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  1. Foreign companies must do their bit to combat piracy

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

    ... are still shaky at best, progress on establishing the altogether more nebulous notion of intellectual property looks rather impressive. China rewrote its intellectual property laws after joining ... Tom Holland Along with currency manipulation, the naked theft of intellectual property has emerged as the favourite complaint of foreign businesspeople criticising China. But although ...

  2. Link numbers don't add up to a sensible case for sale

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of private sector issuers have begun queuing to float their own property trusts on the stock exchange. If the Link is now listed before the end of the year, as Housing Authority Michael Suen ... its shopping centres and car parks, the Housing Authority would be able to raise cash to plug its budget deficit. At the same time it would be able get out of the commercial property ...

  3. Reits facade can lead you down the wrong path

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... As property firms lure investors with real estate investment trusts, Tom Holland advises caution Real estate investment trusts, or reits, are all the rage right now in Hong Kong. Following the dazzling success of the Link Reit's $22 billion offering in November last year, as many as a dozen property companies are jostling to float their own versions of the trust in an attempt ...

  4. New competition law can't work without land reform

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... professor of law at the City University of Hong Kong, 'there is a strong but rarely analysed argument that land ownership and property development are the true source of Hong Kong's ... too,' argues Mr Mahncke. The irony is that although the competition law appears designed to protect Hong Kong's property barons, the government is unlikely to benefit much in the near ...

  5. Gazumped over Rio Tinto, Beijing throws a hissy fit

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

    ... If you've never heard of gazumping, then count yourself lucky. It's a particularly unwholesome feature of the British property market or rather of the English property market; it's not possible in Scotland. Under English law, a property deal is not binding until written contracts have been exchanged. That can take a long time. After a buyer's offer is accepted, he or she ...

  6. Toothless tabby likelier than cat among pigeons

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Hutchison Global Communications bundled in with the management fees paid to Cheung Kong-controlled Citybase Property Management. Opponents of a law say enforcing fair competition in a small economy ... leader really wants to show his mettle, he should tackle the widespread perception of collusion between government and big business by introducing and enforcing a competition law. Today Hong Kong ...

  7. Clinching the argument for a new competition law

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Hong Kong's proposed competition law has attracted so much damning criticism recently that you could be forgiven for siding with its detractors and concluding that the new law promises to be more trouble than it is worth. But while much of the opprobrium is reasonable and justified, the critics have missed out on one simple argument in the law's favour ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's stamp duties are woefully inefficient ways to tax

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:27am by Tom Holland

    ... property transactions have actually fallen as a result of the government's rate increases. So, sorry, Jake, if it's a matter of raising revenue to pay for the rule of law in Hong Kong, ... Tom Holland The argument that revenue raised from taxing share transactions is a pay cheque for Hongkongers for keeping the rule of law is short-sighted HK's stamp duty is a woefully ...

  9. Comprehensive competition law would set record straight

    Posted Jan 17th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... concluded a price-fixing cartel was at work, the guilty companies would be big international and mainland oil companies, rather than local concerns. A study into the supermarket or property sectors, ... is a free and fair market, and that there is little need for a comprehensive competition law. That would be a shame. The overriding perception is that Hong Kong is riddled with cartels, all ...

  10. Time to level the playing field

    Posted Oct 31st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Communications bundled with the management fees paid to Cheung Kong-controlled Citybase Property Management. In many markets such bundling is against the law. It is not just consumers and small ... Backing competition law will pay dividends for Donald Tsang and Hong Kong, writes Tom Holland Part 1- The big picture Every year, international surveys acclaim Hong Kong as one ...




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