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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

    ... & Housing Bureau (THB) structure with the THB's primary portfolio of public housing and mass transportation focusing on our local people, their livelihoods and community-centric issues." Lobbyists' whinge, British Chamber of Commerce   And therefore, says the British commercial chamber to the chief executive in this gimme pitch- "Hong Kong as a regional ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... disadvantage. You would think the solution to be the special restrictions that other cities put in to discourage private car transport, but no. Hong Kong, a city with one the world's best public ... planners who never leave their offices. And now we have to fix it. Yat Tung already has bus and minibus connections but the tenants still moan. Find me a public housing estate where ...

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

    Dirty little secret of public service pay is a big cash bonanza

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:27am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in government you just give the bill to your boss. The last time any proper measure was taken of the difference was 12 years ago when the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce commissioned a survey ... is the dirty little secret. When the Civil Service Bureau compares the public and private sectors for its pay survey every six years it looks only at cash compensation and fringe benefits paid in cash. ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the Hollywood pseudonym of Tony Corleone (stop laughing), pinned a Hong Kong money-laundering charge on a Slovakian citizen who last week was jailed for four years. Score another for the angels ... evaluation. Hong Kong had best ready itself. We practice a gross breach of one of its most fundamental principles of rule of law And Hong Kong has. We have found an easy way to score high ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals in Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Hong Kong is forced to follow as a negligent and scared Fed keeps interest rates at record low levels in a vain attempt to lift the economy US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals [French economist Thomas] Piketty states that unrestrained capitalism and free markets have caused great inequality... In Hong Kong this can clearly ...

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

    Posh property expensive? It's Hong Kong meting out justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Global guides miss the complexity and economic redress lurking behind high real estate values Posh property expensive? It's Hong Kong meting out justice HK rises to top 3 on pricey cities list SCMP Property, November 21 Let's talk about pricey property in Hong Kong. At the latest official count, 765,000 flats in this city have an average monthly rent ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tung Chung a case study in foolishness

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to serve a residential district. To really put the icing on the cake, the planners then came up with Yat Tung Estate, a big Tung Chung public-housing project that is not only remote from Hong Kong ... and that the project was commercially ridiculous. They are busy with other projects from Cloud Cuckooland This would not do. Appearances count to the Hong Kong government. Looking foolish was not an option. ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Public housing plan is a case of too much, too late

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... certainly proved that way in Hong Kong. Reacting to complaints in the mid-1990s about rising housing prices, then-governor Chris Patten, a great democrat but an administrator of doubtful competence, ... Public housing plan is a case of too much, too late "We have come to some consensus as to the future direction. Given the current demand, the government should take a more active role ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Conviction endangers respect for the law

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Tenant case puts rule of law at risk A public housing tenant who laundered more than HK$6.7 billion through nine Hong Kong banks over almost four years was jailed for 10 years yesterday. SCMP, ... our financial system. We congratulate the tycoons who handle these for contributing to the prosperity of Hong Kong, and yet we throw a 61-year-old public housing tenant into jail for 10 years ...

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

    Think tanks free to fool themselves about economic freedom

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a can of pop in Hong Kong without further lining some cartel's pockets. I hear you. Communist Singapore? Yes, indeed, when 90 per cent of the housing is public housing, and when half ... know what's good for them? Hong Kong is not much different. About half our housing stock is public and we love to waste public money on industrial fashions. Yes, waste. Go visit Cyberport ...




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