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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    New 'two-child' rules won't trigger China baby boom

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:55am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland With disposable incomes just above the running costs of a middle-class urban infant, eligible couples will be deterred from enlarging families New 'two-child' rules ... deterrent. Having children is an expensive business, with Credit Suisse estimating the running costs of a middle-class urban infant at more than 20,000 yuan (HK$25,500) a year. In a country where ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... well-educated politicians and civil servants from prosperous middle class backgrounds have little or no understanding of the lives of ordinary people for whom they are drafting and implementing new ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Ask yourself this morning: Is my job a load of billshut?

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

    ... Tom Holland The conspiracy view that the ruling class devised pointless work for the masses may be off the mark, but so is Keynes' forecast of 15-hour week Ask yourself this morning: ... and sedition". Yet although Graeber's article was peppered with language that could have come from a 1970s revolutionary socialist tract, with references to "the ruling classes ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Neither Singapore nor Hong Kong is an Iceland waiting to happen

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

    ... of total bank assets by the middle of last year. Bankers insist that their mainland loans are low risk, and plentifully collateralised. Sceptics respond that the rule of law is sketchy ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Lunar New Year distortions for the unexpectedly strong export performance. Last year, the new year holiday fell in the middle of February. This year it came at the end of January. With assembly ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The US$50b a year reason China's elite love tax havens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:13am by Tom Holland

    ... Chinese company pays VAT bills equal to 8 per cent of their revenues. In contrast, foreign-owned companies pay just 3 per cent. Clearly it pays to get your money classed as foreign investment. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Chinese bank valuations imply a bad loan ratio of 13 per cent

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:44am by Tom Holland

    ... putting on Chinese bank shares suggests they believe the true proportion of the banks' loan books that should be classed as non-performing is not the 0.97 per cent the banks claim, but very ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Spending on old folks isn't the problem- it's the solution

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:37am by Tom Holland

    ... flat, only rising sharply in the last few years of life. Still, knowing that on average Hongkongers aged 65 and over go the doctor or into hospital twice as often as their middle ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Simple-minded to expect Hong Kong home prices to fall? Not at all

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:43am by Tom Holland

    ... year, secondary market prices have slipped back by 4 per cent. What's more, since the middle of last year when the bond market began to price in the prospect of tapering, the yield on US ...

  10. Business - Property - MONITOR

    Contradictory figures fuelling China property bubble debate

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... As always, making out the true picture is tricky. The classic bubble argument goes something like this: China's new middle classes are keen savers. But deposit rates are barely positive in real, ...




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