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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A nice idea Mr Yam, but it will be a long time before it can fly

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:27am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Ex-Monetary Authority chief's call for an end to PBOC's use of reserve requirements is unworkable as long as China maintains capital controls A nice idea Mr Yam, but it will be a long time before it can fly Former Hong Kong Monetary Authority boss Joseph Yam Chi-kwong may have retired from his position as the world's most generously paid central banker, but he ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Despite setbacks, the long-term outlook for copper is bright

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the long-term outlook for copper is bright In August last year, in the wake of the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Monitor examined the outlook ... copper-intensive than traditional methods  If she's right, then the current run-up in copper prices is likely to run out of puff before long, overcome by the growing realisation that the economy ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

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

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

    ... Chee-hwa was still the chief executive of Hong Kong's government, and the city was struggling to emerge from a six-year-long deflationary slump. Property prices were down by half from their level at the time of the 1997 handover. The benchmark Hang Seng Index of blue-chip stocks was 25 per cent below its March 2000 peak, and unemployment was at 6.7 per cent, double its long ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Tsang's vision of Hong Kong's future is severely out of focus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Tom Holland

    ... capita spending at present levels, then demographic trends would still push public finances into a long-term deficit within 15 years. These ominous projections were produced by Tsang's pet "working group on long term fiscal planning". The solution to the looming problem, Tsang said, "is that government should preserve, stabilise and broaden the revenue base". If you ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fiscal report based on lunatic projection of capital spending

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

    ... Tom Holland Fears of looming structural deficits will disappear if the government considers infrastructure spending that complies with actual needs Fiscal report based on lunatic projection of capital spending Yesterday the government's working group on long-term fiscal planning published its report. The committee's 290-page document contained much ...

  6. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    The yuan is falling, but only because Beijing wants it to

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Tom Holland

    ... appreciated more or less steadily ever since mid-2010, when the People's Bank of China readopted its crawling peg after a two-year hiatus, Beijing has long signalled that the currency should not be considered a simple one-way bet. Beijing has long signalled that the currency should not be considered a one-way bet The frequency and volume of those signals have been increasing lately. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Who's more damaging, Hong Kong officials or Occupy Central?

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:32am by Tom Holland

    ... information flows. None of those will be jeopardised by a few thousand protesters temporarily blocking some streets. As Monitor pointed out last year, a long history of anarchist protests aimed ...

  8. 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

    ... Tom Holland City's anti-pollution campaign will not end problem as long as the mainland continues to burn coal to satisfy its power demand Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air Christine Loh Kung-wai, Hong Kong's campaigning Under Secretary for the Environment, has promised us that she will deliver "drastic improvements" ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    The encouraging signs behind China's record funding figures

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Tom Holland

    ... It will weigh on growth and may heighten the risk of near-term defaults. On the other hand, it is long overdue and will help avert the danger of a full-blown crisis in future years. On balance, while ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Conspiracy theories abound about China's gold purchases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:51am by Tom Holland

    ... 428 tonnes of the metal, up from 392 tonnes in 2012. South Africa, long the world's biggest miner, produced less than half that amount. This gold buying- and mining- binge has fuelled ...




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