A truck drives along a road to receive a new load of iron ore at Fortescue Metals’ Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters A truck drives along a road to receive a new load of iron ore at Fortescue Metals’ Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters
A truck drives along a road to receive a new load of iron ore at Fortescue Metals’ Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Fed to blame for commodities rout, not China

Inflationary boom sparked by policy of zero interest rates is coming to its natural end

A truck drives along a road to receive a new load of iron ore at Fortescue Metals’ Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters A truck drives along a road to receive a new load of iron ore at Fortescue Metals’ Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters
A truck drives along a road to receive a new load of iron ore at Fortescue Metals’ Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters
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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.