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  1. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp UBS rate transgressions are not what they appear to be Six traders at Swiss lender UBS attempted to manipulate Hong Kong interbank offered rates following the rigging of similar London interbank rates, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority found after an investigation lasting more than a year. SCMP, March 15 I have never been able to think of UBS as a ravening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455023/ubs-rate-transgressions-hong-kong-are-not-what-they-appear
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

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

    ... tune The [Financial Action] Task Force recognised Hong Kong's efforts and agreed unanimously among members in October 2012 to remove Hong Kong from its "follow-up process" in its ... and that jurisdiction. European bank regulators run scared of FATF. Looking guilty of a crime is enough to be sent to prison if it involves any money transfers This means that we in Hong Kong have to watch our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1452682/hong-kong-dances-money-laundering-tune
  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1434083/hong-kong-doesnt-need-morlocks-delta-fix-labour-woes
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Land-hungry tourism a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong [Secretary for Development Paul] Chan called for a thorough review of the development of the tourism industry. "Where should it stand among other ... the made-in-Hong Kong products that tourists buy. There are none. All the goods are imported, which means we have to deduct the import cost when calculating how big an impact this spending has on GDP. You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1411277/land-hungry-tourism-pillar-short-changes-hong-kong
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong fails to avert a collapse in common sense

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and ability to stop the rot in troubled financial institutions before public bailouts are required. It will therefore assume the powers to do it and we in Hong Kong must do it, too. Must, you hear. Our report termed it as "required" and the government press release called it "incumbent on Hong Kong". The Monetary Authority apparently raised its hand some years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1400973/hong-kong-fails-avert-collapse-common-sense
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tsang's budget concerns for Hong Kong ones most cities wish they had

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to HK$650,000 per Hong Kong household. It is all pure savings entirely directly attributable to you and me. It stands entirely outside of any amounts required for issuance of coins, banknotes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1397465/tsangs-budget-concerns-hong-kong-ones-most-cities-wish-they
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Cross-border stock trading scheme is not a through train but a milk train

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The new direct share trading agreement and wide restrictions will only increase inefficiency Through train of reform is actually just a milk train Hong Kong ... is too low. SCMP, April 14 They call it a through train but this latest scheme to allow limited ownership of Hong Kong shares in the mainland, and vice versa, is like no through train on which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1482461/cross-border-stock-trading-scheme-not-through-train-milk-train
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - JAKE'S VIEW

    We must not change our tune for the copyright trolls

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp We must not change our tune for the copyright trolls Hong Kong's copyright protection term is now 50 years, which also lags behind its regional competitors, ... bogus rights for sale as tradable commercial propositions. This, in large measure, is the reality of what our bureaucrats refer to when they talk of making Hong Kong an intellectual property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1478975/we-must-not-change-our-tune-copyright-trolls
  10. 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, ... when he speaks of accommodating reits- real estate investment trusts- in Hong Kong, he does not mean the Link reit or Champion reit. He means foreigners dealing in foreign reits with other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1375561/hong-kong-has-little-gain-relaxing-rules-just-competitions

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