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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 - Comment - MONITOR

    To fight sleaze, Xi needs to call the Untouchables

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... been little more than window dressing, or a pretext to eliminate political rivals. A handful of corrupt officials have been imprisoned, or even shot, but official corruption has continued ... the number of articles in five major American newspapers between 1870 and 1930 that referred to US government corruption, divided by the number of articles about politics. Then he repeated ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China graft probe looks more like a 'petro purge' than an assault on sleaze

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... looks a lot like an old-fashioned political purge, with the newly installed leadership using corruption charges as a weapon to eliminate an opposition faction within the power structure. ... on economic sectors controlled by rival political factions, it will be hard to shake the impression that corruption probes are merely a useful tool to discredit political opponents, rather than ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Impact of Beijing's anti-sleaze campaign wildly exaggerated

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... campaign wildly exaggerated Over the past couple of months, the media have been full of articles about how Beijing's latest anti-corruption campaign has dented consumer demand and even ... per cent from 14.5 per cent in the last quarter of 2012. And sure enough, real GDP growth was a weak 7.7 per cent. Still, blaming the corruption crackdown looks excessive. A cynic would argue ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Crystal ball was cloudy last year, but it had its moments

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:48am by Tom Holland

    ... ignored political bickering over the US budget. However, Monitor 's argument that credit expansion in China would lift stocks and commodity prices was way off target. As the column ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... pick up a copy of a recently published book The blunders of our governments, by Anthony King and Ivor Crewe, two eminent academics and long-time observers of British political life. In it, ... counterparts, Hong Kong officials can also fall victim to "fragmented departmentalism" and are at risk from "operational disconnect", in which the political appointees who originally ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To boost business, WTO must ditch 'all or nothing' approach

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:12am by Tom Holland

    ... political resonance back home. In frustration, many of the WTO's leading members are now pursuing separate agreements with their major trading partners outside the organisation's ...

  8. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Beijing's statistical sleight of hand

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:09am by Tom Holland

    ... surprising, given the role that inflation has played in sparking past episodes of political turbulence. But there are wider effects. If you understate inflation, you will unavoidably overstate real ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Iron Lady quickly ditched her principles if politics demanded

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... if politics demanded The thousands of articles published in the past couple of days about Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died on Monday, fall into two camps. ... steadfast adherence to her political principles, typified by her famous declaration "the lady's not for turning". That's curious because for the first two years of her ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A Singapore-style system just wouldn't work in Hong Kong

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

    ... the US dollar. As a result, businesses can find themselves suddenly facing unpredictable exchange rate risks. And for another thing, managed floats are vulnerable to political interference. ... say from a tightening bias to a neutral or loosening bias, can have a big short-term impact on living standards. That means they can be the subject of intense political pressure. That means ...




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