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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Occupy Central is no threat to Hongkong Land's earnings

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that the market will set on these earnings? That's a tough question, that is. For a clue to the answer hold up your right hand and crook your index finger so that it touches the tip of your thumb. ...

  2. 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

    ... the quote they want and then just hang up again. This kind of toying with a financial market is frowned on. Be serious about either buying or selling or don't ask. Knowledge is valuable. Calling to ask and then just hanging up again without dealing, however, is exactly how published interbank offered rates are established. The people who call want valuable knowledge without paying ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Long-suffering stock market investors Shanghaied

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Long-suffering stock market investors Shanghaied The authorities are alarmed at the drop below the 2,000 point mark [on the Shanghai Composite Index] for its implications ... that China's major stock market index should continue to perform so poorly. The Shanghai Composite is now back where it was 13 years ago, indicating that investors have since seen no return whatsoever ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The English poet Alexander Pope said it all long ago: The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang that jury-men may dine; Mr Carson Yeung, will you please appeal against your money ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Flawed forecasts from fiscal working group defy laws of the universe

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is the consumer price index. Notice how the two tracked each other quite closely for the first 20 years shown on the chart until about 2002 when the CPI began to turn around and rise faster than ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beijing's foreign exchange policy nothing but a silly game

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... never seen one swung to quite such extremes as this. The simple fact is that the talk of an offshore yuan market hangs on little more than speculative purchases of yuan. People outside China ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't lump emerging Asia with Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is work out an index in US dollar terms of Asian markets weighted by recent market capitalisation. The markets represented are Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong (all those China listings have demoted us to emerging again), the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. I have then calculated a relative performance of this index to the Standard & Poor's 500 index in the US. ...

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

    How John Tsang's 'cooling' measures turned up the heat on the poor

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... index, which is further broken down into five categories, from Class A for flats of less than 40 square metres to Class E for flats of over 160 square metres. The first chart shows these two ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF 'scandal' of overcharging deserves scrutiny by SFC

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by MPF funds is at present 1.71 per cent. In the United States the Vanguard 500 Index Investment fund charges its clients 0.17 per cent. Yes, that's right. With Vanguard you pay only one-tenth of what you pay with MPF. You may say, of course, that there are differences. The Vanguard 500 fee is low because it is an index fund. You choose a market index and Vanguard then puts your ...

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

    Developers misread market for flats

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the first chart. It shows a significant shift in the property market in October 2007, just when the Hang Seng Index reached its record peak and the beginnings of a financial crisis made themselves ... with the large flats. Take note here that this chart shows an index of property prices, not actual property prices. In price terms, the prices per square foot of big flats in October 2007 were about 150 ...




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