt-work-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The HK$1 trillion reason to keep Hong Kong's US dollar peg

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

    ... by incessant political squabbling, Hong Kong's economy tied ever more closely to mainland China and the yuan growing rapidly in international importance, it is high time the city switched from ... to keep Hong Kong's US$ peg Predictably, the 30th anniversary of Hong Kong's exchange rate peg has prompted calls for the city to ditch its link to the US dollar, and switch to a peg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1331710/hk1-trillion-reason-keep-hong-kongs-us-dollar-peg
  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 - 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong needs a fresh policy on water before the taps run dry

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:15am by Tom Holland

    ... the taps run dry This year the Hong Kong government will renegotiate the agreement under which the city gets 80 per cent of its fresh water from the Dongjiang, or East River, in Guangdong province. No doubt the price will rise a touch from the modest HK$4.80 a tonne that Guangdong currently asks. But few people in Hong Kong will either know or care. The increase will not be reflected in our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1400946/hong-kong-needs-fresh-policy-water-taps-run-dry

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