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  1. News - Hong Kong - JAKE'S VIEW

    We must not change our tune for the copyright trolls

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... such as Singapore and South Korea, which are in line with the growing international norm of 70 years. Letters to the editor, April 10 On any question of the day, a good test of whether we are being set up is how many times we are told that we should do something because Singapore and Shanghai are doing it. For Shanghai in this case, read South Korea and you get three mentions in one short letter ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Singapore put some of its eggs in a bottomless basket; HK should not seek to follow suit When looking for Delta talent beware what they might eat Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Singaporeans not as wealthy as GDP figures suggest

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of Singapore's gross domestic product and GDP per capita has outperformed Hong Kong's over the last 45 years. Its GDP was only half that of Hong Kong more than 20 years ago. Today the Lion ... Singapore bureaucrats love to play and as the numbers are not quite what they seem. We shall start by conceding the headline figures. Yes, as of the latest statistical releases, GDP at prevailing ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Singapore's open door to billionaires shuts out logic

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Brigadier general calls the shots but his top brass will struggle with his wonky economics Indeed, if he [Lee Hsien Loong] could persuade another 10 billionaires to move to Singapore, he ... interview July 6 Brigadier general Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore army, ret.) may appear to some observers as being on a mission since being elected Prime Minister of Singapore. Mission: Raise ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Singapore interbank rates manipulation claims are hyped

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Brokers quote a wide bid-offer spread to those who request information but won't pay for it Singapore interbank rates manipulation claims are hyped HSBC, Standard Chartered, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays and DBS were among 20 banks at which 133 traders tried to manipulate the Singapore interbank offered rate (Sibor), swap offered rates ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't lump emerging Asia with Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to emerging again), the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. I have then calculated a relative performance of this index to the Standard & Poor's 500 index in the US. ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Reit tax machinations just much ado about nothing

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... boosters now fall back on arguing either that we must have reits because they are a big thing in Singapore and Sydney, as if we really want the high-tax regimes of those places, or alternatively, ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    How the export invoicing trick works

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 03:43am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... perspective. The bar chart shows you what FDI outflows come to as a per cent of GDP elsewhere in Asia and the world. Only Singapore is remotely comparable. Singapore plays the same game with Malaysia ...

  9. 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

    ... with only two possible exceptions: Singapore and Hong Kong." Fraser Institute, SCMP, January 10   On a visit to Vancouver I once confronted Michael Walker, the founder of the Fraser Institute, with his invariable findings that Singapore and Hong Kong are the freest economies on earth. "Look," I told him. "Singapore is actually the first country on earth to have achieved ...

  10. 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 ...




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