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  1. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Occupy Central is no threat to Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:17am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland City counts on standing of regulators, reliability of legal system, solidity of institutions, freedom of information and know-how of financiers Occupy Central is no threat ... earnest types with megaphones- and legions of cops all itching to use their pepper spray. If it goes ahead next summer, for some of Hong Kong's workers, Occupy Central's plan to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1367337/occupy-central-no-threat-hong-kongs-economy
  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 economic costs of the Occupy Central democracy movement. I don't know who these editors are, but evidently they know as little about economics as they care about press freedom. Opponents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1434352/whos-more-damaging-hong-kong-officials-or-occupy-central
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The plenum speech Xi Jinping ought to deliver (but won't)

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 02:32am by Tom Holland

    ... (but won't) Ladies, gentlemen, and friends! Comrades! I want to thank you for all your hard work. Your dedication and perseverance are a tremendous encouragement to the central leadership ... The Chinese economy is like a tree. Three decades ago, the central leadership planted a tiny seedling when it adopted the policy of opening up and reform. Like any seedling, China's young tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1343106/plenum-speech-xi-jinping-ought-deliver-wont
  4. Business - Economy - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Tom Holland Despite talk of a greater role for market forces, the currency is still far from freely floating with constant interventions from the central bank The yuan is falling, but only ... and a greater role for market forces, the yuan remains neither fully convertible nor freely floating. The central bank continues to steer all the currency's movements. Each morning it dictates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1438811/yuan-falling-only-because-beijing-wants-it
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A nice idea Mr Yam, but it will be a long time before it can fly

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:27am by Tom Holland

    ... but it will be a long time before it can fly Former Hong Kong Monetary Authority boss Joseph Yam Chi-kwong may have retired from his position as the world's most generously paid central banker, but he ... currency to the US dollar, given that the world's financial flows are overwhelmingly US dollar-denominated. The central bank imposes a high reserve requirement for one overriding reason: it’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1430637/nice-idea-mr-yam-it-will-be-long-time-it-can-fly
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Tom Holland Any slump in the mainland economy will inevitably cause casualties including Hong Kong because of the banking sector’s exposure Fears over a 'tail risk' hard landing in China are growing Yesterday, the South China Morning Post reported how Beijing's central propaganda department has instructed mainland media organisations not to give air time or column ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1431315/fears-over-tail-risk-hard-landing-china-are-growing
  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Conspiracy theories abound about China's gold purchases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:51am by Tom Holland

    ... gold imports since then, as well as the growth of its mine production, analysts variously estimate that the central bank's gold reserves now stand anywhere between 2,700 tonnes and 5,000 ... is less than 3 per cent of China's overall foreign exchange reserves. That's roughly the same proportion of its foreign reserves that the central bank held in gold 10 years ago. So, far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1425591/conspiracy-theories-abound-about-chinas-gold-purchases
  8. 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

    ... owner-occupiers looking to trade up. But many were investors looking for potential capital gains, and a decent yield from renting out their properties. From the beginning of 2009 to early last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1399278/simple-minded-expect-hong-kong-home-prices-fall-not-all
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Four reasons the yuan will struggle to gain acceptance

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

    ... in central bank portfolios of foreign reserves. Yet despite these advantages, the mark's progress stalled. Part of the problem was that although Germany's trade prowess was undoubted, its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1421684/four-reasons-yuan-will-struggle-gain-acceptance
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... of supply and demand, along with the central bank's open market operations, will play a large role in setting short-term rates on a daily basis. But it looks as if the PBOC will seek to dampen volatility by setting an informal band within which key rates like the seven-day repo rate will be confined. The floor will be the rate the central bank pays on excess reserves; currently 0.72 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1410657/chinese-bank-valuations-imply-bad-loan-ratio-13-cent

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