Hong Kong’s ranking for the competitiveness of its economy has slid two notches in a global survey by the World Economic Forum, as it struggles to migrate from being a global financial centre to an innovation led economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures Hong Kong’s ranking for the competitiveness of its economy has slid two notches in a global survey by the World Economic Forum, as it struggles to migrate from being a global financial centre to an innovation led economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Hong Kong’s ranking for the competitiveness of its economy has slid two notches in a global survey by the World Economic Forum, as it struggles to migrate from being a global financial centre to an innovation led economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Jake Van Der Kamp
Opinion

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Jake's View by Jake Van Der Kamp

Don’t believe everything you read in surveys

From Hong Kong’s competitiveness to housing affordability, we are awash in self-important surveys that tell us nothing new

Hong Kong’s ranking for the competitiveness of its economy has slid two notches in a global survey by the World Economic Forum, as it struggles to migrate from being a global financial centre to an innovation led economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures Hong Kong’s ranking for the competitiveness of its economy has slid two notches in a global survey by the World Economic Forum, as it struggles to migrate from being a global financial centre to an innovation led economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Hong Kong’s ranking for the competitiveness of its economy has slid two notches in a global survey by the World Economic Forum, as it struggles to migrate from being a global financial centre to an innovation led economy. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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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.