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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Asia is steaming towards a debt crisis all of its own

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 02:59am by Tom Holland

    ... to Shearing's analysis, over the past 10 years debt growth has passed the hazard threshold in four East Asian markets- Hong Kong, mainland China, Thailand and Singapore- with Korea on the cusp of the danger zone (see the first chart below). By his measure Brazil and Turkey are also heading for trouble. The most exposed market, however, is Hong Kong, where Shearing reckons the private sector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1338244/asia-steaming-towards-debt-crisis-all-its-own
  2. 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
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Neither Singapore nor Hong Kong is an Iceland waiting to happen

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

    ... relative to local economic output since 2008, Hong Kong's have rocketed to nearly eight times GDP; higher even than Iceland's at the height of its financial bubble. People are fretting. ... on the mainland, and that in case of a default local banks may find it impossible ever to recover their collateral. For all that, however, Hong Kong is not another Iceland. Consumer leverage is relatively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1427348/neither-singapore-nor-hong-kong-iceland-waiting-happen
  4. 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

    ... relies on imports for just 40 per cent of its water needs. In another 50 years, it expects to be self-sufficient. Hong Kong should emulate that approach, bringing everything water-related under ... 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. ...

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

    No 'taper tantrum' this time, but Hong Kong can't be complacent

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 01:07am by Tom Holland

    ... Hong Kong properties will begin to look less attractive to investors in relative terms Most East Asian markets rose on the news. And although Hong Kong-listed stocks dropped, the fall reflected ... in relative terms. As the chart shows, for almost the entire period since 2008, the rental yield on a 700-square-foot Hong Kong flat has comfortably exceeded the yield on 10-year US Treasury notes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1386212/no-taper-tantrum-time-hong-kong-cant-be-complacent
  6. 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

    ... Tom Holland Instead of building mega-projects that serve no purpose, the government should spend money where it is needed: education, health and welfare Tsang's vision of Hong 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 ...

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

    Tighten, not ease, governance rules to promote Hong Kong's market

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:51am by Tom Holland

    ... rules to promote HK's market A couple of months ago, mainland internet giant Alibaba cancelled its proposed stock offering in Hong Kong. It pulled the deal after being told plans that would have allowed holders of 10 per cent of the company's stock to stuff the board with their own directors failed to meet the Hong Kong stock exchange's governance standards. Inevitably, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1377027/tighten-not-ease-governance-rules-promote-hong-kongs-market
  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

    We don't need a Future Fund. The future is already upon us

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:34am by Tom Holland

    ... The future is already upon us The government's warnings that Hong Kong is heading for a fiscal crisis of Greek proportions are ludicrous. As Monitor pointed out yesterday, new projections ... reduce the capital available to finance relatively efficient private investment. As the private sector gets crowded out, growth slows. The result is a weaker economy. So constraining government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1440476/we-dont-need-future-fund-future-already-upon-us
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Just enforcing the rules could end Hong Kong's housing 'shortage'

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:52am by Tom Holland

    ... out in different places, and followed separate paths. But we ended up by coming to much the same conclusion. We have all been told so often now that Hong Kong is suffering an acute housing ... cubicles. And we have been told endlessly that the typical Hong Kong flat now costs more than 13 times the median household's annual income, shutting young families irrevocably out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1343953/just-enforcing-rules-could-end-hong-kongs-housing-shortage

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