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

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's employers who are best at distorting labour market "[The minimum wage] is an ineffective solution for addressing poverty, and its main outcome is to distort the labour market decisions of employers and employees. Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim South China Morning Post, July 30 I'm a coward. I like easy targets. But let me pretend ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

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

    ... Jake van der Kamp No need to fuss as the idea of a nation state is an artificial creation and there are no economic obstacles to regional independence Why the 'yes' camp ... in the "No" camp on independence; Adam Smith because of the benefits of free trade in union with England, and David Hume because union promoted mutual understanding. So much for Adam Smith and David ...

  3. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Despite its No 2 world ranking, the aircraft maintenance company's best days may be behind them with their labour shortages likely to worsen Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more A shortage of labour is limiting Hong Kong's position in the aircraft maintenance industry even though it is home to the world's ...

  4. 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

    ... for labour migrants a misstep back in time "I believe everyone in Hong Kong has noticed that we are facing shortages of manpower …" John Tsang Chun-wah, Financial Secretary Everyone does ... it in quite the wholesale numbers required for all the jobs we want to keep low paid, then we would have not labour imports but ethnic migration. Hong Kong would become a province of the Philippines. ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... the way that low unemployment is pushing up wages for menial labourers, and his solution for the so-called labour gap (the accepted euphemism) is a common one- bring in lots of migrant labour ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Leung Chun-ying successfully resists employers' migrant labour demands

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp CY resists employers' demands for migrant labour It would be easy to dismiss the chief executive's latest policy address as just the usual staff New Year party- ... complaints about critical labour shortages. I thought I might find it under the heading of Development of the Construction Industry as our government bureaucrats have occasionally sung the chorus ...

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

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... labour anywhere. And now they will be able find it with little need of re-training or dislocation. We won't have to open the gates to migrant labour. If falling tourist expenditure puts shop ... to get on its feet and has an oversupply of unskilled labour for menial jobs. That's not us. In last Sunday's column I wrote that I thought the government's consultation ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's consumer success story still has a long way to go

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... approach and the authorities will find consumer spending also contributes to growth. China will then see a paradigm shift to people enjoying the fruits of their labours. Household consumption ...

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

    Chinese brands in world of their own

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... product, manufacturing now takes place across many different countries, with China accounting for little more than the labour-intensive and final-assembly stages. All the rest- from product ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - JAKE'S VIEW

    It's time for our civil servants to work on being happy- not miserable

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... are happier to work later into life and by choice, not by compulsion. Over the past four years the labour force has grown by more than 40,000 people over the age of 65 and their labour force ... the labour force participation rate for over 65s is now more than 20 per cent. Yet, as the second chart shows, in order to bolster their pessimistic view of things, our government planners project ...




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