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  1. Avoid the tax traps when investing in British property

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be GBP270,000- 40 per cent of GBP675,000. The simplest way of avoiding this tax is to purchase the properties in the name of a non-British company. The asset owned by the individual is then the shares of the company, not the property itself. As long as the share register is kept outside Britain, the shares would not be considered a British asset and inheritance tax is eliminated. ...

  2. British tax case ruling unlikely to affect vast majority of expatriates

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am concerned by the content of Howard Bilton's Tax File column ('British taxman may come for a big slice of your cake', February 28). It is likely to concern a large number of your British expatriate readership unnecessarily. For example, Bilton suggests that if you are a British national living in Hong Kong, but have maintained connections in Britain (for ...

  3. British firms have mainland growth plans

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The global financial crisis resulted in British firms reducing their total investments in China last year, but they would not abandon their expansion plans on the mainland, a trade promoter said. British companies last year invested US$680 million in China- the lowest amount in the past five years and 25 per cent below the US$914 million of 2008. But David Brewer, ...

  4. British taxman may come for a big slice of your cake

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Howard Bilton For many British expats, the solids have just hit the air conditioning. A recent tax case has made it clear that if you are a British national living in Hong Kong but have maintained connections with Britain, you are at risk from the British taxman, who will be happy to charge you 50 per cent tax on your world income. So Kung Hei Fat Choi from me but not from him. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... will help spread the word. One of the earlier success stories was British-based a cappella group, All The King's Men. They raised HK$94,585 (109 per cent over the minimum fund target they set) ... Wong exceeded his target by 341 per cent for his film, Spy B , to be shot entirely on an iPhone. He says he was overwhelmed when his tally hit HK$85,400. "I was aiming to raise around ...

  6. SAFE invests GBP9b in British firms

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the country by sales, according to an investigation by Britain's Sunday Telegraph. British Energy Group, which generates nuclear power; Cadbury, the largest sweets maker in the world; the London ... over the past three months, the newspaper said. The FTSE 100 Index has dropped 18.84 per cent this year. The #9 billion figure includes known investments in British oil giant BP and Royal Bank ...

  7. News - World - FINANCE

    Britain clinches deal on tax havens

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, AP

    ... deal on tax havens Britain clinched a deal with its major offshore tax havens yesterday that will see 10 British overseas territories and crown dependencies sign up to international protocols ... to skirt home-country taxes. The group said it also hoped that crowd-sourcing the files would lead to more revelations about public figures who hide their money. In London, British Prime Minister ...

  8. British firms have no plans to reduce mainland investments

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu in London Despite a bank run last week and fallout from the subprime crisis, British financial institutions believe growth will continue in the mainland and have no plans to curtail their investments, according to China-Britain Business Council chairman Sir David Brewer. In the country's first bank run in 150 years, the Bank of England last Wednesday offered ...

  9. Interest rate rise expected to cool British market

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Bank of England acts to prevent a crash as record mortgage lending causes debt levels to spiral The 0.25 per cent rise in interest rates announced last week will slow down Britain's runaway housing market sufficiently to stop ...

  10. British duo pursue Islamic profits in KL

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... The two had worked for several years in Hong Kong for British-based publisher and conference organiser Euromoney before deciding to strike out on their own. 'I'd love to say ... frequently asked when we started was whether we were Muslims. People found it curious that two white, British guys, both named Andrew, were living in Malaysia and exclusively covering this previously ...




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