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  1. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying ... this year. At one time this did not matter. Income from public-sale housing, the Home Ownership Scheme, covered the cost of building rental flats. And when HOS was finally wound down in 2004, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  2. 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

    ... as an investment analyst, is a good example. It was notable for having the fanciest building in all Manila and the highest pay packages. Its motto- "I'm all right, Jack". In every third ...

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

    Hong Kong's simple answer to its industrial land space puzzle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of industrial space as everyone involved would have to turn honest. Thus a large number of these buildings are in an increasingly moribund state. Overall they constitute a seriously inefficient use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1545172/hong-kongs-simple-answer-its-industrial-land-space-puzzle
  4. 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

    ... it straight once more for Professor Chan's boss, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who reportedly spends his days at present poring over aerial photographs to look for land on which he can build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543904/rise-interest-rates-something-welcome-not-worry-about
  5. 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

    ... The government railway authorities are very close with their figures but it appears that revenues from the high-speed system may not even cover operating costs, let alone the enormous cost of building ...

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

    Ungrateful arts leaders owe public an apology over West Kowloon project

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:29am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Mix public funding with the arts in this town and what you get is a fixation with costly, fancy buildings, mostly of the windowless sort Ungrateful arts leaders owe public an apology The government's non-committal attitude towards building the third phase of the West Kowloon Cultural District is not just an insult to the arts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524094/ungrateful-arts-leaders-owe-public-apology-over-west-kowloon-project
  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

    ... consumer story emerging more than 20 years ago and being quite a winner for a period. China's big need since the 1940s, it says, was to build the industrial infrastructure on which to base ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1530418/chinas-consumer-success-story-still-has-long-way-go
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    If Yaks can fly, so can China's jumbo

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of strength and power does not lie through building a large aeroplane. Mind you, more than just Soviet bosses have tried it that way. There was Harold Wilson in Britain with his "white heat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1528941/if-yaks-can-fly-so-can-chinas-jumbo
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    HK Electric may be right about idea of importing power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... shall have to build new power plants anyway, of course. They have finite lifetimes and the technology has advanced considerably from the 1980s. The future lies in small, highly efficient, gas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1527546/hk-electric-may-be-right-about-idea-importing-power-mainland
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    There's no proof that graft has harmed China's market development

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... done immeasurable damage to China's market development? Is it truly impossible to build prosperity on a corrupt foundation? The first thing to bear in mind about this is that corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1522679/theres-no-proof-graft-has-harmed-chinas-market-development

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