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  1. Business - China Business - INVESTIGATIONS

    Nuoqi’s final dividend in doubt after chairman vanishes with 232m yuan

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:28am by Toh Han Shih

    ... regarding the matter, Nuoqi announced on Monday night. The fashion retailer, based in Quanzhou in Fujian province, had planned to pay a final dividend of 0.05 yuan per share, including tax ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Fujian Nuoqi is unable to pay its final dividend for 2013 to shareholders, after its missing chairman withdrew 232.05 million yuan (HK$292 million) ...

  2. 'Abenomics' is paying dividends

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:17pm by Julian Ryall

    ... conceded that his first two "arrows"- quantitative easing shifted the currency rate and the stock exchange bounced back, while supplementary budgets were put into motion and the tax rate ... of special development zones to encourage local businesses, opening up the agriculture sector, extensive government support for clean energy and robotic technology, and abolishing tax breaks ...

  3. Dickson profit slumps 75.6pc on higher taxes

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in the value of its property and higher taxes. Sales in April and May this year continued to decline because of the swine flu outbreak, group executive chairman Dickson Poon said yesterday. 'We ... million a year earlier, mainly due to the impairment loss on the invested retail property and rising taxation expenses. The company declared a final dividend of 18 HK cents per share, compared ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC customer dismayed by tax treatment of Swiss dividends

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... between Switzerland and Hong Kong that came into force on January 1. Based on that treaty, Switzerland is entitled to withhold a final tax of 10 per cent reduced from 35 per cent, on dividends paid to beneficial owners of Swiss companies. Our reader writes that he recently received a dividend from a Swiss company via his custodian bank HSBC. Shocked at the size of the tax, he queried ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should reform its tax structure to redistribute wealth

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:53am by DAVID LUI

    ... by rising housing prices and rental costs. Many of the rich pay little or no tax, given that there is no tax on dividend income. Our income tax is probably the lowest of any major financial centre, ... David Lui David Lui says to negate rising social discontent, Hong Kong needs to rethink its tax philosophy and include in its budget an explicit equality goal Mind the gap Recently, ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Beijing revises dividend tax in bid to revive stock market

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... revises tax to revive stock trading To encourage long-term investment in the beleaguered stock market, Beijing unveiled a new dividend tax regime yesterday after the benchmark edged closer ... dividend tax, instead of 10 per cent. Those who hold stocks for one month or less will be charged a 20 per cent dividend tax. Investors who hold stocks for more than one month but less than a year ...

  7. Business - Money - TAXATION

    Beijing drafts dividend tax to boost market

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Beijing drafts dividend scheme to boost market Beijing's securities watchdog is set to unveil a new dividend policy scheme to support the lacklustre ... to introduce a divided tax scheme that would tax investors based on their holding period. The regulator's aim is to discourage short-term investing. But, domestic fund managers are unimpressed ...

  8. Business - Companies - ELECTRONICS

    Sony expects US$2 billion loss, says it won't pay dividends this year

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by AP

    ... loss, cancels dividend payouts Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate Sony Corp expects its annual loss to swell to US$2 billion and has cancelled dividends for the first time ... Sony cancelled dividend payments for the half and full years. "This is the very first time we ever eliminated a dividend," company president Kazuo Hirai said. "For more than 50 ...

  9. HK holders of H-shares to pay 10pc dividend tax

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong investors will have to pay a 10 per cent dividend tax on shares in the 300-plus mainland companies listed in the city under a new taxation regime brought in by Beijing. Although the mainland has always taxed domestic investors 20 per cent of their dividends, it has until recently granted an exemption to Hong Kong shareholders. Hong Kong ...

  10. Property - International - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine developer Ayala Land banks on demographic dividend

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:01am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Philippines' biggest developer says people aged 25 to 34 now account for up to 30pc of buyers Ayala Land banking on demographic dividend Ayala Land, ... for at least 2 million pesos accounted for only 5 per cent of the brand. But that age bracket now accounted for as much as 30 per cent of buyers, Dy said. The demographic dividend happens when most ...




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