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  1. 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

    ... that the runway would be certain to go ahead. Events are now falling right in line with that game plan. As a fall-back ploy, however, they also came up with the stratagem of saying that we must first ... poverty is a problem. Now let us assume that we put HK$200 billion into an old-age investment fund and target a return of 2 per cent a year, which is not high in ordinary times. This would yield ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584400/funding-must-be-front-and-centre-debate-third-runway
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... constituency seat in the Legislative Council and the holder of that seat invariably votes in line with the administration on issues in which Beijing takes an interest. Some things are important. So ... and it is not bid-rigging that is pushing these quotes sky-high. No, it is just the unavoidable course of events and they can do nothing about it. Is this true? To the data. The blue line in the first chart shows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594838/hong-kong-contractors-bid-rigging-behind-rising-prices
  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developments in Hong Kong, members [of the commission on poverty] agreed that it has to be taken forward prudently and that more time is needed to examine the report and discuss relevant issues ... tomorrow. Proper respect and care for the aged, however, is far less important than pouring concrete. The commission on poverty obviously recognised this indubitable truth and balked at the cost. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1582903/retire-these-amateurish-efforts-pension-reform
  4. 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

    ... nothing beats boring companies that do boring things. They make you money. IT loses you money. Don't believe me? Welcome to poverty. And let's get it straight about Alibaba, too. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  5. 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

    ... by 2017-18. SCMP City What an irony that a government corporation set up to help the poor should draw a poverty line at HK$28.2 billion. But while it still has about HK$68 billion in liquid assets ... of HK$1,200. These rents can go much higher. And the tenants will have little cause to plead poverty. As the second chart shows, wages have risen quite notably over the last seven years while public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's employers who are best at distorting labour market "[The minimum wage] is an ineffective solution for addressing poverty, and its main outcome is to distort the labour market decisions of employers and employees. Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim South China Morning Post, July 30 I'm a coward. I like easy targets. But let me pretend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570078/employers-and-not-just-minimum-wage-distort-hong-kong-labour
  7. 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

    ... at the moment and that is where they want to keep it by avoiding any discussion of it. Their line is that we must first decide whether we need a third runway and then we can talk about how we fund it. ...

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

    ... of how much all of this might affect consumer activity. The blue line represents the growth of the retail sales index, the red line the growth of total domestic-market spending. For the red line ...

    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 goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the Shanghai through train. Yet you can almost see him scratching his head. Time for some education. The blue line at the top of the chart represents capital flows of all forms (direct investment, ... but it certainly looks odd. Why should a wealthy economy that prides itself on its self-reliance be so reliant on foreign investment? Let us add to the confusion. The red line swinging along the bottom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561436/hong-kong-goes-flow-and-reaps-rewards-capital-movements
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong government's reserves are not big enough to fight 'financial predators'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that he was thinking of no more at the outside than HK$10 billion. In the end it was HK$120 billion. There was one point on the last day of his big push that his bank credit lines briefly ran out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators

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