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

    No easy fix for China's massive foreign reserves

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Forex losses are looming for Beijing as capital outflows are unlikely amid a strengthening yuan No easy fix for China's massive foreign reserves The mainland's fast-expanding trade surplus adds to calls for Beijing to accelerate outward investment in a bid to ease the rapid build-up of foreign exchange funds. Business, November 10 Back when I worked ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Xi Jinping fluffs lines in sticking to FTZ script

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 06:26am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... sq km zone within Shanghai unless he builds a wall around that zone and guards it as carefully as any other of the mainland's entry or exit ports, which would defeat the purpose ...

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

    New Asia bank part of China's agenda

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it clear right away that this is not about helping poorer Asian countries build waterworks, power stations and roads. This is about Beijing pushing to have itself recognised as No 1 in Asia. ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... they don't. Solution: Increase the bus frequency and think before you build next time. A metro rail line, however, is way over the top. Or take the South Island Line (West) which is to make a complete ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

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

    ... except on government buildings. Catalonia wants free. Spain was glued together by force 500 or so years ago and the glue is cracking. It won't stop. Belgium has already broken apart for all ...

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

    Let container port go into terminal decline, then let's build some flats

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let our port go into terminal decline, then we can build flats There have been suggestions that Kwai Tsing Container Terminals is no longer needed. Some even suggest ... and a little reclamation infilling and we could have perhaps five square kilometres of land. This is enough land for well in excess of the 470,000 flats our bureaucrats are talking of building. Now ...

  7. 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

    ... addressing the needs of our indigent elderly. Should we do it? Would it make more sense for use of the money than building a third runway so that our airport can keep competing with Shenzhen ...

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

    Industrial buildings rethink runs into home truths

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by them Industrial buildings rethink runs into home truths A proposal to convert industrial buildings into "transitional accommodation" is not a sound option to help people who ... any non-industrial activity you care to imagine in industrial buildings. But our civil servants must operate by the book and cannot formally recognise this without being in defiance ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... just under HK$1,000. My guess is also that if confronted with this, many travellers would say, "Thanks. Where do I catch the coach to the border?" And then we would not need to build ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong government's reserves are not big enough to fight 'financial predators'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... arrayed against you if your so-called "financial predators" decide to take you on. It's about 3,500 times what you have in free fiscal reserves. You haven't a hope of building ...




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