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  1. 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

    ... rise in interest rates, welcome it Homeowners do not have to worry about a sudden surge in interest rates, which would further hit an already ailing property market after the United States ... Business, June 30   I am sure Professor Chan is right. All this talk of tapering by the Fed is just that, talk. The United States is so addicted now to ultra-low interest rates that going into rehab ...

  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

    ... don't even rate as professionals, but this has also risen twice as fast as the nominal wage and salary indices over the last 10 years. Do you see that line with the words "out ...

  3. 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

    ... 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 ...

  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

    ... that yen interest rates were low. And when Indonesian farmers then discovered that the yen had gone up, the rupiah down and they had twice as much to repay as they had borrowed, well, how sad. But, ...

  5. 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

    ... hurrah, it will. Our unemployment rate is 3.1 per cent, which is effectively full employment. Construction bosses and restaurateurs are complaining loudly that they cannot find low-end manual ...

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

    There's no proof that graft has harmed China's market development

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to prop up the nation's published economic growth rate, which may otherwise slip below 7 per cent this year. Inevitably a good deal of the money will be siphoned off in corruption. ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... don't add up Everyone would be entitled to a flat-rate monthly pension from the age of 65 under an option being considered by an expert commissioned to lead a year-long government study ... to is that we must either have a pension that is much less than HK$4,000 a month and which does not cover living costs, or we must raise the money by imposing higher contribution rates to the Mandatory ...

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

    UBS rate transgressions in Hong Kong are not what they appear to be

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp UBS rate transgressions are not what they appear to be Six traders at Swiss lender UBS attempted to manipulate Hong Kong interbank offered rates following the rigging of similar London interbank rates, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority found after an investigation lasting more than a year. SCMP, March 15 I have never been able to think of UBS as a ravening ...

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

    Chinese brands in world of their own

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Mobile as the most valuable in Asia, according to the latest BrandZ Global Top 100 study. South China Morning Post, May 22   Two things should quickly strike you about these ratings other, of course, than that someone caught in a 1964 time warp rated IBM as No 3. The first is that the authors of this study, Millward Brown Optimor, an advertising agency, rate such globally recognised ...

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

    Exports a handy fudge when playing the Hong Kong GDP numbers game

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... at Census and Statistic in order to find something upbeat for the press release on the latest gross domestic product figures. In the end they found one they liked. The year-on-year growth rate ... 2.5 per cent, which was so heavily dragged down by exports. But then you find that the biggest component of GDP, personal consumption expenditure, showed a growth rate of only 2 per cent, ...




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