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  1. 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 ... payments is the mortgage interest rate. But it is not our own commercial bankers in Hong Kong or even our Monetary Authority that sets the mortgage rate. The whole interest rate structure of our ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why top bankers deserve to be paid huge salaries

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Governments are leaving it to market smarts to invest deposits, and they don't come cheap Why top bankers deserve to be paid huge salaries "Despite billions of pounds of liquidity support from taxpayers, many senior bankers seemed still to be arguing that they deserved their precrisis levels of pay" Barclays internal report, ...

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

    Take a lesson from the West, yuan boost won't spur growth

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bankers in charge of banks, even of central banks. Here's how it works. The creation of money starts when the monetary authority responsible for any given currency creates some out of thin ... us. You would think that these central bankers would have learned by now, but they are mostly academics at present and uncomfortable facts about the real world don't penetrate academia ...

  4. 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

    ... exchange market. Bankers who have done big deals, basing crucial elements on a given foreign exchange rate at any given time, say they have been given false quotes by the forex dealers they called ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... banker can tell the lobbyists how to do it. But they won't. People would then go to Shenzhen for microlight flights, and our two runways would be enough again. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

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

    Bankers' high pay is governments' fault

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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Bankers' high pay is governments' fault Ten times as many London-based bankers as previously expected could be caught by Europe's ... about bankers' salaries: How much rent would you pay for an asset that can earn you $10 million a year? We shall put it in these impersonal terms because that is how they are couched ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses

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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Deposit insurance undermines prudent lending and encourages recklessness with your money Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses Despite four years of grim ... the highest deposit interest rate. Many a banker is quite happy to offer it to you. It might push him to accept riskier business on the other side of his balance sheet but you are not going ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tardy MTR Corp must tell stock exchange about its delays

    Posted May 15th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bankers said HK$25 billion. In order not to lose face, Donald then told the Lands Department to stuff the company full of cheap property with relaxed development restrictions. It was done ...

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

    MTR's silence on delays offers test of how well the SFC protects investors

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp At last, the test of how well SFC protects investors SFC seeks 5-year ban in Tiger Asia case South China Morning Post headline, May 8 The story is simple. An investment banker called up Tiger Asia, a New York-based investment fund, to sound out interest in a placement of China Construction Bank shares. He informed Tiger Asia of the size and price ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong fails to avert a collapse in common sense

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... worse at that point. Other bankers will already know and won't advance it more money. All that will happen is that the problems will be revealed publicly. But the moment ...




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