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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the commercial banks and sent this money abroad as foreign reserves. And now look at the chart. I draw your attention first to the red line, which shows that this kind of mopping out has now pushed ... and amassed only to support a PBOC monetary policy that has gone off the rails. Now look again at the chart, this time at the blue line. It shows you what these reserves cost the PBOC. The difference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559951/chinas-currency-swap-deal-switzerland-just-plain-dumb
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Overpaid box tickers at SFC leave us none the wiser about price-sensitive information

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... don't even rate as professionals, but this has also risen twice as fast as the nominal wage and salary indices over the last 10 years. Do you see that line with the words "out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556626/overpaid-box-tickers-sfc-leave-us-none-wiser-about-price
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    My seven hours on July 1 march was worth it for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... no Putonghua spoken around me- which is unusual these days on the route of that march- and I saw few other expatriates. I thought I might encounter some glances or comments along the line of: ... banners, all led by a sizeable brass band. Already in Victoria Park there were one or two disparaging remarks from the organisers on the stand along the lines of: "Very pretty, Falun Gong. Now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547561/my-seven-hours-july-1-march-was-worth-it-hong-kong
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's consumer success story still has a long way to go

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it while it's hot, baby, and we got just the line of stocks you want. I remember someone telling me recently that with modern communications, it takes less than a tenth of a second to send ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1530418/chinas-consumer-success-story-still-has-long-way-go

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