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

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with the red line is an unrecognised foreign-exchange loss of US$520 billion. And yet someone in Beijing wants the Swiss to buy yuan bonds. The money will just go into further capital account inflation ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Thailand's capital inflows and outflows as a percentage of GDP. Even these are probably inflated by false declarations for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. So, yes, Peter, scratch your head indeed. ...

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

    iBonds are little help in easing inflation and a bad bet financially

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp iBond offers a circus of hype for a few crumbs of profit The Hong Kong Monetary Authority's anticipated sale of a third tranche of inflation linked bonds is set ... inflation or a minimum of 1 per cent. Given that bank deposits over the past four years have carried interest rates averaging between zero and nothing while the CPI has averaged 3.2 per cent year ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

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

    ... is actually quite high in the present low-yield environment and it takes no account of inflation that will steadily erode the purchasing power of a HK$4,000 a month pension or the fact that we might ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Flawed forecasts from fiscal working group defy laws of the universe

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Fiscal group's inflation figures fail to account for temporary anomalies that will self-correct Flawed forecasts defy the laws of the universe we live in Advisers ... some statistical background for their messages of doom- specifically the forecasts, on which their prophecies rest- of various measures of inflation up to the year 2041. These are shown ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tsang mistakes full employment (good) for a manpower shortage (bad)

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:19am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... economy, which economists regard as an ideal state of affairs. In these circumstances, wages rise faster than inflation, and the whole structure of the economy adapts itself to climbing another ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    How the export invoicing trick works

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 03:43am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... year while overall mainland export growth was soft. This must have been, they say, because these exporters inflated the payments they received for their goods. Right, let's work out how ...

  8. 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

    ... of it. The figures are inflated. Tourism is nowhere near as important to our economy. We start with the fact that two-thirds of the average tourist dollar is spent on shopping. Find me ...

  9. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKMA's Norman Chan easily spooked by what the US probably won't do

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rate of less than one hundredth of 1 per cent, while consumer price inflation runs at 4 per cent. Put another way, inflation is robbing Hong Kong savers of the equivalent of about HK$180 ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rising wages pay off in the end for a World City

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 12:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rate of inflation with higher wages for waiters. Higher wages for cement mixers may also mean government having to reconsider its long wish list of big infrastructure projects, which it should ...




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