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

    The limitations of government may sell us a pup on housing

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The limitations of government may sell us a pup on housing "Supply shortage lies at the heart of the prevailing housing problem … the public and private sectors ... when the two of them heartily endorsed measures started by former governor Chris Patten to bring about a massive increase in housing supply. It looked to be the way of beating down a property ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Public housing plan is a case of too much, too late

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is not subject to such financial straits. However, we are now up in our ratio of public to private housing supply- from 50/50 to 60/40. Here we go again, with public rental housing at an average ... Public housing plan is a case of too much, too late "We have come to some consensus as to the future direction. Given the current demand, the government should take a more active role ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Crux of Hong Kong's pricey homes lies with Fed policies

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... but somewhat shorter on detailed statistical analysis. For instance, it baldly proclaims that "the crux of our housing problem lies with supply-demand imbalance". How good to know. We have ... The real crux of our housing problem is price. Home prices have launched themselves to the orbit of the moon, which is a phenomenon that, yes indeed, commonly results from a supply ...

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

    How John Tsang's 'cooling' measures turned up the heat on the poor

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that magnet to the world's big crooks, still has a booming property market. This should not be surprising. Housing prices everywhere in recent years have been driven up not by shortages of supply ... sure. This needs a little refinement and we start with the pictures, as so often in these matters of supply, demand and price. The government publishes an official residential property price ...

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

    By delaying release of iPhone 6 in mainland China, Apple encourages fakes

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I imagine the fakers are either selling iPhones that fell off the wagon and were given substitute pink covers or they are making promises to supply the genuine article at a later date. Let me say ... cru houses in which one vineyard owner described the drinking of his wine as a mystical experience of religious proportions and in the next breath railed against wine fakers in China. ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Leung Chun-ying successfully resists employers' migrant labour demands

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... can be linked to tight labour supply. Few economic indicators show quite so close an inverse correlation in this town as unemployment and changes in the nominal wage index. I actually think ... that government will make it up to them. This is certainly how it has proved in public housing, a poverty-alleviation programme that, because of its scale, has effectively become an employer wage subsidy. ...

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

    Developers misread market for flats

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... September 13   I have often said here that in matters of housing our politicians and bureaucrats are three to four years behind the times. They flood the market with supply at the peak, only to make ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Low rates, not lack of flats blowing Hong Kong's property bubble

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... he talks of housing he attributes high property prices to a shortfall of available flats and proposes that we start up more public-housing construction, entirely ignoring that the cause cannot be a shortage of supply when we already have 250,000 more flats than we have households. He has done it again in this excerpt above, taken from a press conference on Thursday. He mentions ...

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

    Think tanks free to fool themselves about economic freedom

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

    ... a can of pop in Hong Kong without further lining some cartel's pockets. I hear you. Communist Singapore? Yes, indeed, when 90 per cent of the housing is public housing, and when half ... know what's good for them? Hong Kong is not much different. About half our housing stock is public and we love to waste public money on industrial fashions. Yes, waste. Go visit Cyberport ...



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