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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... airport did relative to the number of passengers it handles and 64 per cent more cargo aircraft movements. Having two runways instead of just the single one at old Kai Tak was a convenience ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... housing rents have actually declined, even without taking the persistent rebates into account. In fact a 50 per cent increase in rents would only put them back where they were relative to wages ...

  3. 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 practise one person, one vote in politics but we stick to one share, one vote in the market. And yet here, trying it on again, we have this odd financial advisory council that the chief executive, ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Social responsibility should begin and end with the law

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... obligation rather than a social one. Breach the law and they lay themselves open to prosecution. CSR means nothing if we talk only of what the law requires. All persons and corporations are required ...

  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Permanent stimulus is putting China's economic health at risk

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... such as railways and social housing construction. SCMP, June 14   I personally have never found any need for amphetamines but I know people who do and I recognise their effect. I recognise it in economic ... as it is in personal health and where that debility plays out in the economy is in the health of the financial system. Specifically, continued stimulus endangers the recoverability of advances made ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Smell a rat? Let the market deal with it

    Posted May 20th 2014, 12:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on this occasion that the offence is defined as overly active trading by stockbrokers in discretionary accounts managed on behalf of relatives. I have also heard it defined there as collusion with other ... was devoted to deciding which trades of the day should go to his personal account and which to his clients. It cannot be done any longer, of course. Where paper is still used for passing orders along, ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Provident Fund. And the problem with the MPF is that although it nominally takes only 10 per cent out of wages, this can be up to half of personal disposable savings, money that people desperately need if they want to start a business of their own. Instead of seeing a return on that money of 20 per cent, which is the sort of return people reasonably expect from a small personal business, ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's hi-tech love affair can only end in heartbreak

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Bureaucrats calling for more public spending on hi-tech should heed the lessons of Cyberport and Science Park; let's stick to what we do best Hi-tech love affairs only end in pain Technology is an important foundation for most successful economies, and Hong Kong may want to carve out a niche in the related sectors. But without much of a hi-tech industry, ...

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

    Exports a handy fudge when playing the Hong Kong GDP numbers game

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 2.5 per cent, which was so heavily dragged down by exports. But then you find that the biggest component of GDP, personal consumption expenditure, showed a growth rate of only 2 per cent, ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Li Ka-shing's stake in investment property is far less than what it seems

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and there is no reason why he should be particularly loyal to them now. His personal attributable interest in the stock is no more than about 20 per cent anyway. I think this Beijing think tank, the Chinese ...




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