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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong logistics sector doesn't need own ministry, despite whinge by lobbyists

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... issues." Lobbyists' whinge, British Chamber of Commerce   And therefore, says the British commercial chamber to the chief executive in this gimme pitch- "Hong Kong as a regional ... migrant workers for the airport alone when Hong Kong's workers are screaming for more living space. How many Hongkongers will you push out of their homes? And if you say we should bus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1611012/hong-kong-logistics-sector-doesnt-need-own-ministry-despite-whinge
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Vital aspect missing from the Shanghai through train-trust

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to work. It relates the nominal performance of the Hong Kong economy to the record of the Hang Seng Index on the same basis of January 2000 equals 100. That stock market line bounces about a good deal but the link to the economy is clear. Tomorrow the Stock Connect through train is set to leave the station. Hong Kong and Shanghai will be able to trade each other's stocks through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1640823/vital-aspect-missing-shanghai-through-train-trust
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... you the deflator index for private construction costs in Hong Kong. It is taken from the gross domestic product figures and based on a value of 100 for September 2003, the approximate ... restrained. Portland cement is portland cement around the world. It is thus my belief that the cartel operations so prevalent in Hong Kong construction extend to rigging of materials prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594838/hong-kong-contractors-bid-rigging-behind-rising-prices
  4. 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

    ... payments is the mortgage interest rate. But it is not our own commercial bankers in Hong Kong or even our Monetary Authority that sets the mortgage rate. The whole interest rate structure of our ... for economic health, or if Americans still fool themselves after six years of the same prescription that it does them any good? There is one very good reason that we should care, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586672/distant-central-bankers-drive-home-prices-hong-kong
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the issues. Here is an example: "Besides, it would be inconvenient and time-consuming if travellers had to use [Pearl River Delta] airports instead of our own airport in Hong Kong." I agree. ... the convenience, shouldn't you be the one who pays the price? Why should the Hong Kong taxpayer pay it for you? The issue here is not primarily the Chinese white dolphins (CWDs, as these sponsored ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Kok and they now consider the privilege their right. But there is a very good way of letting the truth out here. Let the mighty Hong Kong dollar speak. If the airlines think that a third ... these auctions becomes sufficient to satisfy financial markets that the airport can service a HK$200 billion bond issue, then we can hit the Go button on a third runway. And if it is not sufficient, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554322/keep-hong-kong-airport-wide-body-jets-and-ditch-need-third-runway
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Survey skewing is simple if you ask the right questions

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... if you ask right questions Global institutional investors are urging Hong Kong not to change its listing rules even after losing the mega listing of e-commerce giant Alibaba, according ... Similarly when doing a survey of fund managers on whether Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing should allow differential voting rights by class of share, your best option is first to ask: "How ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1484943/survey-skewing-simple-if-you-ask-right-questions
  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developments in Hong Kong, members [of the commission on poverty] agreed that it has to be taken forward prudently and that more time is needed to examine the report and discuss relevant issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1582903/retire-these-amateurish-efforts-pension-reform
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    'Experts' see the future as well as Madam Zodiac

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... equinox in 2041 but when it comes down to what percentage of Hong Kong's labour force will be employed or seeking employment that year and how this will affect social assistance spending ... by the aged, which is already much greater and rising faster than they had ever expected. Hong Kong is following Japan here, and in Japan the trend of later retirement is very noticeable. I can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435865/experts-see-future-well-madam-zodiac
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    It's time for a quantitative easing of our worries

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of it issued to mop out incoming hot money flows. Yet the Hong Kong dollar continues to trade nearer its HK$7.75 intervention level against the US dollar than it does at the official HK$7.80 rate. ... money It's time for a quantitative easing of our worries Hong Kong Monetary Authority boss Norman Chan is a worried man. On Friday he warned that Hong Kong's financial markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1307189/its-time-quantitative-easing-our-worries

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