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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China risk is the real worry for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... than difficult probate cases or people who are in prison and can no longer make autopay. Of course there are reasons for this other than that Hong Kong people feel their financial obligations ... control? Of all the credit risks that could possibly worry him, he frets about the one with a delinquency rate of 0.01 per cent. Here is a man who obviously needs a dictionary to look up the word ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555497/china-risk-real-worry-hong-kong-banks
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Beijing ABS on beaten path to nowhere

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... investors who regarded rating agency ratings as rulings from God And that would be the end of the ABS idea, as an ABS is, of course, exactly one and the same thing as a CDO. It is a debt instrument ... on the question, and one more column won't make the surfeit worse. I pin the blame directly on the notion that the risk of a financial instrument can reliably be assessed by credit analysts working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1317790/beijing-abs-beaten-path-nowhere
  3. Film project credits never destined for a major media screening

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... loan guarantee they had granted under the Film Guarantee fund. Of course, I mean 'film project' in the very general sense of the term. Two of the projects awarded last week went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/535502
  4. Hexagon puts shape of property market in sharp perspective

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for a period and it is certainly one to be asked now with interest rates on their way up. Of course, it is also one with no easy answer but people occasionally come up with some interesting ways ... advanced for mortgages. Changes in bank credit can accelerate price swings. Income gearing ratio- Average mortgage repayment as a percentage of household income. Affordability is obviously crucial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505541/hexagon-puts-shape-property-market-sharp-perspective
  5. China-US summit scales the heights for hot air and smokescreens

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in China.' Henry Paulson, US Treasury Secretary HE HAD TO say something of course. In January the Democrats will gain the ascendancy in the US Congress and they talk tougher on China than ... c'mon, you guys, you're using your credit cards too much. Stop it, will ya?' Can you really picture a professional investment banker, ex-boss of Goldman Sachs, talking such twaddle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575937/china-us-summit-scales-heights-hot-air-and-smokescreens
  6. Cyberport defence brings Tsang out of corner to centre of things

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co), alleging theft of trade secrets. It was hotly denied, of course, at least initially, but that figure of US$175 million seems a sizeable one ... in the world's reserve currency is exactly the same as the outstanding credit in it. The world's net outstanding debt in US dollars is zero. I assume therefore that you are referring to your federal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487735/cyberport-defence-brings-tsang-out-corner-centre-things
  7. Advice for a captain who kicks own goals

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... been chief executive are by no means all your fault but you do certainly contribute to them with an administration that steers no course that anyone can see. And then we get Mr Tung ... and then claiming credit for a tourist revival. Those visitor arrival numbers have come back all on their own with the end of the Sars outbreak, nothing to do with you, and the menial jobs that tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423440/advice-captain-who-kicks-own-goals
  8. Hefty bribes mean cartels keep our groceries seriously overpriced

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and there is a simple rule in these matters. When A buys from B on C's credit, B gives a token (or more) of appreciation to A and neither of them tells C. I am sure it operates in more than the supermarket ... Kong would fit in this table, but, judging by the size of the reported bribes, probably fairly high up along with most consumer supply businesses in our town. This would, of course, seem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524863
  9. Loud noises about moral rectitude allow for clean laundering

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... checked out at the end of that stay. He fished in his pocket for a thick wad of $1,000 notes, peeled them off one by one and left his credit card unused. The Singapore taxman would never collect ... in that country routinely need the lubricant of under-the-table arrangements if they are to turn at all. But, of course, we do not like to say this in public, which is why we are happy to give a warm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489243/loud-noises-about-moral-rectitude-allow-clean-laundering
  10. Bank shareholders upstage SFC where it counts- over regulation

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... immediate direct approval from shareholders and the resources are immediately in hand. Of course, even at the time it was recognised that this could not be done without some restrictions. Abuse ... things, too, but let's be frank, what real achievement does she have to her credit? Any answer, however small, is sure to win it. I am not holding my breath. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496374/bank-shareholders-upstage-sfc-where-it-counts-over-regulation

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