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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong logistics sector doesn't need own ministry, despite whinge by lobbyists

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Nor can it justify being granted big tracts of land and thousands of imported workers, as suggested in British Chamber of Commerce pitch HK logistics sector doesn't need its own ministry "The cargo-centricity and largely international outlook of the logistics, ports and air freight sectors cannot be adequately supported under the current Transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1611012/hong-kong-logistics-sector-doesnt-need-own-ministry-despite-whinge
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Take a lesson from the West, yuan boost won't spur growth

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... very easily. The point about all this where China is concerned is that the latest economic figures all point to an economic slowdown, particularly in the property market, which is mammothly oversupplied and has experienced a steady and steepening decline in prices in recent months. Who wants to put money into property when you can expect to get less back out than you put in and still have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1602455/take-lesson-west-yuan-boost-wont-spur-growth
  3. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Industry players say their own costs are pushing quotes sky-high, but data taken from GDP figures does not support their claims HK contractors' bid-rigging behind rising prices One contractor who asked to remain anonymous described ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594838/hong-kong-contractors-bid-rigging-behind-rising-prices
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and it is that these irresponsible monetary practices abroad have completely distorted our property market. I present the evidence of the chart, which shows that over the last six years prices of smaller flats, defined ... of the more common reasons offered for the strength of our property market is that an inflow of hot money, principally from the mainland, is driving prices up. But hot money flows mostly do not go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586672/distant-central-bankers-drive-home-prices-hong-kong
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing- not science- is the best use of land at Science Park's fourth phase

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... what a surprise- help for the elderly and for small and medium enterprises. If only Science Park chairman Nick Brooke, a career property man, could learn to wrap his tongue around words like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1588170/housing-not-science-best-use-land-science-parks-fourth-phase
  6. 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

    ... of newly listed companies from January 2010 to December 2013 were IT firms. Business, August 30 Some people just don't know when they are well off. In my view, one of the strongest arguments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  7. 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

    ... to the US dollar was in occasional question and general confidence was weakened when a certain ship owner's son, mistakenly made chief executive, vowed to trash property prices with a flood ... Settlements estimates that at the end of 2013 the total worldwide value outstanding for the over the counter derivatives markets was US$710 trillion. That's just the start of what you have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Recession, high property prices not signs of market failure

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp A pause in growth is the market's self-correcting mechanism that points economic efforts into new directions when binge investing has failed Recession, high property ... the two work together and how to strike a balance between social costs and benefits . Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah 2013 budget speech Live and learn. When I was in school, I learned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1160424/recession-high-property-prices-not-signs-market-failure
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China risk is the real worry for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... As the first chart shows, even at the height of the property slump in 2001, with residential prices on their way to a 70 per cent collapse from their 1997 peaks, the six-month mortgage delinquency ... keenly, although they do. Traditionally, if your bank forecloses on you it can sell your property at only the value of your outstanding mortgage balance. Someone in the know- we say no more- may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555497/china-risk-real-worry-hong-kong-banks
  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

    ... effect Li's actual stake in property rentals not that much Li Ka-shing's apparent move to reduce his investments in Hong Kong could damage the city's economic competitiveness, says a study by a central government think tank. SCMP, May 10 And just how would it have that result? Let us first consider the nature of property development, Mr Li's primary business. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510838/li-ka-shings-stake-investment-property-far-less-what-it-seems

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