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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong government's reserves are not big enough to fight 'financial predators'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Head of the HKMA believes the government's reserves can fight off 'financial predators', but in reality it is a case of Norman versus Goliath You're no match for the power of capital, Norman The government intervened in the markets in August 1998 to counter the double market play by international financial market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... doesn't make sense to have such a big maintenance centre here any longer. Hong Kong people just don't want the jobs. They want to work in banks and Haeco won't make you rich. In a bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573126/haeco-grounded-elite-bank-jobs-pay-more
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... runway. It's part of any professional financier's bag of tricks. It comes down to calculations of the net present value of a stream of projected future earnings across a range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the global financial crisis in 2008, when the Government, in October that year, provided a full guarantee for all deposits in Hong Kong through the Exchange Fund, total deposits amounted to HK$5.8 trillion. So, without a sizeable Exchange Fund to back the blanket guarantee, we could not have restored the confidence of depositors and the market to maintain financial stability. Norman Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... control now largely abandoned in countries with sophisticated financial systems. There are none in the US, for instance. Nor in Britain, Canada or Australia. And in the euro zone, they amount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1567901/easy-way-out-foreign-inflows-comes-price-china
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... In a place like Hong Kong you will never work out just why, how and where the money goes. What you are officially told cannot be the truth. That is the cost of being a world financial centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561436/hong-kong-goes-flow-and-reaps-rewards-capital-movements
  7. 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

    ... as a financial centre in the long term. And now for the recommendations this paper on private equity actually made, rather than just suggested it would make. They all come down to demanding exemptions ... is the much ballyhooed Financial Services Development Council, which has now finally started releasing discussion papers on the reforms it recommends. Strange to say, however, the paper it just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1369794/financial-advisory-council-bends-over-backwards-private
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and have to be pumped out again as foreign reserves, leading to yet more strain on the entire Chinese financial system. What a daft idea. It was a politician who thought it up, you can be sure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559951/chinas-currency-swap-deal-switzerland-just-plain-dumb
  9. 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

    ... understand, are mostly lawyers who have no hands-on experience of financial markets. You can only firmly rely on them to say whatever advances the social standing and reputation of regulators. So ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556626/overpaid-box-tickers-sfc-leave-us-none-wiser-about-price
  10. 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

    ... than difficult probate cases or people who are in prison and can no longer make autopay. Of course there are reasons for this other than that Hong Kong people feel their financial obligations ... "priority". Let us give him a hand. The second chart tells you where the danger to the Hong Kong financial system really lies. It shows that since 2006 loans for the purchase of residential properties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555497/china-risk-real-worry-hong-kong-banks

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