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  1. 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

    ... to a loan but he won't take it if he thinks the risk too great. The strategy has, however, succeeded in driving down interest rates, with the result that the focus of inflation has moved from ... of the European Central Bank has now announced he will do his best to make sure that they never will. A great man. ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I will raise the money for it. It's a great idea if I can then say that I can't afford it and someone else must pay, as the lobbyists think they can make taxpayers pay for the third runway. ...

  3. 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

    ... China can now buy out their companies or acquire other assets considered national treasures. Are savings so great not a measure of strength and standing of which any nation can be proud? Short ...

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

    My seven hours on July 1 march was worth it for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... move along, will you." I think the Falun Gong marchers knew they were treated somewhat as outsiders and I actually feel a little sorry for them. They put a great deal of effort ...

  5. 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

    ... and perhaps longer. I don't like having to concede this one to the gold bugs but they have a point. The temptations of fiat money are so great that sooner or later every central bank will fall ...

  6. 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

    ... to poke around Causeway Bay again some time. I certainly do not at the moment. The long and short of it is simple. Tourism is a great starter industry for a bombed-out economy that is trying ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

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

    ... of retirement proposals. SCMP, May 27 The sad thing about that great invention of the accounting profession, double entry bookkeeping, is that people so often look only at one side of the book ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals in Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Hong Kong is forced to follow as a negligent and scared Fed keeps interest rates at record low levels in a vain attempt to lift the economy US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals [French economist Thomas] Piketty states that unrestrained capitalism and free markets have caused great inequality... In Hong Kong this can clearly ...

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

    Export forecasts call for finger-crossing

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:19am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in the blue line. What it says is that China has long outpaced its Asian competitors, both on the ups and on the downs, and is still doing so, but perhaps by not as great a margin as before. ...

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

    Why going to college isn't the answer to China's hi-tech dilemma

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... they may be given. No one will ever turn a great idea like the Apple 2 into a commercial success in a system like this. The bureaucrats who make the critical decisions will never recognise it, ...




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