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  1. 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

    ... 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 ... robbed them. These two are class-action lawsuits and contingency fees. If you believe you have been cheated, you can join your lawsuit to those of others who are taking the same case to court, ...

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

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a tactical training school at Fanling specifically to train its members in riot and crowd control. It has put class after class through all the latest techniques in gradated force. It has armoured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rich are easy target but tax offensive won't help the poor

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:18am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... France, and the result has been that in Hong Kong you can now hear French around you at every turn. The French middle classes have fled. That's the middle classes, not the rich. ... jobs abroad as easily as their educated English-speaking middle-class compatriots can do and so they stay home to be embraced by their taxman. Walk through the suburbs of any French city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1501208/rich-are-easy-target-tax-offensive-wont-help-poor
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Council proposals won't do much for investor protection

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not have. In New York, for instance, cheated shareholders can sue via class action paid for in contingency fees. These are union-busting advances which our own Amalgamated Brotherhood of Law ... fancy, live high, fly first class and then return and recommend the reforms already in process; mission accomplished. But, aw shucks, they wouldn't listen to me. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537836/council-proposals-wont-do-much-investor-protection
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    If Yaks can fly, so can China's jumbo

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... What a noble goal. And still politicians in countries of middling influence try it all the time to puff up their self-importance. There is Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1528941/if-yaks-can-fly-so-can-chinas-jumbo
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Ungrateful arts leaders owe public an apology over West Kowloon project

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:29am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... community but also a betrayal of its aspiration to build a world-class arts hub, industry leaders say. SCMP, May 31 Note that bit about "industry leaders". We got us a construction ... and "cold". You also get a stoking of the fires of civic hubris. Note that bit about "aspiration to build a world-class arts hub." In your eye, Shanghai- we've got the highest ratio ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524094/ungrateful-arts-leaders-owe-public-apology-over-west-kowloon-project
  7. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    Corporate rescue bill not worth saving

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... tells me that in years to come Hong Kong post-1997 will be held up in political science classes around the world as an example of a completely unworkable political system. But this salvaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1525558/corporate-rescue-bill-not-worth-saving
  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Welfarism of corporate kind is the real problem

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... welfarism" and the sustainability of public finances among middle-class Hongkongers, who shoulder the lion's share of the city's tax burden. SCMP, February 5 You would think something ... here on which to pin a charge of welfarism. All in all, Professor Lau, I think this middle class, for which you profess such loving concern, is less troubled by social welfare than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1421694/welfarism-corporate-kind-real-problem
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't write off Warren Buffett, despite recent failures of judgment

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... But it was a loss. We never again had so reliable an indicator in Asian markets. Warren Buffett is of a different class. He is the sort of guru who consistently gets its right. My rule in these matters still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1503517/dont-write-warren-buffett-despite-recent-failures-judgment
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

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

    ... in the practice of criminalising income participation- contingency fee as it is called in up-to-date judicial systems. We also still prohibit people from unifying their lawsuits through class actions ... bring ready access to justice within affordable reach of the entire population by permitting contingency fees and class action lawsuits. If cheated by Crook Investment Advisors Ltd, you would ...

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

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