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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fiscal report based on lunatic projection of capital spending

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Tom Holland

    ... There's a limit to how many roads, bridges and tunnels Hong Kong needs. If you don't believe that, just look at Stonecutters Bridge, a HK$3.6 billion engineering marvel which carries next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1439605/fiscal-report-based-lunatic-projection-capital-spending
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Despite talk of reform, no sign of rebalancing in China's data

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:05am by Tom Holland

    ... to be "unstable, unbalanced, unco-ordinated and unsustainable". At the time, Wen pledged as a matter of urgency to engineer a shift away from the investment-led growth trajectory towards a more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1409909/despite-talk-reform-no-sign-rebalancing-chinas-data
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... and Welfare Fund, to be managed by the Exchange Fund and dedicated to providing a social safety net for the city's growing population of elderly. The government is now sitting on something like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1404895/spending-old-folks-isnt-problem-its-solution
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... acknowledged in April, "although China's credit engine is revving furiously, the transmission mechanism has been knocked out of gear". As a result, rapid loan growth failed either ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1396145/crystal-ball-was-cloudy-last-year-it-had-its-moments
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The engine's revving, but the gearbox is stuck in neutral

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Mainland's economic growth in the first quarter was softer than expected despite trillions of yuan of new funding in past six months The engine's revving, ... in reality land transfers do not add to China's stock of capital, and by themselves contribute nothing to output growth. In short, although China's credit engine is revving furiously, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1221720/engines-revving-gearbox-stuck-neutral
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Little evidence of reform so far from China's reformist leaders

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Tom Holland

    ... and household registration reform, would help fire up new engines of growth. But the pessimists hold few hopes for next month's party plenum, which they say is aimed primarily at cementing the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1336023/little-evidence-reform-so-far-chinas-reformist-leaders
  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Powerful evidence Hong Kong officials just don't care about pollution

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of parked cars to turn off their engines, a rule even the police ignore. And it has banned smoking at bus stops; perhaps to ensure those waiting are poisoned more effectively by antique bus diesel engines. As a result, roadside pollution continues to get worse. Government efforts to reduce roadside emissions range from the farcical to absurd The first chart below shows the number of hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1326682/powerful-evidence-hong-kong-officials-just-dont-care-about-pollution
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Asia can relax; there is small chance of a US debt default

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

    ... Beijing was "naturally concerned about developments", and called on Washington "to ensure the safety of Chinese investments". Then on Tuesday, Japanese Finance Minister Taro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1327433/asia-can-relax-there-small-chance-us-debt-default
  9. 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

    ... executives at state oil giants CNPC and PetroChina to encompass the chairman of Hong Kong-listed oil field services company Wison Engineering illustrates how the nexus works. In effect, the state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1302790/china-graft-probe-looks-more-petro-purge-assault-sleaze
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Beijing trying to make a virtue out of dire economic necessity

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

    ... Tom Holland High leverage and a shrinking bang for every additional investment buck point to a steep and protracted slowdown for China's economy Beijing trying to make a virtue out of dire economic necessity President Xi Jinping says Beijing has deliberately engineered the current slowdown in the mainland's economic growth in order to push ahead with structural reform. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1303477/beijing-trying-make-virtue-out-dire-economic-necessity

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