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  1. True picture of ICBC bailout package best viewed from the middle

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... does not then say that relief is at hand. It says only that industries looking at severe financial constraints are making one last push to get hard cash through their doors. Price no longer ... with Jake van der Kamp IS A US$15 BILLION cash injection enough to clean up the books of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and ready it for a stock market listing next year? ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's hi-tech love affair can only end in heartbreak

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... only end in pain Technology is an important foundation for most successful economies, and Hong Kong may want to carve out a niche in the related sectors. But without much of a hi-tech industry ... such as Atlas Industries, Conic Industrial and Elec & Eltek come to mind, all basing themselves out of Hong Kong because they did not see much happening across the border. I involved myself quite ...

  3. 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

    ... in large companies tries it. Invariably he discovers to his dismay that the chief financial officer's department has eagle eyes. You may, of course, accuse the private sector party of being ... activities, all the way from a high-speed railway system that cannot even recover its operating costs, to old- fashioned metal-bashing industries that need state support to stay alive and service ...

  4. Financial chief backs peg even if he doesn't grasp it

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... supplies, prices would go down.' Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah August 3 Scanning the home page of the government's website yesterday morning, I was a little taken aback ... of standing in this community. Then it struck me. Our financial secretary had to assure us that the peg is safe from none other than... himself. This is obviously a required assurance given his ...

  5. Closing Chapter 11 will give surviving airlines a fighting chance

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to the rescue with a sure-fire idea to restore financial health to the airline industry. I promise absolute magic. We need to introduce only two simple rules: (1) Bust means bust. (2) And I mean bust. ... recently at the Pacific Asia Travel Association's annual conference in Macau this week. The chart shows that the air travel business has certainly been a poor one for its financial supporters ...

  6. IATA pushing their own barrow, so let them pay

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... we do need a third runway, how shall we pay for it? Here is a simple idea. We shall turn for our model to the port industry where common financial sense tends to prevail in most countries ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HSBC of today lacking in vision that had helped it grow

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... was soaring with economic migrants from Guangdong and the only hope for the economy was a labour-hungry garments industry founded by wealthier migrants from Shanghai. What the combination needed was financial help, both in setting up the factories and arranging exports. It needed a bank with faith in its customers and the vision to make it all work. It got that bank. I have in mind the bank ...

  8. The wisdom to know when not to interfere

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... be right but he leaves us with some difficulty in deciphering exactly what his self-coined aphorism means. Mr Tsang coined it to justify government stimulus of his six pet industries- medicine, education, industrial testing, innovation and technology, culture, and environment. In reviewing his published work, he may have found an immediate rebuff to one of those six from a former colleague, ...

  9. When HKEx is 1 cent, John Tsang can boast

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... since its listing in year 2000. Its share price has soared by almost 40 times since its stock market debut.' Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah June 19 If you ever rise to John ... Handle Painters and Decorators Association is indeed one of the world's most prestigious industry groups and I am honoured to congratulate you on the occasion of your third anniversary. ...

  10. Check out the nuts and bolts to reveal Cepa is all flash and no bang

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'For those who are sceptical about the benefits of Cepa, you may wish to note that the growth of investment in industrial machinery for manufacturing use, ... in quarter three. The timing of these investments coincided well with Cepa.' Henry Tang Ying-yen Financial Secretary General Chamber of Commerce speech 'WHOPPING', WAS IT? Henry ...




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