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  1. 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

    ... that Hong Kong residents have spent abroad. Thus if mainland tourist spending here now crashes, our economy will march on untroubled. But I hear you. This is all wrong, you say. Things should ... tourists buy in our shops is imported. But consider some other things. You may say that a drop in mainland tourism will put a number of people out of work and push up our unemployment figures. Yes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532890/mainlanders-spending-hong-kong-doesnt-show-our-gdp-thats
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    By delaying release of iPhone 6 in mainland China, Apple encourages fakes

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Apple's iPhone 6 delay in mainland encourages fakers "We can't buy the iPhone6 on the mainland now... but I can buy one from this shop, and it's pink! ... that the iPhone6 will be available only in silver, gold and grey when it goes on sale in Hong Kong on Friday, and it will not be available in the mainland for another week. But you can always check if you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591804/delaying-release-iphone-6-mainland-china-apple-encourages
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    'Grim' retail sales index tells only fraction of story

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to be fewer than one-quarter but then we had the shopping boom by mainland tourists, which redoubled in intensity in 2010. Mainland shoppers buy the sorts of things that show up in the retail sales ... for the last two years. The market resists, the mainland tourists cannot be pushed. Oh, I cry such enormous, huge tears. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565124/grim-retail-sales-index-tells-only-fraction-story
  4. 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

    ... see, were cash couriers bringing money across the mainland border to facilitate commerce with the mainland, a perfectly innocuous activity and not illegal here although frowned on by Beijing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the more common reasons offered for the strength of our property market is that an inflow of hot money, principally from the mainland, is driving prices up. But hot money flows mostly do not go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586672/distant-central-bankers-drive-home-prices-hong-kong
  6. 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

    ... need a Ferrari, well, neither did they need to clog our runways by subsidising minor airlines to operate small aircraft to minor mainland towns in competition with Shenzhen. Their cynicism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584400/funding-must-be-front-and-centre-debate-third-runway
  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 to list here. At the end of May, a third of the 102 mainland companies listed in the US [had] dual-class share structures and 70 per cent of them [were] IT companies. In Hong Kong only 6 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

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

    ... a third runway. But then tourists might not want to come here and our economy would lose out, you say. Really? If the air traveller thinks that flying from or to here is not worth the extra money, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  10. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Head scratching in HKMA can make way for reality of mainland-bound capital movements How HK goes with the flow and reaps the rewards Hong Kong must stay alert ... pretending that it is meant for Hong Kong, and pumped it out again as foreign investment from Hong Kong into the mainland. It's just a false declaration trick, a neat way of making mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561436/hong-kong-goes-flow-and-reaps-rewards-capital-movements

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