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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses

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

    ... to this question, here is another: Why haven't you come to the same conclusion about your bank? At one time you yourself were the safeguard of your deposits. You didn't put money ... and you might not know what banks you could trust. They therefore came up with the concept of deposit insurance. If your bank fails your deposits will be safe. The insurance will cover what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1124112/beware-bankers-under-influence-bonuses
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rise in interest rates is something to welcome, not worry about

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... money on bank deposits again. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ... and perhaps longer. I don't like having to concede this one to the gold bugs but they have a point. The temptations of fiat money are so great that sooner or later every central bank will fall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543904/rise-interest-rates-something-welcome-not-worry-about
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Not everyone will be safe when banks go bust

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of fraudulent practice but the occasion that comes to mind here was the failure in 1985 of seven local banks controlled by Malaysian interests who raided their Hong Kong deposit base to prop up ... The financial secretary went around a line of bigger banks and said, "You, you and you, they're yours now. Live with it and don't give me no grief." But the Hong Kong total deposit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1417021/not-everyone-will-be-safe-when-banks-go-bust
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I don't really blame the banks and accountancy firms that have had to fall for it. They are peculiarly vulnerable to this kind of coercion. The accountants, for instance, were recently told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Losers' Clubs spend good money on bad ideas

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the BRICS Development Bank. SCMP Business, July 9   Translation: the Losers' Club wishes to squander even more of the scant capital resources of its member governments by funding vanity ... investment ideas but investment capital for them is in short supply. It is hogged by big multinationals who only work for rich people. That is why we must have a BRICS bank. Things are actually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1550671/losers-clubs-spend-good-money-bad-ideas
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    No pills to treat Beijing's headache over required reserves

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 12:49am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in a dam that always threatens to break. Statutory reserves are an old-fashioned tool of monetary control. The idea is that every time you make a deposit your bank sets a small proportion ... Jake van der Kamp Beijing bureaucrats are in a bind over policy perils resulting from high required reserves No pills to treat this banking headache Beijing's relaxation of interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1499437/no-pills-treat-beijings-headache-over-required-reserves
  7. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    Corporate rescue bill not worth saving

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... know it went bankrupt. It then becomes an object lesson to equity investors not to scorn debt as a sub-species of investment. As a bank depositor whose money it likely was in the first place, ... measures such as deposit protection insurance to try to eliminate risk from investment, all as futile as the perpetual motion machine. They just reduce risk in one place to create more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1525558/corporate-rescue-bill-not-worth-saving
  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Permanent stimulus is putting China's economic health at risk

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Permanent stimulus putting China's health at risk The Ministry of Finance recently urged local governments to speed up fiscal spending, while the People's Bank ... by the banking system. Loans still appear solid, interest on them is still paid, but underneath all this, the recoverability of the principal becomes ever less certain. Take the four examples cited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1534348/permanent-stimulus-putting-chinas-economic-health-risk
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Alibaba conjures up 'fantasy' returns

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... reserve of 19.5 per cent of their deposits and this money yields only 1.6 per cent. These banks already operate under heavy intermediation costs. But the answer you are given to the question ... product Since its launch in June, Alibaba's Yu E Bao money market fund has attracted 400 billion yuan in assets under management, more than the customer deposits held by the five smallest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1447314/alibaba-conjures-fantasy-returns
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Sales jockeys sending yuan customers on to the rocks

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... yuan customers on to the rocks China's central bank has decided to double the daily trading band for the yuan against the US dollar from tomorrow, marking a step forward in giving ... me make a confession here. I can give you a simple explanation of a TRF but for the nitty gritty go to the investment bank lawyers who devised them. It's my guess that a good number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1451036/sales-jockeys-sending-yuan-customers-rocks

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