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  1. China's economy would cool more quickly in a fridge than on a stove

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp SOMEONE IN BEIJING is getting seriously ahead of himself in trying to prove that the mainland's economy is making necessary adjustments. Take a headline we ran ... countries and no longer need so much fixed asset investment. Very well, the chart also shows you what the figures are for India and the average of East Asia outside of Japan and China, much lower ...

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

    Southeast Asia's economies doing fine without using 'hot air' strategies

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Southeast Asia is doing fine- without 'hot air' strategies "2015 needs to be the year when all actors in the euro area- governments and European institutions alike- deploy a consistent common strategy to bring our economies back on track." European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Focus page, South China ...

  3. Stack the deck and Cepa survey provides a guaranteed result

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... economy as a whole, according to an administration study on Cepa's economic impact.' Government press release YOU MAY WONDER why they even bothered with this study when its conclusions ... that Cepa I was beneficial to the Hong Kong economy and 89 per cent considered the trade pact beneficial to the manufacturing sector.' Yes, but then no one ever doubted that this arrangement ...

  4. Tourism rebound glosses over net deficit

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the 60 million trips that they make out of the city every year. CAST YOUR MIND back to times past and you may recall a photograph this newspaper published in 1992 of China's paramount leader ...

  5. You can't pull the wool over the world's eyes with quotas, Mr Tang

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... their production facilities back to the city' South China Morning Post June 7 IT SEEMS TO make perfect sense. An international system of quotas on garment and textile exports was abolished on January ... that such dislocations indeed occurred almost immediately after January 1 with a huge boom of garment exports from China, and these surge controls have now been imposed. But they are surge controls on China ...

  6. Check out the nuts and bolts to reveal Cepa is all flash and no bang

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'For those who are sceptical about the benefits of Cepa, you may wish to note that the growth of investment in industrial machinery for manufacturing use, having suffered several years of set-back, has been rising very rapidly ...

  7. Business - Money - YUAN

    Rate cuts may put China on road to debasing currency

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 08:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the path The mainland’s surprise move to reduce interest rates for the first time in more than two years has fired up expectations of further cuts aimed at shoring up an economy that is on track ... that the People’s Bank of China does the health of the country’s financial system no great favours here. Let’s put some perspective on it. Savings through bank deposits are proportionately greater ...

  8. Only threat from cheap mainland labour is in turning back the clock

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... going, gone indeed. The implication here, however, is that we do not have a real economy unless we have a good dollop of manufacturing in it. Hence Mr Woo's suggestion that we should allow ... differences between the Hong Kong and mainland economies while implicitly assuming that the overall productivity of each is the same. The second chart should put this in perspective. The red line ...

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

    Vital aspect missing from the Shanghai through train-trust

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Vital aspect missing from the Shanghai through train- trust Stock scheme a vital pillar in reform of mainland markets South China Morning Post, November 14 Let me tell ... the booming fortunes of the mainland's economy. The blue line in the first chart gives you the mainland's nominal gross domestic product set to an index base of 100 for January 2000. The red ...

  10. 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

    ... of that economy. So, no, in my opinion corruption has not done immeasurable damage to China's market development, quite the reverse. And prosperity can in fact be built on a corrupt foundation. ... Jake van der Kamp Graft has clearly not harmed China's market development Corruption has done immeasurable damage to China's market development. Prosperity cannot be built ...




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