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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

    ... hands. But Canada stipulates that the applicants must "show they have business experience". What an insult to existing Canadians. The International Monetary Fund rates Canada as the tenth richest country in the world with a gross domestic product per capita of US$52,000. China, number 82, has a GDP per capita of US$7,000. Yet Canada must go to China for business experience? ...

  2. Business - Money - JAKE'S VIEW

    SFC turns a blind eye to the real wrongdoers

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in respect of protective measures provided under our law. The SFC will track down and take action against wrongdoers wherever in the world they may lurk." Business, October 10   Let me tell you ... is that our SFC, an agency we set up to ensure a level playing field in investment, has betrayed us to the brave new world's ways of tilting that playing field. Where some wrongdoers lurk ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Shrinking workforce not all that it seems

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:43am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in work much longer. Our bureaucrats too easily project their own career circumstances on the rest of us. The boredom trap in which they are caught opens at the age of 55 and they are by then all ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong logistics sector doesn't need own ministry, despite whinge by lobbyists

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Let's put these prospects into perspective with a picture. That's us in the no-growth line at the bottom of the chart. While container throughput in the mainland's major coastal ports ... as a distribution centre for China when China did not have its own, but this is 2014, not 1974. Almost anything we can offer China in logistics China itself can now do better and cheaper without us. Our ...

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

    Take a lesson from the West, yuan boost won't spur growth

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... banks might not be enough to stave off an economic slowdown in the second half of the year. Business, September 18   How true. It's one of the basic laws of monetary theory- you can lead ... The befogged academics currently in control of the world's major central banks still fail to understand it, much to their present confusion, but that's only a lesson to the rest of us to put ...

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

    Fearful finance chief John Tsang misses the point about tolerating peaceful dissent

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... recover quickly. Tsang recognised as much on Friday, when he went over his list of the different businesses in the financial system and ticked each one off in turn with remarks like ... for all but their chosen private-sector cronies on those playing fields to make any money or even stay in business. There is one good test, however, of whether any jurisdiction suffers from ...

  7. Business - Money - JAKE'S VIEW

    Old equity theories no longer ring true

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Huang, a market strategist at broker IG in Singapore. Business, October 1 Is it really true that September is the worst month for investing in the Hang Seng Index? It certainly was a popular ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Problem of corruption lies with a state economy

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

    ... Jake van der Kamp Public sector contracts are the leading source of corruption, not private firms, as China shows Problem of graft lies with state economy In one of the highest level prosecutions of a Communist Party official since China's corruption ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's new rail projects a case of city planners asleep at the wheel

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp City better off with more buses and fewer cars on the road; and no more expensive rail lines New rail projects a case of planners asleep at the wheel Plans for seven new rail projects costing an estimated HK$100 billion have been unveile ...




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