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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in the "No" camp on independence; Adam Smith because of the benefits of free trade in union with England, and David Hume because union promoted mutual understanding. So much for Adam Smith and David ... purposes. Flanders and Wallonia are going their own ways and no reason they shouldn't when the EU can handle the larger security concerns of Europe and the European Central bank is in charge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1597858/no-it-wouldnt-make-any-difference
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... foreigner in a money-laundering case. Everything including the underlying crime, if there was one, took place outside Hong Kong. The only thing that happened here was the opening of a bank account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more A shortage of labour is limiting Hong Kong's position in the aircraft maintenance industry even though it is home to the world's ... doesn't make sense to have such a big maintenance centre here any longer. Hong Kong people just don't want the jobs. They want to work in banks and Haeco won't make you rich. In a bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573126/haeco-grounded-elite-bank-jobs-pay-more
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Distant central bankers drive HK home prices up The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low yesterday and launched a new scheme that could push €500 ... downturns. It hasn't worked. The money just comes back as deposits with the central bank. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. You can lead a potential borrower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586672/distant-central-bankers-drive-home-prices-hong-kong
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pay up for market information- don't expect it to be free

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... don't expect it to be free Banks are "struggling" to stamp out alleged collusion in the foreign exchange market, the chairman of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority watchdog, ... deal when you call a dealer. But new regulations may yet be enacted to stop markets acting like markets, which would be regrettable. In the end it is always the retail bank customer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1589604/pay-market-information-dont-expect-it-be-free
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs Besides Alibaba, the exchange paper showed it lags the US in getting information technology firms to list here. At the end of May, a third of the 102 mainland companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China risk is the real worry for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is the real worry for HK lenders [Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan, in an article posted yesterday on the website of the city's de facto central bank, wrote that... ... Front page, July 15 Let's get one thing straight about Hong Kong mortgages right away. They are among the soundest asset any bank anywhere has ever had and they have always been so. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555497/china-risk-real-worry-hong-kong-banks
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Bankers' high pay is governments' fault

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it. They have spent years learning the detailed ways of whatever specific financial market they play and they can make buckets of money for a bank that wishes to put money at risk in these financial markets. But this only leads to another question. Why should some banks wish to put so much money at risk in dicey financial markets? They can lose that money, too, and it is notable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1242269/bankers-high-pay-governments-fault
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Both the banking system and the PBOC lose money on the statutory reserve solution Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price "Frankly speaking, foreign ... answer: no, they are not. The premier is absolutely right in calling them a big burden. They are actually not even savings. The People's Bank of China, the official holder, is in hock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1567901/easy-way-out-foreign-inflows-comes-price-china
  10. 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

    ... you'd think there was real money involved. There is more silliness here than this alone, however. When a government guarantees the liabilities side of a bank balance sheet but still gives the same old crooks at the bank free rein over the assets side of that balance, it invites financial crisis. The depositors no longer care whether they have put their money with crooks. ...

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

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