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  1. 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

    ... be seen in rising property prices and rents- where property developers and landlords get rich at the expense of workers' stagnant wages. Letters to the editor, May 4 I suppose I shall have ...

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

    Hong Kong has little to gain from relaxing rules just for competition's sake

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 04:58am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Little to gain from relaxing rules for competition's sake Make no mistake, as the world gets smaller, Hong Kong is in competition with Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York and every other global centre for financial services business William H. Strong, Financial Services Talk Shop, Letters to the Editor, December 7 Kuala Lumpur? We ...

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

    Let container port go into terminal decline, then let's build some flats

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... people? Gerry Yim, Managing director, Hong Kong International Terminals Letters to the Editor,October 9 Teacher, teacher, I had my hand up first. The answer is that it will affect Hong Kong's ...

  4. Recommendations for a future port policy let's not have one

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... been done.' Letters to the editor February 4 IT IS TRUE. Many people have indeed warned of our port's slipping competitiveness recently and it is indeed slipping. But the reason I have chosen an excerpt from this recent letter to highlight the point is the headline we put on top of the letter- Let's have port policy. This is a clarion call to action and I cannot let ...

  5. Aim these brickbats at bureaucrats and politicians, not developers

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... upgrades, as they continue to plunder natural resources for their own profits. 'It is time they were held accountable for both their actions and their language.' Erika Larson Letters to the editor '... Prime sites are not meant for parks but to fatten the profits of developers...' Michael Chugani Editor in chief ATV English News SCMP Insight page IT WAS SHOOT ...

  6. Before believing our taxes are low, think of the hidden charges

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is fine by me and, I suspect, many residents.' Jason Ali Letters to the editor April 10 I HAVE TO SAY it strikes a chord with me, and not with me alone. One reader sent me an email copy of this letter preceded with the word 'Amen!' Yes, judging by the political philosophies of most members of the Legislative Council, all that universal suffrage is likely to bring us is big ...

  7. Nuggets of wisdom that could make Socrates turn in his grave

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with virtually no natural resources, can become one of the world's leading financial centres.' Letters to the editor February 15 BUT WHY STOP at small miracles? I can show you several big ones. ... projections.' Hugo Restall Editor Far Eastern Economic Review YOU CAN SEE the evidence in the same January/February issue of this revamped magazine in which the claim was made. In 80 pages ...

  8. Public taken for a ride in hidden cost of noisy, polluting bus services

    Posted Jan 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Services Letters to the Editor RELAXED? SO THERE I sit on New World First bus, sideways or knees akimbo, because the seat space is so short that my legs won't fit in, with freezing air being ... of cost as the cost to the public purse of granting you free use of roadways. And if, as you also say in your letter, we have some of the lowest bus fares on earth, would you mind also letting ...

  9. Competitive is one thing Hong Kong's standard-bearers are not

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... potentially destroy Hong Kong's best companies that are among the most competitive in the world?' Letter to the editor, Vincent Chin, Liberal Party WE SHALL IGNORE the details of what Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun first said in an opinion piece in this newspaper to prompt a rebuttal from letter writer Paul Serfaty, which in turn led to this response in a letter ...

  10. Time to stand up to budget kidnappers and end capital works folly

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp I HAVE BEEN scooped. For several days now I had intended to write about how silly and wasteful it is for our government to continue dedicating capital revenue to capital expenditure. On opening yesterday's newspaper, however, I found the point had been made for me twice, first in a letter to the editor by a Quentin Heron and second in an opinion ...




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