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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Occupy Central is no threat to Hongkong Land's earnings

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp UBS analysts' dire warnings about the protests' potential impact on Hongkong Land tell us more about the investment bank's own earnings Occupy Central ... to drop. There must of course be investment implications to anything so dire and an investment bank, UBS, has now come out with them. Hongkong Land, with its fiefdom of Central office properties, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1463339/occupy-central-no-threat-hongkong-lands-earnings
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Not everyone will be safe when banks go bust

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not actually make things safer. It's called moral hazard in the business. Every form of investment, even a bank deposit, carries risk and when you try to remove deposit risk you only make ... Jake van der Kamp Not everyone will be safe when banks go bust [The Hong Kong Monetary Authority] wants banks to set aside as much as 3.5 per cent of their capital as a countercyclical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1417021/not-everyone-will-be-safe-when-banks-go-bust
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Long Hair's pension fund filibuster a grand idea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... fiscal savings of the government and various statutory bodies plus the accumulated investment profits on these savings. It is like a general public savings account with the bank. But the one ... could reduce this figure by as much as 10 per cent if we made certain reforms, which we did make, in booking of investment income. The present ratio of reserves to GDP is 77 per cent. Nuff said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1472157/long-hairs-pension-fund-filibuster-grand-idea
  4. 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

    ... non-stop move. For stock markets it would mean opening the Shanghai market to all investors around the world without restriction and permitting Chinese nationals to invest anywhere in the world. But the supposed reform we now have applies to only two exchanges, severely limits the investable amount, both in total and in daily trading quotas, limits the number of stocks in the scheme and limits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1482461/cross-border-stock-trading-scheme-not-through-train-milk-train
  5. 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

    ... investment bank wolf. The picture that comes to mind is rather of a Swiss moo cow with a bell under its neck, chewing the cud on an alpine meadow. UBS is basically a nice bunch of people who seem 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455023/ubs-rate-transgressions-hong-kong-are-not-what-they-appear
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Alibaba conjures up 'fantasy' returns

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... listed mainland banks. SCMP, March 5 The word from Beijing is that the figure has now risen to at least 500 billion yuan (HK$632 billion). This works out to an average of almost two billion yuan a day since inception and leads to an obvious question. How does an e-commerce internet portal with no previous banking experience take in two billion yuan a day and put the money into secure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1447314/alibaba-conjures-fantasy-returns
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Sales jockeys sending yuan customers on to the rocks

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... me make a confession here. I can give you a simple explanation of a TRF but for the nitty gritty go to the investment bank lawyers who devised them. It's my guess that a good number ... to people? Simple. As Jake's Sixth Rule of Investment holds, for every word you add to the instrument's name, you add at least 1 per cent to the fee. A bank sales jockey (personal financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1451036/sales-jockeys-sending-yuan-customers-rocks
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    InvestHK cooks up the perfect candidate for public relations ceremony

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to overcharge their customers here. And now let's consider the HK$79 billion invested here by InvestHK clients since 2000. Was that all foreign money? Did our local banks in Hong Kong not get even ... it all foreign investment when our own bank deposits made up a fair proportion of it. How much was really foreign investment, Mr Galpin? Not that it actually matters. One thing Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1305879/investhk-cooks-perfect-candidate-public-relations-ceremony
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Government power demand forecast much too high

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... consumption, is the cornerstone of any planning exercise on investment in generating capacity and our planners just haven't done their homework. But I wonder if what I smell here is a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1456457/government-power-demand-forecast-much-too-high
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... up and listen." But this arrogant body does swing a club. By declaring any jurisdiction non-compliant with its edicts it has so far been able to hinder bank transfers between Europe and that jurisdiction. European bank regulators run scared of FATF. Looking guilty of a crime is enough to be sent to prison if it involves any money transfers This means that we in Hong Kong have to watch our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1452682/hong-kong-dances-money-laundering-tune

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