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

    Fearful finance chief John Tsang misses the point about tolerating peaceful dissent

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and particularly our most concern is about our reputational risk as well as the confidence in the market system in Hong Kong. That would be a permanent damage that we could not afford." Financial ... recover quickly. Tsang recognised as much on Friday, when he went over his list of the different businesses in the financial system and ticked each one off in turn with remarks like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1609586/fearful-finance-chief-john-tsang-misses-point-about
  2. 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

    ... distribution centre"- we want our own ministry for the logistics industry and, oh yes, a whole lot of other things too. These include big chunks of land for new warehouses plus thousands of cheap ... industries". What a feat. Standing tall, this ostrich sees perfectly the extreme difficulties our government faces in providing housing and transportation in an overcrowded city, but then plunges its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1611012/hong-kong-logistics-sector-doesnt-need-own-ministry-despite-whinge
  3. 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
  4. 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

    ... up as limited partnerships, so as to further enhance the city's fund industry, a member of a government advisory body says. South China Morning Post November 28 The advisory body 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
  5. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Industry players say their own costs are pushing quotes sky-high, but data taken from GDP figures does not support their claims HK contractors' bid-rigging behind rising prices One contractor who asked to remain anonymous described three separate groups of contractors and surveyors that divvy up renovation projects through manipulated tender processes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594838/hong-kong-contractors-bid-rigging-behind-rising-prices
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... approach this dark story from a different perspective. Headquartered in Paris is a police-like intergovernmental body called the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which "works to generate ... for the financial systems of countries that do not follow its dictates and it keeps regular tabs on how they are doing, measuring this to a large extent by how many people are sent to jail for how long. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  7. 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

    ... don't expect it to be free Banks are "struggling" to stamp out alleged collusion in the foreign exchange market, the chairman of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority watchdog, Martin Wheatley, told a parliamentary committee in London yesterday. SCMP, September 10 I always thought Martin Wheatley a little out of touch with the workings of financial markets when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1589604/pay-market-information-dont-expect-it-be-free
  8. 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

    ... 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 with a puzzle that would seem to have no answer. We start with a chart of industrial production, 40 per cent down at the moment from its peak in the mid-1990s, this over a period when the overall size ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1545172/hong-kongs-simple-answer-its-industrial-land-space-puzzle
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing- not science- is the best use of land at Science Park's fourth phase

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... hi-tech industry, which actually only survives because it is kept alive in a perpetual government cradle. Residential development is by far the best idea for that Science Park Phase 4 land. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1588170/housing-not-science-best-use-land-science-parks-fourth-phase
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... consumer products to financial assets, most notably the homes of these same consumers. The academics in power in the European and US central banks just refuse to see it, however. University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586672/distant-central-bankers-drive-home-prices-hong-kong

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