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

    My seven hours on July 1 march was worth it for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Seven hours on the march was worth it for Hong Kong I went on the democracy march on Tuesday, start to finish, from Holding Pen No. 1 in Victoria Park to the corner ... that democracy is essential to Hong Kong's continued prosperity. I think it is essential to China's, too, but that's another matter. Hong Kong is my home. I have lived here for 35 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547561/my-seven-hours-july-1-march-was-worth-it-hong-kong
  2. 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

    ... of the economy has doubled. Industrial production has actually held up quite well when you take into consideration that domestic exports crumbled by 70 per cent as Hong Kong's manufacturing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1545172/hong-kongs-simple-answer-its-industrial-land-space-puzzle
  3. 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 ... It is deducted from, taken away from, subtracted from the figures, not added to them. When our statisticians tally up total consumer spending in Hong Kong they create two additional categories- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532890/mainlanders-spending-hong-kong-doesnt-show-our-gdp-thats
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's hi-tech love affair can only end in heartbreak

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... only end in pain Technology is an important foundation for most successful economies, and Hong Kong may want to carve out a niche in the related sectors. But without much of a hi-tech industry, ... such as Atlas Industries, Conic Industrial and Elec & Eltek come to mind, all basing themselves out of Hong Kong because they did not see much happening across the border. I involved myself quite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519772/hong-kongs-hi-tech-love-affair-can-only-end-heartbreak
  5. 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

    ... Hong Kong tourists spent abroad. Much the same thing turns up when you look at government consumption expenditure. The growth here was a shade under the overall growth rate figure. And while ... to almost a third of the size of our economy Any inclusion of these numbers has to throw all our calculations out of whack when totting up GDP for Hong Kong. The best thing to do with them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1514363/exports-handy-fudge-when-playing-hong-kong-gdp-numbers-game
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Council proposals won't do much for investor protection

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Council proposals won't do much for investor protection Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council proposed yesterday the creation of several new ... and Allied Workers staunchly resist as a potential threat to fee income. Hong Kong lawyers are determined not to emerge from the 17th century. We must therefore rely more heavily on the Small Fry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537836/council-proposals-wont-do-much-investor-protection
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals in Hong Kong

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:32am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Hong Kong is forced to follow as a negligent and scared Fed keeps interest rates at record low levels in a vain attempt to lift the economy US dollar peg to blame for high private rentals [French economist Thomas] Piketty states that unrestrained capitalism and free markets have caused great inequality... In Hong Kong this can clearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1505396/us-dollar-peg-blame-high-private-rentals-hong-kong
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rise in interest rates is something to welcome, not worry about

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of monetary system any fool can run on the grounds that sooner or later some fool will. And that would be the Hong Kong monetary system, pegged to the greenback and operated as a mechanism. Any fool ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543904/rise-interest-rates-something-welcome-not-worry-about
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong dances to the money laundering tune

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

    ... tune The [Financial Action] Task Force recognised Hong Kong's efforts and agreed unanimously among members in October 2012 to remove Hong Kong from its "follow-up process" in its ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1452682/hong-kong-dances-money-laundering-tune
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    UBS rate transgressions in Hong Kong are not what they appear to be

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp UBS rate transgressions are not what they appear to be Six traders at Swiss lender UBS attempted to manipulate Hong Kong interbank offered rates following the rigging of similar London interbank rates, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority found after an investigation lasting more than a year. SCMP, March 15 I have never been able to think of UBS as a ravening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455023/ubs-rate-transgressions-hong-kong-are-not-what-they-appear

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