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

    Canada's misguided pitch to rich Chinese immigrants

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... at that C$800,000 loan to the government of Canada. It must be paid back in five years and it pays no interest. The five-year Canada coupon runs at about 1.4 per cent at present, which puts the real value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614592/canadas-misguided-pitch-rich-chinese-immigrants
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1187225/dont-blame-fat-cats-trail-cream-leads-back-you
  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Problem of corruption lies with a state economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... international watchdog of corrupt practices, Transparency International, publishes data to demonstrate the point although it shies away from drawing the obvious conclusion as this would run counter ... they will. Corruption is the normal state of things for a big state-run economy in which capital allocation is made by fiat decision from the centre. That's just the nature of the way that money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1604128/problem-corruption-lies-state-economy
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying ... at the moment, the Housing Authority will inevitably run through the money if it continues to stick its head in the sand. The facts are simple. Taking into account the regular rent rebates of recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  5. 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

    ... if they think you are rigging Hong Kong's financial markets. You are safe from them if they think you run an honest show and are not indulging your vanity with unsupportable interventions. Please ...

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

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... savings and export proceeds get preferential treatment as foreign investment. To shows you how things would more normally stand, the lines running near the zero axis on the chart represent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561436/hong-kong-goes-flow-and-reaps-rewards-capital-movements
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Trees just the start for axe swinging needed at West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:21am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Kowloon is that this project had been prised out of the grip of that awful Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which runs the rest of the arts venues in town. I sympathise. The LCSD ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557771/trees-just-start-axe-swinging-needed-west-kowloon-arts-hub
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China risk is the real worry for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... ratio never went above 1 per cent. At the moment it runs at one hundredth of 1 per cent. Only one in every 10,000 mortgages is six months in arrears of payment. We are talking of little more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555497/china-risk-real-worry-hong-kong-banks
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that the airlines exploited to run far more flights of small Boeing 737s and other such microlights, many of them half empty, to minor towns in the mainland. And now that the new airport is reaching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554322/keep-hong-kong-airport-wide-body-jets-and-ditch-need-third-runway
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... command vehicles with handholds charged at 300 volts if any rioter is dumb enough to climb on them. The police have been preparing for this for almost 20 years. In fact they had a trial run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing

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