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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  3. News - Hong Kong - JAKE'S VIEW

    It's time for our civil servants to work on being happy- not miserable

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... arising from an ageing population and a shrinking workforce, the government... considers it an opportune time to examine possible options for extending the working life of civil servants." ... Unfortunately, they commonly project this jaded understanding of the workplace to the rest of the economy. Thus they talk of "an ageing population and a shrinking workforce" as if everyone else ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465781/its-time-our-civil-servants-work-being-happy-not-miserable
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it on the cheap. There was no control of the survey population, no way to determine response rate. This is a distinctly unprofessional way to conduct a survey and invalidates all the results. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1493958/dirty-money-alarmism-just-doesnt-wash
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bring ready access to justice within affordable reach of the entire population by permitting contingency fees and class action lawsuits. If cheated by Crook Investment Advisors Ltd, you would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1495426/moneys-talking-when-lawyers-oppose-ancient-law
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Xi Jinping may be in over his head with anti-corruption crusade

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the population and seriously undermine its livelihood. Administrative measures can have no success against corruption that has become this pervasive. Only a fundamental restructuring of the entire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1467731/xi-jinping-may-be-over-his-head-anti-corruption-crusade
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    'Experts' see the future as well as Madam Zodiac

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the future as well as Madam Zodiac "An ageing population will pose sustained challenges to public finances. The conclusions and recommendations of the Working Group have provided a scientific ... to project their experience on the rest of the population. We no longer have many people forced to retire early because their jobs involve too much heavy lifting or because their health has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435865/experts-see-future-well-madam-zodiac
  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... It doesn't fit well with a small, wealthy city that has only a tiny domestic market and a population that does not like to dirty its hands. In practice, what has happened is that virtually all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1434083/hong-kong-doesnt-need-morlocks-delta-fix-labour-woes
  9. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Welfarism of corporate kind is the real problem

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by government using the bogeyman of an ageing population to threaten tax increases at time when its coffers are bulging. And could you tell us, Sir, how much you benefit in your own retirement from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1421694/welfarism-corporate-kind-real-problem
  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Singaporeans not as wealthy as GDP figures suggest

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rates of exchange runs at an annual rate of about US$52,000 per person of the total population in Singapore and US$37,000 in Hong Kong, which puts Singapore about 40 per cent ahead, not just 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1420215/singaporeans-not-wealthy-gdp-figures-suggest

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