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  1. Business - Money - JAKE'S VIEW

    SFC turns a blind eye to the real wrongdoers

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to make sure the shares can all be sold to third parties. Similarly, the traditional way that a company already listed on the market raises more money is through a rights issue. Existing ... It is clean, absolutely fair to everyone involved and simple to arrange and administer. But sponsors in today's brave new world hate rights issues. They cannot win favours by allocating the shares ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... will prevail over the long term "... now that the independence referendum has taken place..." Alex Lo column September 19 I think my colleague Alex took the right approach here. ... It will take much longer elsewhere in the world, of course. The American Civil War turned the United States into the "United State" and this will not change anytime soon; more's the pity ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Problem of corruption lies with a state economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the excerpt above and say, "That's right. That's right." It is indeed right. Corruption is a public sector phenomenon. In market-driven economic sectors there is no room for it. ... contrary to instincts. But he still said it and he's right. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

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

    Take a lesson from the West, yuan boost won't spur growth

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... their businesses just now and need to strengthen their balance sheets, not undermine them with more investments that may not work. The same thing is happening right now in Europe. Take our money and lend ...

  5. 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

    ... circle of the South Island Line back to north of Hong Kong Island. Question: Why wasn't it made a circle right away? Answer: Because it couldn't be justified. Why is it justified now? ...

  6. 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

    ... on their own authority and on the authority of government. It is what prevents them from enacting laws that violate constitutional rights or enforcing laws in ways that the constitution or the common ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing- not science- is the best use of land at Science Park's fourth phase

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... away the site of the proposed Phase 4 of Science Park for housing and, right on schedule, Science Park launches a study to discover new uses for Phase 4. They will be fashionable ones, too, ...

  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that the runway would be certain to go ahead. Events are now falling right in line with that game plan. As a fall-back ploy, however, they also came up with the stratagem of saying that we must first ...

  9. 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

    ... for banning distorted voting rights in listed companies is that it helps keep those wretched IT companies off our market. Yes, I know that some of them have been spectacular winners. But for every ... The Hong Kong exchange was actually willing to listen to the plea that its founders be given preferential voting rights but insisted they would have to feel at least some of the pain ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... In money laundering you're guilty here unless proven innocent, a huge breach of civil liberties but one that produces big numbers in money laundering cases. Most, of course, consist only ... for money laundering. It is enough that money was handled in a way that might make others think it was laundered. That's right. You can go to prison in Hong Kong for a long term, 10 years ...




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