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

    Cheers to the wine fakers who help tell us what's real

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a valuable service to society. They make it plain when consumer goods are overpriced. There are some exceptions to be made, of course. I don't approve of fake aircraft parts, fake infant milk formula and fake medicines. Law enforcement agencies are well employed when protecting the public from such things. But where is the deep evil in a bottle of wine that is not quite what ...

  2. 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's ... trading arrangement, however, what you get is the milk train, the one that stops at every farmers' village and makes you wonder why anyone ever thought the train was an improvement ...

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

    Don't write off Warren Buffett, despite recent failures of judgment

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is a good formula for getting a market right. It is not as good as conventional thinking is for getting a market wrong, but very good nonetheless. And where Mr Buffett finds himself out of character ...

  4. 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

    ... never quite to understand how banking is so widely regarded as carnivorous. Why must others think meat when UBS thinks milk? But that's fine by predatory regulators who also inhabit ...

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

    KMB losses show we may need to rethink transport pricing

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

    ... some years ago with a fare-setting formula that was based on taking half the increase in the overall consumer price index and half of the increase in transport workers' wages, less a small ... conditions. The proof is now in of how completely out of touch this formula is with reality. KMB will need an 8.5 per cent fare increase just to break even next year, says Edmond Ho Tat-man, its ...

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

    Crazy thinking will damage MTR further down the line

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... adjustment formula, which could make it more difficult to increase fares. It is anticipated the review will lead to a curbing of fare rises, after prices increased three years in a row under the existing formula. SCMP, March 12 I would like to understand the thinking here but, try as I might, I just cannot do it. It is alien to any rational concept of how a public service corporation ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    In Hibor debate, remember you have to pay for good data

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

    ... didn't know it, is like one of those placid Swiss cows that inhabit the alpine meadows with bells hanging from their necks to tell their owners where they roam. "Milk me, milk me, milk me," rings the UBS bell and hungry regulators and lawyers around the world quickly oblige, milking it for billions in fines and fees, all the while trying to make you believe that it's ...

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

    Bankers' high pay is governments' fault

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... It's a perfect formula to encourage wild risk-taking. Bad idea as it may be for a government to nationalise a bank, it is utter madness to nationalise one side of a bank and leave the other ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The black and white behind the statistics

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Putting the pin to the balloon that mainland foreign direct investment figures can be trusted about as much as its baby milk powder The black ... the cashier in order to discourage thieves, there are shelves carrying only tins of baby milk powder. We all know the reason. Mainland residents don't trust the baby milk they are sold ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Excessive caution leaves reserves going to waste

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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Put that HK$1.6 trillion in savings to real work rather than squander it on needless projects Excessive caution leaves reserves going to waste There has been much talk about what the appropriate level of reserves should be. I don't think we need a complicated formula. A common sense rule of thumb says an amount equivalent to 12 months' recurrent ...




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