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  1. Brands spend HK$36b to lift sales

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent to HK$2.78 billion. SK-II, a Procter & Gamble brand, invested HK$252.78 million in campaigns last year to lead its sector and jump to No 3 from tenth place in 2010 in the overall ...

  2. China brands star in global top 100

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez Apple is the world's top brand, according to the latest research, but 12 mainland companies have significantly increased their name recognition globally, with China Mobile becoming the first mainland company to crack the top 10 at No 9. The dozen mainland firms, collectively dubbed 'Brand China' by consulting firm Millward Brown Optimor, which conducted ...

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    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 ...

  4. Top hot pot chain up for sale

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to people briefed on the matter. Xiabu Xiabu operates hot pot restaurants in major Chinese cities including Shanghai and Beijing. Actis, a spin-out of the British government's investment agency ... of the stake. The person said valuation would be the key issue. The sale is considered a rare opportunity for foreign investors to obtain control of a household-name restaurant brand on the mainland ...

  5. Events

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to fire: A checklist for would-be entrepreneurs'. Infinitus Plaza, Sheung Wan. British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Broader Hong Kong commercial space masterplan embraces CBD2 development'. French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Can social media be tailored for luxury brands?' American Club, Central. Hong Kong Securities Institute: 'HKEx senior executive series- ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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