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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Vacancy tax an idea loaded with empty promise

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

    ... with empty promise The government would not rule out the possibility of imposing a vacancy tax on unsold new homes to stop developer hoarding, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying warned yesterday. SCMP, Jan 21   CY's game of innocence continues. Blame it all on fat-cat developers again. The government itself bears no fault for the high cost of housing. I do not know of any mass market ...

  2. 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 housing. The reason prices are so high and once again climbing is not a dire shortage of housing. There may be a shortage but it is not dire. Even the government';s recent housing aspirations ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Subsidies for industrial jobs a waste of money

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... shortages will only make things worse in the end. The idea is to be introduced by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in his policy address next week but, in a display of character weakness, he decided ... in programmes funded by the University Grants Committee suddenly rocketed up last year. The committee's budget was also raised to HK$15 billion from HK$11.7 billion two years before. Once again we ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Civil service is cosiest collective bargain

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... service is cosiest collective bargain A collective bargaining law would not help the working class if the economy did not look good, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. SCMP, May 10 ... freedom of association. Every international law decision has accepted that this confers the right to form trade unions for collective bargaining. It doesn't force employers to bow to union ...

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

    The limitations of government may sell us a pup on housing

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on average produced only about 24,800 flats each year in the past five years. In mid-2012, the vacancy rate of private residential units was 4 per cent, the lowest in 15 years." Leung Chun-ying ... an indication of oversupply, not of shortage. I have been a little uncomfortable with this estimate of our housing stock, however, as it doesn't accord well with figures from the Rating ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF's real swindle is way it is stacked against workers

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Employer-based system, even with fund switch concession, ensures low returns and high fees MPF's real swindle is way it is stacked against workers Speculation that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was planning to abolish the much criticised offsetting mechanism in the Mandatory Provident Fund was a "misunderstanding," the city's leader ...

  7. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Leung Chun-ying successfully resists employers' migrant labour demands

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp CY resists employers' demands for migrant labour It would be easy to dismiss the chief executive's latest policy address as just the usual staff New Year party- ... to poverty-stricken start-up economies with high jobless rates. What the chief executive said here, however, was that we should focus on high-spending visitors in order to "achieve the greatest economic ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tardy MTR Corp must tell stock exchange about its delays

    Posted May 15th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... because it will bring efficiency to the running of public services such as railways. All that Donald did, however, was sell 25 per cent of the MTR's stock to outside investors. The government ... and a market capitalisation of HK$100 billion achieved- the Modern Town Redevelopment Corporation. This set the tone for the government's thinking about the MTR ever since- ours to do with as we ...



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