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  1. Business - China Business - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Worrying economic parallels between China and India

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... spending may have helped redistribute wealth and support growth, but it also exacerbated inflation and crowded out productive private sector investment. As a result, both consumer and wholesale ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Plunge in gold price puts a bad idea out of its misery

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... As a result, stock market folk wisdom teaches that a wise investor sells his holdings in May, sits on the sidelines over the summer, and buys back into the market in November. Looking at Hong ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Both good and bad news in China's property rebound

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with December 2011. As a result, its overall sales for last year amounted to 140 billion yuan (HK$172.88 billion), up 16 per cent from the year before. This surge in activity follows the news that home ... by almost a percentage point even six months after the property sector had recovered, and hurt exports. As a result, the IMF's researchers estimate that a 1 per cent decline in property ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Over the US fiscal cliff and out of the financial woods

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the total return from Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was 9.8 per cent, while the euro-zone's Euro Stoxx 50 Index lost 16.5 per cent. As a result, according to figures compiled by investment ... are likely to go on right up to the deadline, the eventual result is almost sure to be a compromise. A last-minute deal is likely to see former president George W. Bush's tax cuts rolled over, ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    After such a long wait, policy address is bound to disappoint

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the city's education system and either enact or bury equal rights legislation for gays, depending on their bent. As a result, when Leung stands up tomorrow to deliver his long-awaited policy address, ...

  6. Business - China Business - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    China's first place for patents not quite the triumph it seems

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... filings, the quality of many applications is poor, partly because of distortions produced by Beijing's targets. As a result, the report concluded, "the strength of China's actual ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Cautionary fable from 1994 holds good for China today

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... must slow as a result. At the time, China's stood apart. Measuring from the start of economic reforms in the late 1970s, Krugman detected a "dramatic improvement in efficiency", ... and another state recapitalisation of the banking system. But the resulting efficiency gains would position the economy for a new phase of sustainable rapid growth. It will hurt, but Dumas warns ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    How to make money in 2013: just go with the liquidity flow

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

    ... into the city's markets. As a result, analysts expect gains of at least another 10 per cent from the benchmark index this year. Liquidity is likely to prove the key driver of mainland stock market ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    The other big shift going on in the global economy

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... by 2020. With shale gas production also ballooning, natural gas will far outstrip oil and coal to become the dominant energy source in the US. As a result, the IEA predicts that the US will achieve ... and strategic- relationships around the world. For a start, consider the impact on the US trade and current-account deficits. For years, America's import demand and its resulting overdraft ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Hong Kong's out-of-pocket medical expenses set to double by 2020

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Kong's expected economic growth, the growth in our population, and the relatively high rate of inflation for medical services (see the second chart). As a result, they estimated ...




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