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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... this would mean that the government subsidises pupils, rather than schools. Each permanent resident of school age would get an education voucher- say worth HK$40,000 a year for secondary students- ... Tom Holland Allow schools to offer their own curriculum but give each permanent resident child a stipend to spend on an education of their choice Introduce a voucher system to settle ...

  2. 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

    ... year, secondary market prices have slipped back by 4 per cent. What's more, since the middle of last year when the bond market began to price in the prospect of tapering, the yield on US ...

  3. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    CY's policies will exacerbate city's coming down-cycle

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:36am by Tom Holland

    ... of helping Hong Kong's poor, and especially the elderly poor, are highly commendable. More generous kindergarten vouchers, and free school lunches and fatter textbook grants for the children ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MONITOR

    The unintended consequences of Hong Kong's property policies

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:27am by Tom Holland

    ... was a steep fall in the number of flats for sale on the secondary market. Naturally enough, the decline in supply helped to support property prices, meaning the increase in special stamp duty rates ...

  5. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Beijing's statistical sleight of hand

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

    ... suspiciously smooth. Misgivings about the quality of China's economic data are nothing new, of course. A few months ago Christopher Balding from the HSBC Business School at Peking University ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland It would appear that government funding in its schools is HK$50,000 per pupil, against a subsidy of HK$21,000 per child in ESF schools Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain ... column in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post about the English Schools Foundation (ESF). In a nutshell, Jake argued that the ESF should be no more entitled to government subsidies than any ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Shanghai free zone smells like it's just another property deal

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to try and establish two whole new financial centres. However, in both Shenzhen and Shanghai it looks as if market opening and financial liberalisation are secondary objectives compared ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The 4.3tr yuan cost of financial openness

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

    ... but around 500 billion yuan of China's savings- or more than 99 per cent- must be invested domestically. "It's hardly the optimal allocation," notes London Business School ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A 15-hour work week sounds great, but we'd still want more

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

    ... Tom Holland Our failure to spend more time in leisure is a result of our desire for material wealth with an emphasis on output growth for its own sake A 15-hour work week sounds great, but we'd still want more Last Tuesday, Monitor looked at the rise of what it euphemistically called "billshut jobs". The article was inspired by London School of Economics professor David ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Ask yourself this morning: Is my job a load of billshut?

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

    ... Tom Holland The conspiracy view that the ruling class devised pointless work for the masses may be off the mark, but so is Keynes' forecast of 15-hour week Ask yourself this morning: Is my job a load of billshut? London School of Economics professor David Graeber caused something of a stir last month with an article in Britain's Strike! magazine whose title I shall ...




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