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

    Overpaid box tickers at SFC leave us none the wiser about price-sensitive information

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp SFC leaves us guessing over price-sensitive information "The newsletter also reminds listing sponsors to look critically at what constitutes meaningful disclosures and not take a mechanical box-ticking approach." SFC release, July 9 Ask and you shall receive. The Bible says so, the Securities and Futures Commission complied and the prophecy was fulfilled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556626/overpaid-box-tickers-sfc-leave-us-none-wiser-about-price
  2. 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

    ... "priority". Let us give him a hand. The second chart tells you where the danger to the Hong Kong financial system really lies. It shows that since 2006 loans for the purchase of residential properties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555497/china-risk-real-worry-hong-kong-banks
  3. 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

    ... of cargo will take 108,000 aircraft movements instead of the 66,000 forecast by the NAMP." And there you have the big secret that the Airport Authority wishes to keep hidden from us when ... capacity in the number of flights it can handle, they baulk at the obvious step of reserving use of it for larger aircraft as they did at Kai Tak. Instead they expect us to suit their convenience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554322/keep-hong-kong-airport-wide-body-jets-and-ditch-need-third-runway
  4. 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

    ... Central brings the main business district to a halt. South China Morning Post, July 11 There is something missing here. Are we being told that more than 33,000 policemen will be utterly helpless ... If they say they are not yet ready, if they cannot prevent the breakdown of government and business operations in Central, if Occupy Central truly has them cowed, then there is only one thing to do: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing
  5. 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

    ... of the BRICS Development Bank. SCMP Business, July 9   Translation: the Losers' Club wishes to squander even more of the scant capital resources of its member governments by funding vanity 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1550671/losers-clubs-spend-good-money-bad-ideas
  6. 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

    ... subsidised with free land, the biggest treasure we have in the public purse. What to do? Quite simple, say I. We already pay public housing tenants to live in public housing. They don't pay us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  7. 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

    ... to industrial land puzzle The government's bias towards housing development in planning policy has left business owners crying out for industrial space. SCMP Property, July 2 Let me present you ... redevelopment of industrial districts could potentially give us both more space for existing users and more land for housing. jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1545172/hong-kongs-simple-answer-its-industrial-land-space-puzzle
  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

    ... Federal Reserve's move to further reduce its bond-buying programme …, Chan Ka-keung, the secretary for financial services and the treasury said … SCMP Business, June 20   Secondary prices ... Business, June 30   I am sure Professor Chan is right. All this talk of tapering by the Fed is just that, talk. The United States is so addicted now to ultra-low interest rates that going into rehab ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543904/rise-interest-rates-something-welcome-not-worry-about
  9. 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

    ... "What are you doing here, gweilo?" There was none. Everyone around me welcomed me if they took any notice at all of the fact that I am Caucasian. Few took any notice. "Join us and you're one of us," was the attitude. It was also a well-behaved crowd. Other commentators have made mention of how the police have become adept at handling crowds. I would phrase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547561/my-seven-hours-july-1-march-was-worth-it-hong-kong
  10. 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 ... that's that one dusted. Now the angle on prices. The second chart shows you two closely interwoven lines. One represents the constant maturity yield on US 10-year treasury bills, the other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1505396/us-dollar-peg-blame-high-private-rentals-hong-kong

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