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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    True size of Beijing's deficit matches Japan's black hole

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... matches Japan's black hole Most analysts, when they look at the economic challenges facing China, end up noting that no matter how daunting the problems, Beijing enjoys a far healthier budget ... of GDP level regarded as prudent. And compared to the budget deficits run last year by Japan and the United States, it looks positively insignificant. What's more, with tax revenues ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    After a stellar start, Japan's 'Abenomics' faces dim future

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

    ... Tom Holland Shinzo Abe is popular now, but he still has to steer his fiscal programme through to a successful conclusion and pull off structural reforms After a stellar start, Japan ... since Abe emerged as the likely winner of last December's election, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index has soared by 74 per cent, easily beating the rest of the world's major markets. ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's fury at Bank of Japan 'blackmail' makes zero sense

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

    ... Tom Holland Outrage over Japan's efforts to kick-start its moribund economy gives lie to Beijing's insistence that it doesn't undervalue its own currency China's fury at Bank of Japan 'blackmail' makes zero sense China's leading economists are "furious" with the Bank of Japan. According to the story on the front page of Saturday's ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Davos talk of new currency war is wildly exaggerated

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Worries about the Bank of Japan's money-printing efforts to breathe inflationary life into the country's economy are highly overblown Davos talk of new currency war ... however, it is neither China nor the United States at the centre of the global slanging match, but Japan. In a bid to revitalise the country's ailing economy, the Bank of Japan announced last ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To get rich, poor states must ignore the Washington rule book

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and Taiwan, it divides the region into two distinct economic zones. To the north, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan - three places that long ago achieved developed-country wealth levels. More recently, ... and protectionist, approach. In Japan, Korea and Taiwan post-war governments rode roughshod over property rights, redistributing farmland in order to maximise output from their underemployed rural ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Four reasons the yuan will struggle to gain acceptance

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Tom Holland

    ... been fatally wounded. Then there was the yen. In the 1980s, the rise of Japan's currency seemed assured. Japan had already become a trade superpower. Its banks were the world's ... It didn't last. Financial liberalisation inflated Japan's bubble economy, leading to a bust and a crippling balance sheet recession. The yen's slice of global markets fell by a third, its ...

  7. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Continued yuan appreciation is no longer such a sure thing

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

    ... for example, has slipped by about 7 per cent, while Japan's yen has fallen 40 per cent. Some yuan outperformance is only to be expected, simply because of the growth differentials. But in the last ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even an export rebound won't do much to lift China growth

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:07am by Tom Holland

    ... month's exports were propelled by a revival of demand from the big developed economies. Shipments to the United States rose 10.7 per cent, to Japan 16 per cent and to Europe 19.2 per cent. ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China not the all-conquering trade power figures suggest

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 12:12am by Tom Holland

    ... billion- counted towards the US trade deficit with China. Yet although iPhones are assembled in Chinese factories, most of the high-value components are imported, typically from Japan, South Korea, Germany and the US itself. The flash memory and the screen are made by Toshiba in Japan. The camera comes from Infineon in Germany, and the Bluetooth gadgetry from Broadcom in the US. According ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Global enthusiasm for yuan overstated

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:30am by Tom Holland

    ... because if you look more closely at the breakdown of the mainland's imports by origin, you find that the third-biggest exporter of goods to the country, behind South Korea and Japan ...




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