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  1. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp City better off with more buses and fewer cars on the road; and no more expensive rail lines New rail projects a case of planners asleep at the wheel Plans for seven new rail projects costing an estimated HK$100 billion have been unveiled by the government. Front page, September 18 What's wrong with the bus? I ask the question seriously as I ride the bus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599759/hong-kongs-new-rail-projects-case-city-planners-asleep-wheel
  2. Business - Money - JAKE'S VIEW

    Old equity theories no longer ring true

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Stock performances do not seem to fit a particular calendar pattern now, even if bonuses and the start of the racing season once influenced prices Old equity theories no longer ring true "The popular stock market belief that September is the worst month for investing is ringing true this time, especially in the case of the Hang Seng Index," said Ryan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1607213/old-equity-theories-no-longer-ring-true
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and not arbitrarily. The two matters are best not confused as some tricky tangles threaten here, for instance one of the 20th century's most celebrated cases of a breach of the law. In 1930, the Indian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596957/rule-law-and-obeying-law-are-two-different-things
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in costs of construction materials do the contractors possibly have a case to make. The purple line in the second chart represents an index of the costs of 18 major construction materials, all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594838/hong-kong-contractors-bid-rigging-behind-rising-prices
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... foreigner in a money-laundering case. Everything including the underlying crime, if there was one, took place outside Hong Kong. The only thing that happened here was the opening of a bank account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... robbed them. These two are class-action lawsuits and contingency fees. If you believe you have been cheated, you can join your lawsuit to those of others who are taking the same case to court, and you can make arrangements with the lawyers handling the case that they will only be paid if they win. That's in New York, where people live in the 21st century. Our own lawyers in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Case for downsizing at ICAC as job gets smaller

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp If fight against corruption has been won, or alternatively the agency fails to fulfil its role effectively, there is no need for such a big organisation Case ... a few years ago of some ICAC officers caught coaching a witness. Let's also not forget the case of the investigator who lost it in public when sacked for being too close to underworld ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1429846/case-downsizing-icac-job-gets-smaller
  8. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Government claims a third runway is needed because of convenience – in that case, put a price on it and let travellers vote with their feet Let the HK taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please Three-runway System Urgently Needed Sponsored feature, SCMP, August 8 They Certainly Favour Capital-letters And Dashes In-government. They also like fudging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  9. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Head of the HKMA believes the government's reserves can fight off 'financial predators', but in reality it is a case of Norman versus Goliath You're no match for the power of capital, Norman The government intervened in the markets in August 1998 to counter the double market play by international financial market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tung Chung a case study in foolishness

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Don't trust government planners who already built a community to justify an airport rail link Tung Chung a case study in foolishness The government is conducting the Tung Chung New Town Development Extension Study with the aim of developing the area into a bigger new town. SCMP, December 12 Let me tell you about Tung Chung. Back when locating a new airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1382730/tung-chung-case-study-foolishness

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