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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

    ... Pollution, corruption, wasteful investment, the failure of the state to embrace free competition, the fragility of the banking sector, and the weakness of the stock market all rated multiple columns ...

  2. Business - Economy - MONITOR

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

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

    ... fallen 1.3 per cent against the US dollar. That might not sound like much, but for the yuan it is the most abrupt decline since its 1993 devaluation, and it confounded legions of analysts ... appreciating. But that attracts even more inflows. What's more, since mid-2011 the yuan has already gained by about 20 per cent against a trade-weighted basket of currencies. With many other ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Tom Holland Forget scare stories about looming disruption and economic costs from protests, these guys are amateurs compared with government bunglers Who's more damaging, HK officials 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fears over a 'tail risk' hard landing in China are growing

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:10am by Tom Holland

    ... if Chinese growth were to slump. Happily, it is possible to take out insurance against a hard landing. To make things easy, Jonathan Garner and the cross-asset research team at Morgan Stanley have compiled a list of the markets most likely to be affected, and worked out how investors can hedge against any coming slump. For example, they estimate that a hard landing in China would depress ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    George Osborne is wrong about China and the yuan

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:24am by Tom Holland

    ... financial business. You can see why they are all so eager to come here. They get to appear in the media against a backdrop of skyscrapers and economic dynamism rather lacking back at home. Rising US ...

  7. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Continued yuan appreciation is no longer such a sure thing

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Tom Holland

    ... Of that amount, 151 billion yuan was locked up in time deposits- a clear play on continued appreciation. Recent history supports their view. In 2011 the yuan climbed by 4.7 per cent against the US dollar. ... Beijing devalued the yuan by a third against the US dollar. Most economists agree that before the devaluation the yuan was overpriced. No one disputes that afterwards it was deeply underpriced. ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    By avoiding a small crisis now China risks a big one in future

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:02am by Tom Holland

    ... the authorities have given the green light to the continued expansion of China's opaque and poorly regulated shadow financial system. Charles Dumas, chairman of independent economic consultancy ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Nothing new in Beijing's latest 'clampdown' on shadow loans

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:33am by Tom Holland

    ... system, and effectively ordered China's banks to bring informal loans back on to their balance sheets by decreeing they should hold adequate capital against their shadow market operations. Meanwhile, in March last year the China Banking Regulatory Commission issued detailed rules forbidding the pooling of wealth management product proceeds and restricting the scope of trust companies ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China may have problems, but this scare story isn't one of them

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Tom Holland

    ... and the exposure of the global financial system to the country is low. That's not to say there wouldn't be casualties from a sudden strengthening of the US dollar against the yuan, or from ...




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