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  1. Business - Money - JAKE'S VIEW

    SFC turns a blind eye to the real wrongdoers

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in respect of protective measures provided under our law. The SFC will track down and take action against wrongdoers wherever in the world they may lurk." Business, October 10   Let me tell you ...

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

    Canada's misguided pitch to rich Chinese immigrants

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... would then have to pay up again five years later. Here is your rule, as friends from Vancouver tell me it still is: If you want to keep money safe, keep it out of Premier Christy Clark's ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong logistics sector doesn't need own ministry, despite whinge by lobbyists

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... head straight into the sand when it comes to offering advice. Tell me, fellows, where is the chief executive to find all this land you want for warehouses when he already spends a good deal of his time (like a career estate agent would) poring over maps and aerial photos in a desperate and mostly fruitless search for suitable housing sites? Tell me where you will put up 5,000 ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... planners who never leave their offices. And now we have to fix it. Yat Tung already has bus and minibus connections but the tenants still moan. Find me a public housing estate where ...

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

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... against nomination procedures for the chief executive strikes me as well as juvenile behaviour for a law professor. If this government offends you so much, kids, would you mind returning ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the way from portland cement to paint, weighted on a straight arithmetic basis. It's rough but it certainly indicates a high rate of rising costs. This does not entirely satisfy me, however, ...

  7. 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

    ... I imagine the fakers are either selling iPhones that fell off the wagon and were given substitute pink covers or they are making promises to supply the genuine article at a later date. Let me say ...

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

    Pay up for market information- don't expect it to be free

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and UBS. Are you telling me that they don't know what they're doing?" What I am referring to here, however, is real market information, the bid/offer ...

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

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... nothing beats boring companies that do boring things. They make you money. IT loses you money. Don't believe me? Welcome to poverty. And let's get it straight about Alibaba, too. ... will fall in before champerty is recognised as a legal virtue. In these circumstances I can't for the life of me understand why the exchange bothers putting out a paper soliciting views ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is as definitive as anything in the dialect of bureaucratese ever comes. Even he must have heard that loud "thunk" of his report hitting the bottom of the bin. It thus surprises me to see any ...




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