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  1. To warn or not to warn, that is the question

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Cathay warns first-half earnings will disappoint Post headline, July 3 I can't fault them for it. Rule 13.09 of the Listing Rules clearly calls on them to tell the market formally of 'any information relating to the group', which could materially affect the share price and is not already public knowledge. You may say that in this case ...

  2. MPF may win some fans but choice is still the answer

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Today an alternative view of the Mandatory Provident Fund from the e-mail inbox. The e-mail ran mostly my way on a recent column in which I criticised the MPF for, among other things, management fees that are much too high, but one reader had a different view. He is associated with a personal services retail establishment that has a staff of eight people. ...

  3. Analysts late hoisting their own Signal3

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... YOU WOULD THINK the way it works is that investment analysts poring over their spreadsheets spot the opportunity, tell the story to their clients and the clients then buy with the result that share prices go up and stay up, if the analysts had their story ...

  4. Let's give small brokers a tit-for-tat deal

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... LET US MAKE it a tit-for-tat deal with small stockbrokers. If they do not want to protect themselves and their clients by raising enough capital to cover their operations, then we should take all other forms of protection away from them. It would be a sim ...

  5. SFC appears to be in la-la land over listing documents

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com 'Many draft listing documents failed to provide meaningful disclosure on the listing applicants' risks, historical financial performances and future plans for investors to make an informed assessment of the applicants' businesses and prospects.' Securities and Futures Commission Let's describe the world ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    A decade of growth but no sign of a fair share

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The mainland economy is five times as big as it was 12 years ago but Shanghai's stock market has gone nowhere amid barriers to profitability A decade of growth but no sign of a fair share The China Securities Regulatory Commission published a new guideline on mutual fund operations after the market close yesterday, stipulating that stock-focused funds must ...

  7. Good pest control goes further than mere detection of a rat

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Hong Kong isn't immune to company fraud, but proximity, a shared language and closer vetting means the market is more likely to smell a rat. SCMP subhead, June 24 And just how much good does this do the investing public if the market can smell a rat but do nothing to splat it or if rats given a spritz of deodorant are treated as pets? It's a pleasant ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Fear not the retail investor- for now

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Institutional buyers can drive stock markets to rallies and crashes but CSRC chief's warning may yet become a self-fulfilling prophecy Fear not the retail investor- for now Institutional investors were most welcome, he [CSRC chairman Guo Shuqing] said, as they were more mature and had more expertise than individuals, who make up 84 per cent ...

  9. Esprit rallies after bid to restore faith

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a conference call on Thursday night by chief executive Ronald Van der Vis, who said he would stay with the company for one more year to ensure a smooth transition as the company implements ... Esprit shares went into free fall on Wednesday as Hans-Joachim Koerber stepped down as chairman- just a day after chief executive Van der Vis said he was leaving- losing 21.81 per cent in one ...

  10. HKEx faces stiff contest to acquire the LME

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... which have to submit a second round of bids before May 7. Credit Suisse research analyst Arjan van Veen says HKEx's acquisition plan is in line with its strategy, announced in January, ... of interest and will not be without logistical challenges,'' van Veen said in a report. 'In addition, further investment will be needed to set up commodities trading in Hong Kong. ...




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