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  1. 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

    ... be moaning about sheep purchases or car loans, would he? And given the scare stories now coming out of China about wealth management products and developer finances, even Aussie dollar lending might ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

    ... It is inevitable in an economy dominated by the public sector. But we are not talking here of the money that goes to fancy cars and fancy parties. Corrupt officials find it quite easy to charge these sorts ...

  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

    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 ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Mr Gullible presents a distorted picture

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp HSBC chief's relaxed view on shadow banking will please the mainland cheerleaders, but the video will be scary if we fast-forward to the crash Mr Gullible presents ... I could see how he might be so starry-eyed. Any Vancouverite who knows what will happen to his car if he parks it under a seagull flight path would think differently. You may, too, given ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping the taxman on the other side of the mountains

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of this illegal hoard goes to high living rather than investment but there is only so much Chateau Lafake that anyone can drink, only so many Italian sports cars that anyone can let rust and only so much ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses

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

    ... clients' money in times of crisis. SCMP, January 8 Imagine being in a car with a driver who differs from other drivers in two crucial ways. The first is that he is paid based on how fast he drives. For every 10km/h over the speed limit he doubles his wages. The second is that he has a special escape mechanism at his fingertips. Should he be in imminent danger of a serious crash, he can push ...




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