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  1. 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

    ... Hong Kong investing in Shanghai stocks, the through train will run empty. Who really wants to stick money into that dysfunctional market except for the occasional piece of arbitrage or insider ... into a market economy. There comes a time in this journey when a deep chasm presents itself on the way forward. Crawling along will then only make you tumble in. You have to run and jump if you ...

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

    Don't blame the fat cats. Trail of cream leads back to you

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Don't blame the fat cats. Trail of cream leads back to you Sickened by years of financial crises and reports of huge salaries and bonuses ... their own importance. Entrenched interests and long-standing corporate practices have much more to do with how such big beasts are run. But I challenge anyone to count in hard cash just how much his ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and that jurisdiction. European bank regulators run scared of FATF. Looking guilty of a crime is enough to be sent to prison if it involves any money transfers This means that we in Hong Kong have to watch our ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Long-suffering stock market investors Shanghaied

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

    ... investments still suffer too much from nationalist considerations. All else being equal, one might reasonably expect total returns on equity investments to run at perhaps 2 per cent more than nominal ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Sales jockeys sending yuan customers on to the rocks

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The rock has a name, too. It's called a "target redemption forward" (TRF) and there are in fact a very large number of them out there. No one knows for sure but guesses run ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Flawed forecasts from fiscal working group defy laws of the universe

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... these advisers live I haven't a clue. Hong Kong like Greece? The most Scrooge-like savers on earth compared to some of the greatest wastrels? We run consistently large fiscal surpluses and have net ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    MPF 'scandal' of overcharging deserves scrutiny by SFC

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:24am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... do nothing about it when they charge you the moon for their services. It also creates an administrative mare's nest. Every time you change jobs you add to a trail of different MPF ... in that ever lengthening trail. And you can do it with your present employer only for one year's contribution at a time and only once a year. This is what you call reform to stop reform. The MPFA ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Case for downsizing at ICAC as job gets smaller

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... when it ever happened. What has the ICAC done since Godber? Well, there was that little matter just last year of the alcohol bills run up by the commissioner. Then there was the embarrassment ...

  9. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Singaporeans not as wealthy as GDP figures suggest

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

    ... rates of exchange runs at an annual rate of about US$52,000 per person of the total population in Singapore and US$37,000 in Hong Kong, which puts Singapore about 40 per cent ahead, not just 25 ... in Singapore has in turn produced a huge trade surplus in both goods and services. Over recent years, it has run at about 30 per cent of GDP. And most of this money goes right back out again to pay ...

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

    Not everyone will be safe when banks go bust

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The thing about bank runs is that they do not happen in isolation. When things start to go truly bad for any one bank within a financial system, they generally go bad for every bank in that system ...




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