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

    By delaying release of iPhone 6 in mainland China, Apple encourages fakes

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Apple's iPhone 6 delay in mainland encourages fakers "We can't buy the iPhone6 on the mainland now... but I can buy one from this shop, and it's pink! I just hope it's not fake," Gan Lin, one of the shop's potential customers said. South China Morning Post, September 12 Dear lady, you hope in vain. Apple has announced ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing- not science- is the best use of land at Science Park's fourth phase

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... addicted to it. Then we have another mobile application (the hundredth of its ilk) that allows people to find their way in a shopping mall. Why only in a shopping mall? Why not in the Sai Kung ...

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

    Housing Authority has no business in being a shopping mall landlord

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Authority has no business in being a shopping landlord "Let me repeat: the [housing] authority will continue to manage these commercial facilities and has no plans ... Cheng King-hon had things twisted the wrong way round when claiming he had evidence that the Housing Authority will again sell off its shops as it did in the flotation of The Link Reit nine ...

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

    'Grim' retail sales index tells only fraction of story

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to be fewer than one-quarter but then we had the shopping boom by mainland tourists, which redoubled in intensity in 2010. Mainland shoppers buy the sorts of things that show up in the retail sales ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    A talk shop is in no position to lecture Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The city is one of the most innovative economies and has been since birth, yet the World Economic Forum insists we need to up our game A talk shop is in no position ... the proper perspective on the World Economic Forum first. The WEF is a German professor by the name of Klaus Schwab, who set it up as a talk shop in 1971 and is still its executive chairman. The WEF ...

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

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... tourists buy in our shops is imported. But consider some other things. You may say that a drop in mainland tourism will put a number of people out of work and push up our unemployment figures. Yes, ... labour anywhere. And now they will be able find it with little need of re-training or dislocation. We won't have to open the gates to migrant labour. If falling tourist expenditure puts shop ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's consumer success story still has a long way to go

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... into shops. They cannot do it. Their stock answer is instead to pour more concrete by speeding up infrastructure projects. Meanwhile, there are signs everywhere of a slowdown in the property market ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JAKE'S VIEW

    We must not change our tune for the copyright trolls

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the distribution agent. This law drove our video rental shops out of business. Jackie Chan said he would move to America if we didn't pass it. We passed it. Jackie Chan moved to America. Let's ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Taxpayers should not pay for a third runway … but they will

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... treasure, public land. A little of the cost will be made up by squeezing yet more shops into the terminal, and the airlines will then call this a return on investment and get the new facility ... provide clothing retailers with rent-free shops because we need clothes more than we do air transport? It has always amazed me that our bureaucrats so quickly fall in line with the wishes ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Land-hungry tourism a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of it. The figures are inflated. Tourism is nowhere near as important to our economy. We start with the fact that two-thirds of the average tourist dollar is spent on shopping. Find me ... may say, of course, that this still leaves the profits that the shop owners earned on the sales of these goods plus the rent that they paid their landlords and the wages they paid their sales ...




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