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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Allowing free capital flows is fast going out of fashion

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... crisis Malaysia banned free capital flows to stabilise its currency, the ringgit. Recently, however, orthodox opinion has reversed. In the future, capital controls could prove not just useful, ...

  2. No sense in report of plot to engineer US dollar's demise

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... For example, in 2002, then prime minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad called on Muslim countries to adopt a single gold-backed currency, to be called the dinar, saying it should be used to denominate ...

  3. Darwin, Pearl Harbour, the Great Wall and other myths

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on Pearl Harbour didn't open the campaign. In fact, the offensive began with the bombardment of Kota Bharu, in what is now Malaysia, almost two hours before the first bombs were dropped on Pearl Harbour. But because Malaysia is 18 hours ahead of Hawaii, it was already December 8 in Kota Bharu when the assault started, and so today Pearl Harbour is remembered as the opening attack, ...

  4. HKMC pumps public money into risky mainland venture

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... it bought up a portfolio of taxi loans. Next, it formed a joint venture to sell mortgage insurance in Malaysia. Then it spent HK$10.6 billion buying Korean mortgage-backed securities. Now it wants ...

  5. Talk of a world currency just financial pie in the sky

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... currency to be called the 'acmetal'. And back in 2002, then prime minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad called on Muslim countries to adopt a single gold-backed currency, to be called ...

  6. Good and bad news in the long war against poverty

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... be able to scrape by fairly well, but someone with the same income in Thailand or Malaysia would be facing the bitterest hardship. To get around this difficulty, past attempts to come up ...

  7. Oil, wine and Islam a bad mixture for HK

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the real market will remain centred on the customers, who are found mainly in the Middle East and Malaysia. Hong Kong will gain little. The potential of wine trading has been vastly exaggerated, ...

  8. Foreigners' rush to exit triggers about-turn by Thailand

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... assets, investors began heading for the exits. Indonesian stocks dropped 3 per cent while benchmark indices in Malaysia and Singapore each fell 2 per cent. The regional sell-off also prompted ... after the peso had risen 9 per cent over the past six months. Investors took fright that Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore could also act to prevent unwanted currency appreciation. Now, after ...

  9. Investment doomsayers have their eyes on the wrong ball

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... proportion of investment is similar to that seen in Thailand and Malaysia in the mid-1990s, and is often regarded as a sign of impending economic crisis. But Mr Anderson says that China, with its ...

  10. Inventive investors shelter behind hedges

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the Taiwan dollar and the Thai baht. Increasingly they are also buying assets in Malaysia, or betting in the offshore non-deliverable forward market that the ringgit, which has been pegged at M$3.80 ...




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