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

    By delaying release of iPhone 6 in mainland China, Apple encourages fakes

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... at the discomfiture of the brand-name owner. As a form of consumer protection, I think it is more effective than any consumer council. Recently, for instance, I watched a documentary on the top Bordeaux grand ... dishonesty in China promotes honest pricing for consumer goods in the rest of the world. ...

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

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... consumer products to financial assets, most notably the homes of these same consumers. The academics in power in the European and US central banks just refuse to see it, however. University ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's consumer success story still has a long way to go

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp After decades of infrastructure spending, the mainland must focus on the consumer sector China's consumer success story still has a long way to go The new Chinese technology companies are benefiting from investor bets that they can profit from the country's expanding consumer sector and grow quickly even with less state help. Bloomberg in New York SCMP, ...

  4. 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

    ... with a howler like this. Contrary to what is implied here, non-resident spending is deducted from the raw figures on consumer activity when gross domestic product is totted up. That's right. It is deducted from, taken away from, subtracted from the figures, not added to them. When our statisticians tally up total consumer spending in Hong Kong they create two additional categories- ...

  5. 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

    ... the issues. Here is an example: "Besides, it would be inconvenient and time-consuming if travellers had to use [Pearl River Delta] airports instead of our own airport in Hong Kong." I agree. ...

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

    'Grim' retail sales index tells only fraction of story

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... survey. What types of things are these? Thing-type things, that's what they are- tangibles, consumer durables and non-durables, jewellery and junk, the sorts of purchases that make you say, ... account for about 52 per cent of total consumer spending, and the interesting fact is that none of them show up in the retail sales report. They just don't exist when this tally is done. Also ...

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

    HK Electric may be right about idea of importing power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 18, is a fraud. Someone in Beijing has sent down instructions that Hong Kong is to source 30 per cent of its power from the mainland and the bureaucracy has been told to make it appear ...

  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Permanent stimulus is putting China's economic health at risk

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is a little slow. Pushing exporters in China to export does not make consumers in Spain buy. It is just wasted effort at such times. High-speed rail is potentially an even bigger waste of money. ...

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

    Chinese brands in world of their own

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of consumer products. South Korea is there with Samsung, and Japan is there with Toyota, Honda and Nissan, but no China shows up. Can you even name one Chinese consumer brand known around the world? There are plenty you still know from when Japan was the world leader in the field- in consumer electronics, for instance, with under the letter "P" alone, Panasonic, Pentax and Pioneer. In China ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

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

    ... could define economic crime only by listing examples- fraud, corruption, cybercrime, etc (you know, like, bad stuff, like). Let it be. Our topic is the money laundering charge. There are three ...




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