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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

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

    Tsang's budget concerns for Hong Kong ones most cities wish they had

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Of course, this might still be justified if we had a huge burden of fiscal debt to pay off. Our difficulty, however, is exactly the opposite. The accumulated savings of our government and its ... number of elderly people for more than a hundred years without going into debt. I suspect that what instead lies behind the note of pique in Mr Tsang's "stern warnings" ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Subsidies for industrial jobs a waste of money

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... have a case of two arms of government not talking to each other. One arm is beginning to realise the folly of condemning ever larger numbers of young people to wasted years of debt and boredom ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Fed's fear of Wall Street distorting global economy

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on US$17.1 trillion of federal debt, and it does keep some distressed sectors of the economy afloat. If this is sustainable, then... pass me the salt and pepper, and I shall eat my hat I recently had ... financial system as much as those of any other country. It won't last. I can't say when this ramshackle structure of debt and valuation delusion will break down, but it is a distortion ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Financial advisory council bends over backwards for private equity funds

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:38am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a few general partners who, as usual in a partnership, have management responsibility, share profits in defined proportions and bear responsibility for debts. In addition to these general ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    GDP scores quest built on shaky ground

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:29am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a difficulty, however, in stimulating growth. If people are worried about their jobs or their level of debt, then they won't go shopping and the growth of personal consumption expenditure, ...




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