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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Long-suffering stock market investors Shanghaied

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Long-suffering stock market investors Shanghaied The authorities are alarmed at the drop below the 2,000 point mark [on the Shanghai Composite Index] for its implications for social stability in a country where millions of retail investors have put their life savings into stocks. South China Morning Post, March 13 Thus twice last week the market was shouldered back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1449522/long-suffering-stock-market-investors-shanghaied
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pay up for market information- don't expect it to be free

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Market prices are a valuable money-making asset, and regulators should not expect dealers to hand out such accurate figures for nothing Pay up for market information- don't expect it to be free Banks are "struggling" to stamp out alleged collusion in the foreign exchange market, the chairman of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority watchdog, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1589604/pay-market-information-dont-expect-it-be-free
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tardy MTR Corp must tell stock exchange about its delays

    Posted May 15th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... as financial secretary in the late 1990s, he decided that MTR Corp should be listed on the stock market. I suppose the idea came about as a late developing case of Thatcherism- privatisation is good ... as reasonably practicable. Disclosure means full reports to the stock exchange. Failure to carry out this requirement can have the offender brought in front of a market misconduct tribunal (a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1512229/tardy-mtr-corp-must-tell-stock-exchange-about-its-delays
  4. 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

    ... for banning distorted voting rights in listed companies is that it helps keep those wretched IT companies off our market. Yes, I know that some of them have been spectacular winners. But for every Apple Corp there are a hundred sinkhole stocks in information technology. Let the venture capitalists have them, I say. For the ordinary investor and for the reputation of the stock market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    By delaying release of iPhone 6 in mainland China, Apple encourages fakes

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... are faked. That sort of faking keeps the market honest. When a handbag that retails for US$1,000 can be produced for US$100 and few customers can discern the difference, the faker tells us in the most concrete way possible that the difference is purely marketing hype. Into the blown-up bubble of marketing illusion he then sticks the pin of reality and all of us can have a giggle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591804/delaying-release-iphone-6-mainland-china-apple-encourages
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Cross-border stock trading scheme is not a through train but a milk train

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... financial services minister has warned market players not to expect the quota under the proposed cross-border stock trading scheme to be increased after it is filled, despite complaints that the cap ... non-stop move. For stock markets it would mean opening the Shanghai market to all investors around the world without restriction and permitting Chinese nationals to invest anywhere in the world. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1482461/cross-border-stock-trading-scheme-not-through-train-milk-train
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's employers who are best at distorting labour market "[The minimum wage] is an ineffective solution for addressing poverty, and its main outcome is to distort the labour market decisions of employers and employees. Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim South China Morning Post, July 30 I'm a coward. I like easy targets. But let me pretend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570078/employers-and-not-just-minimum-wage-distort-hong-kong-labour
  9. 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

    ... stability restored. An important point to note is that our stock market capitalisation was only HK$2 trillion in August 1998, but has grown 12 times since then to HK$24 trillion. Norman Chan ... But let's go back to that 1998 stock market gambit orchestrated by the then-financial secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. We were a year into a general Asian financial crisis at the time, the peg ...

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

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in our stock market without checking whether Beijing had cleared that train to leave. It hadn't. Whoopee! New job for Norman. Take note first of all that only half of this HK$5.8 trillion ... trillion. So, without a sizeable Exchange Fund to back the blanket guarantee, we could not have restored the confidence of depositors and the market to maintain financial stability. Norman Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee

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