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  1. Full Marx for Singapore's working class

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... AND HERE IS the latest gem from Singapore, straight from the front page in this diehard bastion of central planning of the leading English language newspaper, Pravda (Party Rendition and Authorised Version of Daily Announcements). Apparently the Singapore government is worried wages have gone too high and some corrective action must be taken to bring them down. That finding results ...

  2. Put the flags out O ye of little faith, it's time to invest in Singapore

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp YESTERDAY WAS SINGAPORE'S national day, in case you did not know, and let me assure you that no resident of Singapore is ever given the opportunity not to know. ... second, or something like that- and military jet fly-bys. Did you know, by the way, that Singapore has the world's best left-turn air force? I have that on the authority of a friend who ...

  3. The truth will set Singapore media free... well, not necessarily

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Information Minister Lee Boon Yang said the index imposes a standard that fails to take into account 'special circumstances' in Singapore, where he ... that the Singapore government does not necessarily like criticism. Now you know why I refer to the Straits Times as 'Pravda' (Party Rendition and Authorised Version of Daily Announcements). ...

  4. If Singapore swims with China's sharks, let's hear no complaints

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... as in the case of CAO.' Hsieh Fu Hua Chief executive Singapore Exchange AND I HAVE TO suppose that they reviewed their standards, rules and processes very carefully indeed after that China Aviation ... Not quite. 'I'm here to say one simple thing. That is, the direction of the Singapore Exchange remains unchanged. The Singapore Exchange will continue to be open to listings coming from ...

  5. Singapore's financial shepherds should avoid dancing with wolves

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Singapore's political leaders have been keen to stress that the CAO scandal is an isolated incident and should not detract from the city's reputation as a regional financial centre.' South China Morning Post December 9 AND RIGHT BESIDE this statement on the front page of our business section yesterday we displayed a photo of the Singapore chief ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's hi-tech love affair can only end in heartbreak

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... You just cannot compete with this delusion if you want a return on your money. Best stay out. Singapore is a prime example here, as World No1 in hi-tech output, according to something called the Global Innovation Index. Now go ask anyone in the know in Singapore about Chartered Semiconductor. Ouch! Ow! Doc, we need painkillers here. But we are obviously headed to the school of hard ...

  7. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    Corporate rescue bill not worth saving

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... "the city lags other markets". Once again we have the nonsense of doing something because Singapore does it. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong has little to gain from relaxing rules just for competition's sake

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 04:58am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Little to gain from relaxing rules for competition's sake Make no mistake, as the world gets smaller, Hong Kong is in competition with Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, ... unemployment rate, the family members already have work and don't need foreign banks to find jobs. All we would have done is score a public relations point against Singapore. Big win. It's ...

  9. Look in the basket to see which economy has actually done better

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp I HAVEN'T DONE any real Singapore bashing recently and it's about time again. What with the persistent we-must-do-it-because-Singapore-has-done-it talk and the latest bit of Singapore crowing about economic growth, the itch just cannot be denied. Here is one example of how we have not followed the Singapore way of doing things and are much the better ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    FSDC adviser Bill Strong has weak argument for stopping reit profit tax

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... reits then? Ah, says Mr Strong, you need them because if you want to be a big swinging financial centre like Singapore or Sydney, you have to do what everyone else does or you won't get ...




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