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  1. Far East sees cash windfall

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Far East Consortium International will see healthy cash flows over the next 12 months on sales of its overseas properties, according to deputy chairman David Chiu Tat-cheong. The developer projects cash proceeds of up to $1.1 billion this year from the disposal of properties in Australia and the United States, including the waterfront site in New York at the centre ...

  2. Can Australia capitalise on its good fortune?

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... that they are in the world's fastest-growing and most dynamic region. In property terms, Australia is like a cottage that suddenly finds itself in the best street in town surrounded by upmarket homes. By 2040, three ... Glen Norris Australia is currently enjoying one of the longest runs of economic expansion in its history, fuelled by China's insatiable appetite for its mineral resources ...

  3. HK still world's freest economy, but city slips in judicial rankings

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Zealand, Switzerland, Chile, the United States, Ireland, Australia, Britain and Estonia rounded out the top 10. The overall rankings are based on scores for size of government, legal structure and the security of property rights, access to sound money, which includes the impact of inflation, freedom to trade internationally, and the regulation of credit, labour and business. Hong Kong ranked ...

  4. Corporate gains likely to bolster government coffers

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of more than 50 per cent by blue chips Bank of East Asia and Esprit Holdings are being taken as strong indicators of a broader improvement in the corporate sector's health. Increased property sales and strong stock market turnover are also likely to boost stamp duty receipts. CPA Australia deputy president Marcellus Wong said the two firm's strong results indicated that Hong ...

  5. Lessons from the little guy

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair would do well to pay a bit more attention to their junior partner in the coalition that waged war on Iraq, Australia's Prime Minister John Howard. ... or a badly-timed decision. In seven years and eight months as Australia's leader, Mr Howard has yet to make one. Neither has he made a mistake in contesting his federal parliamentary seat ...

  6. Living on the edge

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... romances, having dated rock stars Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, actor Kevin Costner and New York property tycoon Donald Trump. Australia, too, is getting used to a new leader after the Labor ... the Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein, but they insist the toll is now coming down. The desperation was palpable in Washington as coalition allies such as Britain and Australia expressed exasperation ...

  7. Parodies won't be exempted in law change

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... authorities uncertain whether they can prosecute copyright infringers with the old laws. The Intellectual Property Department suggested an amendment that would make the law applicable regardless ... much controversy overseas and it took the United Kingdom years to look into the matter,' he said. Australia has included an exemption for parodies since 2006, while Britain has started ...

  8. Property agents to join gst protest

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Denise Hung and Dennis Eng Estate agents will join the demonstration on Sunday to oppose the introduction of a goods and services tax, a representative for an agents' association said. 'GST will hurt estate agents and property developers too; costs of introducing GST will ultimately shift to consumers,' said Alfred Tso Shiu-wai, president of the Estate Agents ...

  9. Windfall from investments set to lift surplus

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... not spending its entire budget and realises more savings.' Marcellus Wong Yui-keung- taxation committee chairman of CPA Australia's Hong Kong China division, a professional association ... and salaries tax payments, stamp duty on property and stock-market transactions, and land sales, he said. 'If we assume these revenues can cover the month's expenditure, the addition ...

  10. HK well placed on rules covering civil servants' new jobs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... commissioned by the committee, examined the arrangements governing post-service outside work in seven countries- the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. ... the policy on former senior civil servants applying for new jobs, a month after a property developer offered a job to former housing chief Leung Chin-man. The consultation is expected to last for two ...




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