Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.

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Jake's View | China’s got a trade problem that can’t be solved by Belt and Road

Take away the trade surpluses with the US and European Union, and China has pretty much consistently run a big trade deficit with the rest of the world

Take away the trade surpluses with the US and European Union, and China has pretty much consistently run a big trade deficit with the rest of the world

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Jake's View | Guess again if you think the MPF has outperformed inflation

Statistics that show the Mandatory Provident Fund outpacing inflation shouldn’t be trusted

Statistics that show the Mandatory Provident Fund outpacing inflation shouldn’t be trusted

12 Feb 2018 - 11:54PM
Jake's View | Boast of rail gun tech shows the risks of a command economy

A command economy is much better than a market economy at moving special projects rapidly to completion. There are no budget debates, no public consultations and no required licences or permits. But whether they end with a bang or with a whimper, command economies carry their doom with them

A command economy is much better than a market economy at moving special projects rapidly to completion. There are no budget debates, no public consultations and no required licences or permits. But whether they end with a bang or with a whimper, command economies carry their doom with them

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Jake's View | Mainland stock listings are taking Hong Kong rules for granted

ZhongAn Online’s news of a huge boom in car insurance revenues is clearly something that could affect the stock’s share price. But on the Hong Kong exchange’s announcement board there was nothing about this. Company officials, however, were quite willing to tell one of our reporters

ZhongAn Online’s news of a huge boom in car insurance revenues is clearly something that could affect the stock’s share price. But on the Hong Kong exchange’s announcement board there was nothing about this. Company officials, however, were quite willing to tell one of our reporters

4 Feb 2018 - 12:57AM
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Jake's View | To see the fallacy of Trump’s intellectual rights charge, shall we all pay China for the use of paper?

Intellectual property protection does more to inhibit creativity than to promote it. We reward people to stop other people from making use of ideas that are really attributable to all of society.

Intellectual property protection does more to inhibit creativity than to promote it. We reward people to stop other people from making use of ideas that are really attributable to all of society.

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