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  1. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    Mining on the moon? That's sheer lunacy

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:45am by Tom Holland

    ... into space on the cheap by employing technologies originally developed by the US and the Soviet Union, and even though a dollar spent in China buys a lot more than a dollar spent internationally, ... space scientists and bureaucrats would admit the real driver of their space programme is national vanity, just as it was for the US and the Soviet Union. Their talk of mining the moon is lunacy. ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Union, which can devote huge resources to securing advantageous deals, and away from poorer countries. Third, they add greatly to the complexity of the global trade system. The result ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Danger signals as China's state sector leverage reaches new heights

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland China's state companies are more highly leveraged than sub-investment grade 'high yield' companies in either the US or the European Union Danger signals as state ... China's state companies are more highly leveraged than sub-investment grade "high yield" companies in either the US or the European Union. According to Hjort, in the US such high ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China a green energy leader? Don't make me laugh

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Pew says that China now boasts 152 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, ahead of the United States with 133 gigawatts and the European Union with 128 gigawatts. As a result, the Australian ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To kill a promising new industry, just subsidise it

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

    ... panel-makers for dumping- selling at below cost- and for receiving unfair subsidies. Then this week the European Union also ordered anti-dumping duties- reported to be as high as 68 per cent- ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Iceland's harsh cure would be a better medicine for Cyprus

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... be a better medicine for Cyprus A week after the European Union's first disastrous attempt to solve Cyprus's debt crisis, a new rescue package emerged yesterday. Unlike the initial bailout, ... was hailed as a triumph by the European Union's financial elite for preserving the European single currency intact, at least for the time being. "The EU has largely prevailed," ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Whiff of wishful thinking about stories of onshoring

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Orapups in the US. Apparently they are not alone. In his January state-of-the-union address, US President Barack Obama described how companies, including Apple, Caterpillar and Intel, have chosen ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Debate stance on China shows cynicism of two US candidates

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... or the European Union?", 41 per cent of American respondents said China is the world's most powerful economy. Just 40 per cent named the US. As a result, US public concerns about China ... in debate.Incidentally, only 5 per cent of US respondents correctly identified the European Union as the world's leading economy. Despite its debt crisis, last year the EU boasted a gross domestic product ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Opponents of austerity are barking up the wrong tree

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the government's contribution to the economy is assessed not in terms of value, but of cost. As the Soviet Union demonstrated, that tends to be inefficient. In any economy, trouble strikes when the public ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's intransigence to block Doha climate deal next week

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... States and the European Union combined, according to some estimates (see the second chart)- that no international deal to tackle global warming can possibly work unless China agrees to cap its ...




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