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  1. 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

    ... rise in interest rates, welcome it Homeowners do not have to worry about a sudden surge in interest rates, which would further hit an already ailing property market after the United States ... Business, June 30   I am sure Professor Chan is right. All this talk of tapering by the Fed is just that, talk. The United States is so addicted now to ultra-low interest rates that going into rehab ...

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

    Vital aspect missing from the Shanghai through train-trust

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... you about vital pillars. There is really only one in any stock market and it is called trust. Unless the people with whom you have invested your money are working for your interests as well ... be. The bigger reason is that Beijing doesn't really much care if it tramples on shareholders' interests in using this market to achieve a national political goal of raising money ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of 55 international airports covered. You wonder how it happens. It's our airport. We paid for it. But the people we hire to run it do so not in our interests but in the interests ...

  4. Whose interests does the stock exchange serve?

    Posted Jun 11th 2009, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... lawyer but that he truly understands markets and has the interests of the investing public at heart, even when it means being at odds with his board. Jake van der Kamp is a former Post columnist ...

  5. Government's numbers game makes for interesting reading

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... run. Don't believe me? Well, it's fact. You can look it up in the customs data. You may also be interested to know that these mainland exports to Hong Kong amounted to HK$1.5 trillion ...

  6. 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

    ... that yen interest rates were low. And when Indonesian farmers then discovered that the yen had gone up, the rupiah down and they had twice as much to repay as they had borrowed, well, how sad. But, ...

  7. No strong reason to believe in full-gloom interest-rate scenario

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... we, Jake?' Very well, two it is. First question: Why have our banks suddenly lifted interest rates by 50 basis points to 6.25 per cent for the benchmark HSBC best lending rate? Answer: ... in term deposits has risen about $200 billion while the amount held in savings and non-interest-bearing demand deposits has fallen about $200 billion. However much their deposit rates have risen, ...

  8. It's our airport and the airlines' self-interest should be shot down

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... will clutch at any straw argument to cloak their real motive of self-interest. Let us declare ours. As taxpayers who paid for the airport we want a decent return on our money if it is now to be sold to private interests. We can dispense with the objections of the airlines. It was not their investment. ...

  9. 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

    ... by the banking system. Loans still appear solid, interest on them is still paid, but underneath all this, the recoverability of the principal becomes ever less certain. Take the four examples cited ... bankruptcy proceedings against a provincial government. It will just make more advances to cover interest payments on past advances and less money will then be available for real investment. ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals in Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Hong Kong is forced to follow as a negligent and scared Fed keeps interest rates at record low levels in a vain attempt to lift the economy US ... Kong dollar peg to the US dollar our interest rates and yields on all financial assets can vary little from their US equivalents except in times of crisis. In the US an irresponsible monetary ...




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