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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    George Osborne is wrong about China and the yuan

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:24am by Tom Holland

    ... it, China would have to run a sizeable trade deficit, much as the United States does today. That doesn't look probable in the foreseeable future. As National Development and Reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1432166/george-osborne-wrong-about-china-and-yuan
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    After nine years, it's time to leave the stage

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:25am by Tom Holland

    ... it is second only to the United States and is widely tipped to reach number one by the end of the decade. Back then an estimated 94 million mainlanders had access to the internet. Today the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1441327/after-nine-years-its-time-leave-stage
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Tom Holland

    ... in Singapore, and less than a quarter of electricity consumption per head in the United States. In other words, as the mainland economy continues to develop, its demand for power will only increase. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426234/even-hong-kongs-best-efforts-may-not-help-clear-our-air
  4. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Continued yuan appreciation is no longer such a sure thing

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Tom Holland

    ... entirely eliminated the cost advantage of manufacturing in China rather than the United States. There are still good reasons to make things in China, including the cluster effect of local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1424660/continued-yuan-appreciation-no-longer-such-sure-thing
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even an export rebound won't do much to lift China growth

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:07am by Tom Holland

    ... month's exports were propelled by a revival of demand from the big developed economies. Shipments to the United States rose 10.7 per cent, to Japan 16 per cent and to Europe 19.2 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426699/even-export-rebound-wont-do-much-lift-china-growth
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    By avoiding a small crisis now China risks a big one in future

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:02am by Tom Holland

    ... but manageable debt crisis soon; or they do not, and have a massive national debt crisis in a few years time." Unfortunately the authorities have made the wrong choice. In throwing a lifeline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1416112/avoiding-small-crisis-now-china-risks-big-one-future
  7. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    Mining on the moon? That's sheer lunacy

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

    ... Tom Holland When it comes to space, costs are in a different orbit, but China can't admit its grand dreams are more about national vanity than economics Mining on the moon? ... flying heavy mining equipment to the moon isn't feasible. Neither is bringing minerals back. The United States' Apollo moon-landing programme of the 1960s and 1970s cost US$20.4 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1371320/mining-moon-thats-sheer-lunacy
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Claims for economic freedom index simply don't stand up

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:30am by Tom Holland

    ... in the wealth rankings. But the United States, which has consistently come behind the city on the Heritage index remains firmly in front in terms of incomes per head. And Singapore, less free than Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1405726/claims-economic-freedom-index-simply-dont-stand
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It pays China to block global deals on climate and trade

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:19am by Tom Holland

    ... meetings. In November, thousands descended on Warsaw for almost two weeks of talks at the 19th United Nations conference on climate change. Then earlier this month, thousands more winged their way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1382763/it-pays-china-block-global-deals-climate-and-trade
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    All is not what it seems when it comes to China's trade figures

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 11:51pm by Tom Holland

    ... power, with the United States beaten into second place for the second consecutive year. Look at the raw numbers, and China's achievement appears truly impressive, especially considering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1401758/all-not-what-it-seems-when-it-comes-chinas-trade-figures

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