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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... Occupy 'a danger to property market' "Unexpected shocks" like the planned Occupy Central protest could trigger a property market slump, leading international bank Barclays ... market vulnerable to such shocks. Paul Louie, the bank's head of research for property in Asia ex-Japan, said in a report: "If a shock were to occur, we believe the subsequent recovery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ... B", such as bolstering its drive to make Shanghai a financial hub. "If [the protests] take only several days, then it will still be fine. But if the protests linger and reach a point [at ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Financial Secretary John Tsang calls for compromise on electoral reform

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... on the city's financial markets as the main medium through which state-backed and private sector firms raise money from international equity and bond investors. More goods pass in and out of China ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Financial secretary says city's economic future will be damaged unless compromises are made on 2016 Legco and 2017 chief executive elections John Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504557/financial-secretary-john-tsang-calls-compromise-electoral-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying defends decision to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said he would decide whether or not to sign based on his personal views. Signing the Alliance for Peace and Democracy petition is acceptable under the Code ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560121/leung-chun-ying-defends-decision-sign-anti-occupy-central-petition
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Stamp duty relief for corporate property buyers set to be voted down

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... as part of measures to cool the property market- was voted down 39-9. The lawmaker who put forward the proposal, real estate and construction representative Abraham Razack, said the doubling of duty had significantly increased operating costs and discouraged foreign investment. Professor Chan Ka-keung, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, reiterated that the amendments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554350/stamp-duty-relief-corporate-property-buyers-set-be-voted-down
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... Of the lawmakers present, 49 voted for the bill while seven voted against it. Under the measure, which is designed to help cool the property market, buyers of all properties valued at HK$2 million or more ... with the passage of the law. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor Chan Ka-keung said he was happy the legislation had finally passed. He said it would be reviewed in the next 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555049/law-affirm-double-stamp-duty-passed-17-months-after-levy-came
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... standard' to speak of," ambassador Liu Xiaoming wrote in a letter to the Financial Times. He wrote that Hong Kong's political reform was just a stone's throw away from the goal set ... with different points of view should not be denied their rights to run for election," Ma added. Meanwhile, Daiwa Capital Markets said in a research note that it would not revise its GDP forecasts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550716/chinas-ambassador-uk-hits-out-public-nomination-2017-election
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Apple Daily head Jimmy Lai donated millions to pan-democrats, leaked files show

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:09pm by JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng

    ... donations they receive for election and financial sponsorship. But no lawmaker who benefited from Lai's donations had made such a declaration. Leong said the money had been paid into a joint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557159/alleged-details-apple-daily-founder-jimmy-lais-political-donations
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government says there is room for change in how lawmakers are elected

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... constituency seats were returned uncontested. Steven Ho Chun-yin was able to win the agriculture and fisheries seat with just 105 votes. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung won the financial services seat with 208 votes. Overall, only 240,000 people and corporations have votes. Webb said the financial services seat showed the problem. "What is called the financial services legislator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556738/government-says-there-room-change-how-lawmakers-are-elected
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... buyers until the law is passed and the money is handed to the government, or returned to buyers if legislators veto the market-cooling measure. But buyers would have to pay the levy again if law ... negligence, Chiang and other lawyers noted. The indemnity does not cover misappropriation or closure of the law firm. On July 6, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah wrote on his blog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553517/legco-filibuster-stamp-duty-puts-more-hk4b-stake

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