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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying this rent Professor Raymond So Wai-man, who chairs the Housing Authority's finance committee, said it may need to ask for more funding as its coffers will have dwindled to HK$28.2 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Losers' Clubs spend good money on bad ideas

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... investment ideas but investment capital for them is in short supply. It is hogged by big multinationals who only work for rich people. That is why we must have a BRICS bank. Things are actually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1550671/losers-clubs-spend-good-money-bad-ideas
  3. Property - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's simple answer to its industrial land space puzzle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to industrial land puzzle The government's bias towards housing development in planning policy has left business owners crying out for industrial space. SCMP Property, July 2 Let me present you ... of scarce land. If our chief executive wants to find more land for housing, one good place to start is a fundamental rethink about industrial zoning and leases. It would be a big job but large-scale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1545172/hong-kongs-simple-answer-its-industrial-land-space-puzzle
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rise in interest rates is something to welcome, not worry about

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... housing. The reason prices are so high and once again climbing is not a dire shortage of housing. There may be a shortage but it is not dire. Even the government's recent housing aspirations survey, conducted to justify starting a big public housing initiative, showed that demand for separate accommodation was more based on convenience than necessity. Prices are up because a prolonged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543904/rise-interest-rates-something-welcome-not-worry-about
  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Permanent stimulus is putting China's economic health at risk

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... such as railways and social housing construction. SCMP, June 14   I personally have never found any need for amphetamines but I know people who do and I recognise their effect. I recognise it in economic ... housing. I have never been quite sure what the term means but invariably it implies heavy subsidy of housing costs. This will be all very well if Beijing provides the subsidy but I suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1534348/permanent-stimulus-putting-chinas-economic-health-risk
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on sourcing part of our electricity supply from the mainland (Option 1) is a fraud, as Beijing has already decided we must go that way. Christine Loh Kung-wai, the undersecretary for the environment, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532890/mainlanders-spending-hong-kong-doesnt-show-our-gdp-thats
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    HK Electric may be right about idea of importing power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... supply. It boils down to a choice between importing about 30 per cent of power from the mainland grid or upgrading local power generation. South China Morning Post, June 6   It is not only ... growth in Hong Kong, down from more than 10 per cent 30 years ago to less than 1 per cent now. This leads to an obvious question. Why now? Decisive measures to guarantee power supply might have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1527546/hk-electric-may-be-right-about-idea-importing-power-mainland
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1293491/public-housing-plan-case-too-much-too-late
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1131759/limitations-government-may-sell-us-pup-housing
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is the only sum I have yet heard mentioned. It may be just enough for the purpose provided that all housing, medical and special needs costs are separately met and that the beneficiaries have no taste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1520668/pension-funding-figures-dont-add

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