Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp versus Tom Holland: who is right on Hong Kong consumer debt risk?

Business Post face-off

In Tuesday’s Business section, the Monitor column on the back page decided to pick a fight with the front page’s Jake’s View.

Friday, 6 September, 2013, 10:43am

Seven Dwarfs

Seven Dwarfs by Jake van Der Kamp Chameleon Press (e-book)

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Taxing billionaires cuts away at life at the bottom

The UN has called for a tax on billionaires to help raise more than US$400 billion a year for poor countries

SCMP, July 7

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

SFC appears to be in la-la land over listing documents

'Many draft listing documents failed to provide meaningful disclosure on the listing applicants' risks, historical financial performances and future plans for investors to make an informed assessment of the applicants' businesses and prospects.'

Securities and Futures Commission

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Don't blame Donald for Hong Kong's housing problems

In the second of a three-part series on the [former] chief executive's time in office, we look at his failure to solve the intractable problems buffeting the housing sector.

SCMP, June 29

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Information is a valuable commodity for sales traders

Barclays traders routinely co-ordinated with counterparts from at least four other banks in an attempt to move interest rate benchmarks, according to documents released on Wednesday by US and British market watchdogs.

Bloomberg, SCMP, June 29

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Threat of jail will get in way of professional audit judgment

Every person specified in subsection (2) commits an offence if the person knowingly or recklessly causes a statement required to be contained in an auditor's report under section 398(2)(b) or (3) to be omitted from the report.

Companies Amendment Bill, clause 399

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Events

Today: GIC/GCC lunch: 'Views on the news. Jake van der Kamp, one of Asia's best-known financial affairs columnists'. Club Lusitano, Central.

Hong Kong Securities Institute: 'Due Diligence in 2012'. Cliftons, Central.

American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Hong Kong's advance pricing arrangements programme'. Bank of America Tower.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Raising birth rate not the solution

We have a global population of around seven billion. This is putting a massive strain on the planet's natural resources. Therefore it would be absurd and irresponsible to suggest that any government should encourage people to have more children.

Family size is a personal choice and should not be determined by any government.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

CLP's price scare is just so much gas

'The era of cheap gas is over, [CLP chief executive Andrew] Brandler said. SCMP, May 9

I have time for China Light (the old name still rings better than CLP). It runs an excellent power service, it has kept its tariffs well below those of Hongkong Electric and I think its people are genuine in their commitment to the community.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

You want culture? Don't show 'em the money

A new culture bureau must have a vision of cultural development, foster the growth of the arts, safeguard creative freedom and never function as a propaganda organ. This is the consensus of a panel of experts who took part in an exchange over the proposed cultural bureau for the Post's chief executive debate series.

SCMP, May 7

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Events

Today: GIC/GCC lunch: 'Views on the news. Jake van der Kamp, one of Asia's best-known financial affairs columnists'. Club Lusitano, Central.

Hong Kong Securities Institute: 'Due Diligence in 2012'. Cliftons, Central.

American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Hong Kong's advance pricing arrangements programme'. Bank of America Tower.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK FDI shows China cash laundering

China posted a fifth straight monthly drop in foreign direct investment (FDI,) further denting hopes that the country will remain a bright spot amid the troubled global economy.

SCMP, April 18

Idon't know much about denting hopes but I am fairly sure that this latest release of statistics will not dent much else.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Why the MTR is not taking the people for a ride

When the MTR increases fares, it has a major effect on the population of Hong Kong. In many cases, salary rises have not matched the increases in the rate of inflation, and so the fare hike rubs salt in the wounds ...

I understand the MTR faces higher operating costs and wants to maintain profits, but it should not pass those costs onto passengers.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Of course end-users should be the ones who pay for things

However, the suggestion that a levy will be raised to pay for the [airport] project has proved controversial. The imposition of the levy could lead to higher air fares and this could put off some business people from overseas investing in Hong Kong. The potentially harmful effects of such a levy cannot be taken lightly.

Letter to the editor, April 2

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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