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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKMA chief's household debt fears overblown

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com A clearer view of indebtedness reveals nothing to fret over, despite HKMA chief's alarmist talk Household debt concerns can be shown the door Soaring household debt and rampant consumer spending have put Hong Kong's economy at risk of overheating, the city's central bank boss said yesterday. SCMP, May 4   Let's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1231746/hkma-chiefs-household-debt-fears-overblown
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Losers' Clubs spend good money on bad ideas

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... forecast of Vietnam's third quarter economic growth from 4.15 to 4.08 per cent. The ADB's big trick back then was funding Indonesian irrigation projects with debt in yen on the argument ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1550671/losers-clubs-spend-good-money-bad-ideas
  3. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    Corporate rescue bill not worth saving

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... as the law at present allows, when that company may still be able to pay its debts if given a period of recovery time in which creditors cannot demand their money back. In practice it rarely happens ... know it went bankrupt. It then becomes an object lesson to equity investors not to scorn debt as a sub-species of investment. As a bank depositor whose money it likely was in the first place, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1525558/corporate-rescue-bill-not-worth-saving
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rich are easy target but tax offensive won't help the poor

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:18am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in remuneration as they give the downtrodden in social transfers. And rather than paying for it by taxing anyone, they like to fund it with debt. The French government has not turned in a fiscal surplus in 40 years and its debt load now stands at an eye-popping 94 per cent of gross domestic product. What is your advice here, Mr Piketty? Shall your country default on debt payments? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1501208/rich-are-easy-target-tax-offensive-wont-help-poor
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals in Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... government escape paying the price of an addiction to debt. We are forced to follow. What this means is that where an annual rent of HK$100,000 would have put the price of a flat at about HK$1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1505396/us-dollar-peg-blame-high-private-rentals-hong-kong
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    iBonds are little help in easing inflation and a bad bet financially

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp iBond offers a circus of hype for a few crumbs of profit The Hong Kong Monetary Authority's anticipated sale of a third tranche of inflation linked bonds is set to meet a rich vein of demand despite a recent decline in the rate of c ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1240855/ibonds-are-little-help-easing-inflation-and-bad-bet
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    No pills to treat Beijing's headache over required reserves

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 12:49am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for the purpose, such as capital adequacy ratios for lenders, discount interest rates for advances to commercial banks and open market operations to purchase or sell government debt. A rising number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1499437/no-pills-treat-beijings-headache-over-required-reserves
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why going to college isn't the answer to China's hi-tech dilemma

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... mentioned before that I am not the world’s biggest believer in education, certainly not the college sort that now wastes the key years of young peoples’ lives in a go-nowhere debt trap. What I have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1490262/why-going-college-isnt-answer-chinas-hi-tech-dilemma
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Alibaba conjures up 'fantasy' returns

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is that the published borrowing rates are all wrong and you do not understand how things really work. Actual market interest rates are much higher but do not indicate any credit risk. In China all debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1447314/alibaba-conjures-fantasy-returns
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Flawed forecasts from fiscal working group defy laws of the universe

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Fiscal group's inflation figures fail to account for temporary anomalies that will self-correct Flawed forecasts defy the laws of the universe we live in Advisers warn of Greek-style debt meltdown SCMP headline, March 4 Me, I happen to live on the third planet in orbit around a minor star called the sun in the Orion arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1441349/flawed-forecasts-fiscal-working-group-defy-laws-universe

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