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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Southeast Asia's economies doing fine without using 'hot air' strategies

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... This is a country with as great a population as Germany, France, Britain and Italy combined. Given the difference between the likes of Joko Widodo and Mario Draghi its prospects are also better than any ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... million for every member of the population? jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... years, the average HA flat rents for little more than HK$1,200 a month. In a city that is a byword for high-priced housing, a third of the population lives in some of the cheapest urban ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Lure foreign listings with high standards, not mere polish

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 05:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of cashing in at least part of the value of the enterprises they have built up. This makes for happier entrepreneur families … sometimes. For the wider population a stock market offers a savings ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Journalists out of line with Aquino

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... representatives of the Hong Kong media address the president of the Philippines as if he were the family house boy. This is offensive to the entire population of the Philippines. In these circumstances, ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HSBC of today lacking in vision that had helped it grow

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... book on retail customers can come back to bite you. I say beginning . I'm not sure they are quite there yet. No, what I have in mind is the bank of earlier days, when population growth ...

  7. Wife imports cause imbalance and lead to social and fiscal strain

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... looking? Does she wear her hair that way to hide a plastic surgery scar?' That is an aside. I have a more interesting story today about age groups in Hong Kong, now that the latest population ... population has been skewed in recent years. It was one of the trends in our society that the Commissioner for Census and Statistics, Fung Hing-wang, chose to highlight on his appointment this month. ...

  8. Government argument backing GST takes liberties with the truth

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 'The spokesman pointed out that as a result of our ageing population, the percentage of people aged 65 or above would increase to 25 per cent in 2030 from the present 12 per cent. Health and social welfare costs associated with the ageing population would increase, while the number of Salaries Tax payers would decrease.' Government spokesman, August 23 OUR GOVERNMENT ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rolling Stone gathers no real proof

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a corrupt gangster regime, the US will still not recognise Cuba. The reason is a sizeable Cuban refugee population in Florida, a key electoral swing state that will swing against any US presidential ...

  10. Barren rock's fertile economy has no need of Donald's baby-booster

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp I UNDERSTAND CHIEF Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's concerns about population trends. Hong Kong now has the world's lowest fertility rate and, as the chart shows, natural increase (births over deaths) now adds only about 10,000 people a year to our population. This is very low. I also think it very much the government's job to take account ...




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