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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... if the passengers on the small aircraft that Chek Lap Kok now accommodates would rather save money by flying to Shenzhen and taking a bus across the border, then we could reserve Chek Lap Kok for proper use ...

  2. 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

    ... what we actually have here is Beijing's paranoid fantasy. On the mainland, it would be easy to stop Occupy Central before its supporters could even occupy a bus seat to get there. As soon ...

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

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that Hong Kong residents have spent abroad. Thus if mainland tourist spending here now crashes, our economy will march on untroubled. But I hear you. This is all wrong, you say. Things should ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't lump emerging Asia with Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... flow back to the United States and emerging markets will crash. Doom is upon us. Get out now, all ye who may. Here are a few observations. Firstly, I hardly see a reversal of monetary policy ... The results show you the Asian markets crash of 1997-1998, followed by a 12-year period in which Asian stocks generally outperformed US ones. Somewhere around 2010 things reversed and Asian stocks ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF 'scandal' of overcharging deserves scrutiny by SFC

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... other investors no more than bus fare. Yoo-hoo, Mr Ashley Alder. As head of the SFC you might want to look at the MPF scandal for a change. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Inventive 'circuit breaker' metaphor hides its true meaning

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... into consideration here. Our report on this stock exchange study spoke of a US flash crash in 2010 that "erased US$862 billion from the value of equities within minutes". Wrong. The value of those ...

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

    London property not best investment for Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of an imminent collapse in the London property market, of course, but the odds on a good solid crash have certainly become better if the HKMA has decided to jump in. Some people have a knack for joining ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let market have last word on English skills

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 02:35am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... necessary peer pressure on each other but it suppresses even this as "bullying". Let us thus be grateful that the bassimathah can never keep discipline on the school bus and some real ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep wages down and we will all pay in the end

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the equivalent of HK$118 an hour in Burundi and you bring what little productive effort Burundi yet manages to an immediate, crashing halt. There are two ways of moving up the scale. The first, the crude ...

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

    Free-trade Shanghai will trigger brief tsunami of cash flowing out, that's all

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... yuan for foreign currencies in any amount it chooses and at any exchange rate it chooses. The yuan will crash on foreign exchange markets and the economy will go into a tail dive Of course ... And that tsunami will only grow bigger as the effects within China are felt. The yuan will crash on foreign exchange markets and the economy will go into a tail-dive recession with a financial crisis ...




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