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  1. Li's inflated concerns over rents misplaced

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

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'According to ... the Ratings and Valuation Department, private residential property rents have risen at a double-digit year-on-year rate since June 2007 ... The housing component makes up 29 per cent of the Composite Consumer Price Index basket, and the substantial increase in rental costs will thus have a significant impact on the overall inflation ...

  2. Deflation? It's a mixed shopping basket

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... GIVEN THE WAY that this columnist occasionally pounces on people, it is only fair that he should occasionally accept a challenge to be pounced on in turn. In a letter to the editor ('What deflation?') published in yesterday's edition of thi ...

  3. Price shocks are painful but good for us

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... HERE ARE TWO questions for you to put some perspective on the news that the rate of consumer price deflation grew steeper last month, with overall prices down 3.1 per cent from June last year. (1) When you looked at your electricity bill recently and noti ...

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

    iBonds are little help in easing inflation and a bad bet financially

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp iBond offers a circus of hype for a few crumbs of profit The Hong Kong Monetary Authority's anticipated sale of a third tranche of inflation linked bonds is set to meet a rich vein of demand despite a recent decline in the rate of consumer prices. SCMP, May 17 The ancient Romans had a phrase for it- panem et circenses- bread and circuses. To forestall ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 18, 2012

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Hard-working expats add vitality to city In his column Jake van der Kamp says expatriates who can't afford to send their children to an expensive international school should go home ("ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought", November 11). Hong Kong would lose nothing, he says. I have no children, but I beg to differ. The authors of our ...

  6. Basic Law of the civil service rules in favour of upward pay shift

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice bureaucrats to please' With apologies to Sir Walter Scott ONE OF THE more notable features of modern political life is the obsession with constitution mongering. Let any new government establish itself, or even an existing one reform itself, and immediately everyone is busy dreaming up new ground ...

  7. Echoes of deflation endure in anomalies

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp YOU KNOW THE RULE. When you get the forecast wrong, you tell everyone that the figures were anomalous. I am not about to deviate from so time-honoured a practice. One thing that I expected to show up in the gross domestic product report released on Friday was not in fact there. I expected the figures to show further evidence that our long period of deflation ...

  8. How property condemns us to deflation

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp IT IS AN odd thing about deflation that the one component of the consumer price index (CPI) exerting the greatest downward pull on it is one that many people think is rising too fast in price. Yes, strange as it may seem, it is property that has kept us in deflation, according to the official statistics. They say that the property component of the CPI still ...

  9. City being wishy-washy about raising water tariffs

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Despite the price rise, water officials said they had no plan to raise water tariffs, which have not changed since 1995. But they pledged to continue studying the possibility of adjusting the progressive tariffs for water use... SCMP, October 21 How do you like it? We do not raise dues, we adjust a progressive tariff. Our financial secretary may want to take ...

  10. Fed's ill-timed inflation policy spells bust for US, markets

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Stocks slump to a 2-year low on Fed pledge SCMP headline, September 23 Tug at your memory a bit and you may remember something called the Phillips Curve. It's a 1960s theory named after New Zealand economist William Phillips stating there is a trade-off between unemployment and inflation. If you push down one, you get more of the other and vice versa. ...




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