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

    Pay up for market information- don't expect it to be free

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... free or, at least, that it should do so. It does not and should not. Market information is valuable and should be treated so. Take note here that I am not speaking of investment analysts' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1589604/pay-market-information-dont-expect-it-be-free
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing- not science- is the best use of land at Science Park's fourth phase

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... our fate if we keep trying it, just look at Singapore, squandering billions and deep in deficit on investment income in its balance of payments in a vain attempt to create a self-sustaining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1588170/housing-not-science-best-use-land-science-parks-fourth-phase
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Li Ka-shing's stake in investment property is far less than what it seems

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... effect Li's actual stake in property rentals not that much Li Ka-shing's apparent move to reduce his investments in Hong Kong could damage the city's economic competitiveness, says ... of investment property in its latest accounts. The equivalent figure for Sun Hung Kai Properties is HK$281 billion. Thus I cannot see how the Hong Kong property market would really suffer all that badly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510838/li-ka-shings-stake-investment-property-far-less-what-it-seems
  4. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... poverty is a problem. Now let us assume that we put HK$200 billion into an old-age investment fund and target a return of 2 per cent a year, which is not high in ordinary times. This would yield ... would fund the scheme. There is only one way to do things here. It is to fold a share of the cost of that runway into the airfare of every air traveller who uses our airport. Any investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584400/funding-must-be-front-and-centre-debate-third-runway
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... impressed me right from my investment analyst days when they used to offer us tours at Kai Tak once a year and showed how they had all the equipment to put together a Boeing 747 from the ground up. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573126/haeco-grounded-elite-bank-jobs-pay-more
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... investment. It was either this or two other choices: (1) let the US dollar circulate widely within the country as an everyday currency of transaction or (2) let the yuan exchange rate find its own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1567901/easy-way-out-foreign-inflows-comes-price-china
  7. 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

    ... should be prudent when borrowing and investing". Thank you, Peter, for another big addition to the sum of human knowledge. But the HKMA does have a problem. The instruction manual ... of the Shanghai through train. Yet you can almost see him scratching his head. Time for some education. The blue line at the top of the chart represents capital flows of all forms (direct investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561436/hong-kong-goes-flow-and-reaps-rewards-capital-movements
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... been sitting still there except that the roadblock to the top of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority was suddenly unblocked when his predecessor declared a through train on mainland investment ... They are safe no matter what happens. And no matter how risky the investments the crooks then make with the money, they know it won't be taken back from them. They are thus induced to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  9. 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

    ... swap agreement with the People's Bank of China... The SNB [Swiss National Bank] also obtained a yuan investment quota, with which it could invest part of its foreign exchange reserves ... solution. Ship those dollars back out again by investing them in the US. You are not buying goods or services with them this time because, if you were, these would count as imports, and then China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559951/chinas-currency-swap-deal-switzerland-just-plain-dumb
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong government's reserves are not big enough to fight 'financial predators'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of new housing. Financial predators were not driven off in 1998. There were none, only a few young yahoos It then occurred to a small clique of young yahoos working for some of the investment ... up a war chest big enough to contain a financial crisis if the investment world thinks you are vulnerable. Vultures, however, only feed on dead meat and you will only be vulnerable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators

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