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  1. Business - Money - JAKE'S VIEW

    SFC turns a blind eye to the real wrongdoers

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Despite claims of strict enforcement, our securities regulator blatantly allows share price manipulation in the brave new world of underwriting SFC turns a blind eye to real wrongdoers In a statement announcing the tribunal's ruling [on hedge fund Tiger Asia Management], the Securities and Futures Commission said: "This heralds a sterner approach ...

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

    Canada's misguided pitch to rich Chinese immigrants

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... would then have to pay up again five years later. Here is your rule, as friends from Vancouver tell me it still is: If you want to keep money safe, keep it out of Premier Christy Clark's ...

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

    Fearful finance chief John Tsang misses the point about tolerating peaceful dissent

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and local courts strong-armed into ruling against them when they seek legal redress. This is where politicians can at will tilt playing fields that were meant to be level, and make it impossible ... just won't stand for it, or because these politicians are bound by rule of law and the courts have ruled against them. When you see this, you can be certain that here is a jurisdiction ...

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

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things "You say the rule of law in Hong Kong is important, but you are now, as a professor of law, advocating ... Post, September 18 I'm not sure I entirely agree with you here, Arthur. The duty of the citizen to obey the law is not quite the same thing as observing the rule of law. What we have ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by the chief executive to use the MTR's land seizure powers for his residential projects. I can't rule it out. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of loose imperial rule, Roman Empire or Holy Roman Empire. Fortunately, it is with the people of Europe again as the European Union. What need then for an interposing level of bureaucracy between ...

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

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs Besides Alibaba, the exchange paper showed it lags the US in getting information technology firms ... bandit who happens by. Just forget it, fellows. If you can't change the lawyers' rules, then don't change your own. ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... evaluation. Hong Kong had best ready itself. We practice a gross breach of one of its most fundamental principles of rule of law And Hong Kong has. We have found an easy way to score high ... whether or not there was a crime. It sounds incredible and yet it is fact, courtesy of the administration of that supposed paragon of virtue, governor Chris Patten. We pride ourselves on rule ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 it. The basic rule here is something like the law of gravity, which says that what goes up must come back down. In balance of payments matters, the law is that what comes in must go back out. ...




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