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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Nelson Chow Wing-sun City, September 1 "Given that retirement protection is a highly complex subject... and have far-reaching impact on the fiscal sustainability and socio-economic ...

  2. 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

    ... to a least a streak of courage by disputing economic matters with one of Hong Kong's most eminent economists. While driving along South Bay Road the other day I had to swerve around an old man, ... trades. This is not just a theoretical scenario. As the chart shows, since the economic bottom in 2003 real gross domestic product per employed person has far outstripped real wages. The rewards ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Permanent stimulus is putting China's economic health at risk

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... such as railways and social housing construction. SCMP, June 14   I personally have never found any need for amphetamines but I know people who do and I recognise their effect. I recognise it in economic performance, too. Is your economy feeling a little slow? Here's a stimulant for you, and another, and another, and, yes, just watch those economic growth figures rise again. Gross domestic product ...

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

    Losers' Clubs spend good money on bad ideas

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... investment projects that constitute little more than economic colonisation. Let us deal first with a misunderstanding that afflicts Losers' Club politicians. It is that they have many good ... forecast of Vietnam's third quarter economic growth from 4.15 to 4.08 per cent. The ADB's big trick back then was funding Indonesian irrigation projects with debt in yen on the argument ...

  5. Property - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's simple answer to its industrial land space puzzle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developers and users all looking the other way as strict enforcement of the Raider decision would now lead to a serious economic hiccup. The big difficulty with this is that it hinders redevelopment ...

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

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Mainlanders' spending in HK has no effect on our GDP Cutting the number of solo travellers to Hong Kong will hinder the city's economic growth but only in the short term, according to a think tank's economic simulation. South China Morning Post, June 13 Not much thinking going on in this think tank, methinks, at least not if it comes up ...

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

    HK Electric may be right about idea of importing power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... been understandable 30 years ago but, as the chart shows, power consumption growth has fallen far below economic growth. An outright decline in electricity usage is now distinctly possible. We ...

  8. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    Corporate rescue bill not worth saving

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

    ... I am all in favour of such object lessons. No unavoidable economic damage was incurred. Why then grant Chapter 11-style special favours? On another plane, this is all of a piece with other ...

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

    There's no proof that graft has harmed China's market development

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to prop up the nation's published economic growth rate, which may otherwise slip below 7 per cent this year. Inevitably a good deal of the money will be siphoned off in corruption. ...

  10. 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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Exports a handy fudge when playing GDP numbers game Economic growth slowed to 2.5 per cent year on year in the first quarter- the worst since 2012- due to sluggish goods exports, the government economist says. South China Morning Post, May 17 Eeny, meeny, miny moe, Pick a number by the toe. If not happy, let it go They had to let a lot of numbers go this time ...




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