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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKRFU needs to rethink its Sevens ticketing policy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... As the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union asks for public money for a new stadium, it will provide fewer Sevens tickets for the public next year In a move sure to generate a furious reaction ... my words carefully here. My son, who is currently studying in Australia, is a long-time local rugby club member and a devoted supporter of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. But when ...

  2. 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

    ... into their show. Others were also largely ignored, for instance Hong Kong Autonomy with its Union Jack banners. Strange choice, that. Do you people truly prefer being colonised? The general attitude ... Jake van der Kamp Seven hours on the march was worth it for Hong Kong I went on the democracy march on Tuesday, start to finish, from Holding Pen No. 1 in Victoria Park to the corner ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... background) but it's not worth the trouble. And what of Hong Kong and China? Well, the other day Alex also wrote a column in which he said expatriates here cannot really expect to be treated ... of the privileges. But it does suggest that perhaps I should stand to the side a little when the question is raised in Hong Kong. Over to you, Alex. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

  4. 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

    ... Hong Kong tourists spent abroad. Much the same thing turns up when you look at government consumption expenditure. The growth here was a shade under the overall growth rate figure. And while ... to almost a third of the size of our economy Any inclusion of these numbers has to throw all our calculations out of whack when totting up GDP for Hong Kong. The best thing to do with them ...

  5. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Council proposals won't do much for investor protection Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council proposed yesterday the creation of several new ... and Allied Workers staunchly resist as a potential threat to fee income. Hong Kong lawyers are determined not to emerge from the 17th century. We must therefore rely more heavily on the Small Fry ...

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

    EU fails to adapt to borderless world

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... will generally happen if governments stop making economic choices for their people. The best immediate advice for Barroso and his EU member states, however, is to take a leaf from Hong Kong's book. ... Jake van der Kamp EU's tears over lawful tax avoidance cloud real issue The European Union's loss of revenue from tax fraud and evasion was €1 trillion, said the president ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep wages down and we will all pay in the end

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... created the boom times through hard work. The chart shows how tightly wage growth and joblessness in Hong Kong are inversely correlated. Yes, if we persist in this course, it means that some ... to start. We may have to hire more police to keep unrest down in the worker quarters but that's cheap. And people will say: "Strange place, Hong Kong. Never seen such a mix of rich ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Civil service is cosiest collective bargain

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

    ... by conducting an independent survey. We have very strong unions in Hong Kong. They are the civil service unions. They can get what they want without striking, because the decision makers on their pay ... their labour to form unions. And, contrary to what our chief executive appears to say, we do already have a collective bargaining law. It is written into Article 27 of the Basic Law, which grants us ...

  9. 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

    ... in the US means low here, because we had to link our currency to the US dollar 30 years ago when our government's monetary mismanagement caused the Hong Kong dollar to collapse. To pretend ... directions after binge investing has failed. To trammel recessions by trying to prop up an economy that has grown tired and wants a rest, as the European Union is doing, is to invite decades-long ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Giving workers full choice over MPF only solution

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the public take this stand against the public's interests? I simply don't understand it. We had further unworkable ideas from the authority this past week, such as allowing trade unions to manage MPF money. Fine idea, except that we have no real trade unions in Hong Kong and the protest groups that masquerade as unions could never work up the necessary expertise. Similarly, ...



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