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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The law of champerty, like other old-fashioned legal system rules, threatens lawyers' incomes, which is why they are adamantly against it Money's talking when ... with no direct interest in a legal action from encouraging and supporting litigation in return for a share of the proceeds from successful lawsuits or settlements. SCMP, April 23 That word, champerty, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1495426/moneys-talking-when-lawyers-oppose-ancient-law
  2. 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

    ... financial services minister has warned market players not to expect the quota under the proposed cross-border stock trading scheme to be increased after it is filled, despite complaints that the cap ... control of the process and the final jump to real reform will be made by criminal elements who steal all the economy's resources. Our financial services minister, however, will still ...

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

    ... be a superb idea. Johnny Blogger, however, measures government achievement less in terms of service to the people he helps govern than in tonnes of concrete poured for increasingly pointless ...

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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Time civil servants worked on being happy- not miserable Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang Kwok-wai said yesterday: "In the face of demographic challenges ... is that this will happen later. It's a lasting irony of public service jobs that, although the only independent professional survey ever done of them showed that they were paid three times their private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465781/its-time-our-civil-servants-work-being-happy-not-miserable
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

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

    ... Liu, principal assistant secretary for financial services, Letters to the editor, March 19 Let us set this in proper perspective as what we have here is actually a story of rank injustice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1452682/hong-kong-dances-money-laundering-tune
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor A barrister was sentenced to 3½ years' jail yesterday for what a judge said were "obnoxious" deals to buy into his clients' ... deprived a professional colleague of fee income that could have been extracted from these clients for no real service to them. And he was only sentenced to jail for it? Bring back the noose. This, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1206555/citys-legal-system-courts-disaster-poor
  7. 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

    ... that an economy based on services alone would constitute putting all its eggs in one basket. In constant price terms, manufacturing continues to account for 25 per cent of Singapore's gross domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1434083/hong-kong-doesnt-need-morlocks-delta-fix-labour-woes
  8. 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

    ... who make these things and perform these services for us. This would give us what we want at low cost, and we could thus have more of it. But stop. The people whom we would pay so poorly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1430943/tsang-mistakes-full-employment-good-manpower-shortage-bad
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Case for downsizing at ICAC as job gets smaller

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the other day of a child holding two service revolvers at ICAC Open Day. Picture it now- an armed anti-corruption Swat squad in a raid on a gang of holed-up bribe takers. Tell us, fellas, please do, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1429846/case-downsizing-icac-job-gets-smaller
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF 'scandal' of overcharging deserves scrutiny by SFC

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... do nothing about it when they charge you the moon for their services. It also creates an administrative mare's nest. Every time you change jobs you add to a trail of different MPF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426708/mpf-scandal-overcharging-deserves-scrutiny-sfc

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