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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. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Xi Jinping fluffs lines in sticking to FTZ script

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 06:26am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... sq km zone within Shanghai unless he builds a wall around that zone and guards it as carefully as any other of the mainland's entry or exit ports, which would defeat the purpose of having such a zone. Yet if he allows free movement in and out of the zone, the mainland's capital flows will move across it as easily as goods and people do. Beijing would then start to lose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1627797/xi-jinping-fluffs-lines-sticking-ftz-script
  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

    ... of mainland tourists. But there is another way of looking at this. What financial markets also fear in their longer term decisions of where they base themselves is governments that indulge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1609586/fearful-finance-chief-john-tsang-misses-point-about
  4. 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

    ... mainlanders to immigrate to Montreal with promises of Canadian citizenship. But when they come they stay in Vancouver, where they wanted to be all along. You can't stop people from going anywhere ... that mainland applicants must pay for the privilege are then turned over to the Quebec government because Quebec is where they said they would go, while British Columbia gets nothing. Let's parse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614592/canadas-misguided-pitch-rich-chinese-immigrants
  5. 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

    ... happened in the Tiger Asia case, except that things then did not go the brave new way. Tiger Asia took the view on an issue of mainland bank shares that what they had been told gave them reasons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1615882/sfc-turns-blind-eye-real-wrongdoers
  6. 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
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong logistics sector doesn't need own ministry, despite whinge by lobbyists

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... these migrant workers in from the mainland every day, please estimate for me how much more traffic congestion we will get on the road to that container port whose prospects you instead wish to enhance. Let's put these prospects into perspective with a picture. That's us in the no-growth line at the bottom of the chart. While container throughput in the mainland's major coastal ports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1611012/hong-kong-logistics-sector-doesnt-need-own-ministry-despite-whinge
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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