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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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

    ... 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, ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

    ... researches his investment choices closely, of course. He is known to be a thorough reader of company accounts. But I think he succeeds mostly because a good match of personal and market character ...

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

    Why going to college isn't the answer to China's hi-tech dilemma

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in mind in particular at the moment is a book I am reading – the autobiography of Steve Wozniak, who designed the break-through Apple 2 computer and only got his college degree years later. Why he ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Survey skewing is simple if you ask the right questions

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... says its respondents would ask of a dual-share Alibaba. Mind you, that 19 per cent may be the right discount for Alibaba. I personally sympathise with the respondent who wanted a 50 per cent ...




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