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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Trees just the start for axe swinging needed at West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:21am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bureaucracy is indeed truly awful in most things it does. But I see nothing to tell me that this new arts bureaucracy to take its place at West Kowloon will be any better. We'll just get LCSD ...

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

    Overpaid box tickers at SFC leave us none the wiser about price-sensitive information

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... risen to an average of almost HK$1.2 million a year per employee. That's for 753 employees, itself a number that has risen 50 per cent over the last four years alone. Not bad, eh? Find me ...

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

    My seven hours on July 1 march was worth it for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and it is for democracy in Hong Kong that I marched. I am a classic Liberal. I stand for free choice. Several things struck me on the march. First, it was a Hong Kong crowd through and through. I heard no Putonghua spoken around me- which is unusual these days on the route of that march- and I saw few other expatriates. I thought I might encounter some glances or comments along the line of: ...

  4. 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

    ... is all hogged by big multinationals who serve the rich, will someone please provide me the average annual income of a McDonald's customer or a Nissan driver. The biggest multinationals all ...

  5. Property - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's simple answer to its industrial land space puzzle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der kamp Lax enforcement of key court ruling contributes to soaring cost of sites, but finding a solution is tricky, especially when this requires honesty Simple answer to industrial land puzzle The government's bias towards housing development in planning policy has left business owners crying out for industrial space. SCMP Property, July 2 Let me present you ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rise in interest rates is something to welcome, not worry about

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for them. It reminds me of an old saw from the investment guru Peter Lynch, who said he liked the kind company any fool can run on the grounds that sooner or later some fool will. I like the kind ... even more people of the prospect of homeownership. What the good professor is looking at here is the most powerful membership drive anyone could ever muster for Occupy Central. Now let me set ...

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

    Council proposals won't do much for investor protection

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... fancy, live high, fly first class and then return and recommend the reforms already in process; mission accomplished. But, aw shucks, they wouldn't listen to me. ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Social responsibility should begin and end with the law

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... sources tens of thousands of grocery items from all over the world, exerts close quality control over them and then makes them easily available to me every day in a bright attractive environment for a profit margin to itself of less than 1 per cent per item on average. It feeds me. What a wonderful socially responsible corporate activity this truly is. And must my grocer then still prance ...

  9. 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

    ... has written me to dispute this. "Saw your piece on Sunday. You concluded that the government must have received pressure to propose Option 1. This is wrong. Just wanted to let you know. ...

  10. 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

    ... it while it's hot, baby, and we got just the line of stocks you want. I remember someone telling me recently that with modern communications, it takes less than a tenth of a second to send ...




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