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  1. Rule changes are taxing issue for expatriates

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... and the United States that are expected to affect expatriates in Hong Kong, and others with family trusts. In the US, the biggest single change affecting many holders of offshore trusts ... they should consider whether the person is a US expatriate affected by this new rule and, if so, they may be forced to withhold tax due in the US. In Britain, the government has changed the tax rule ...

  2. City rated poorly by expatriate parents

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Expatriates give Hong Kong a low rating as a place to raise children because of its high costs and limited outdoor lifestyle, a survey has found. The city ranked 11th among 14 places covered in the poll, conducted by HSBC between February and April. Only the Netherlands, Britain and the United Arab Emirates finished below Hong Kong. The survey asked 2,155 expats, ...

  3. HK expatriate eyes cabinet post after key win in Canada

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver It was billed as one of the tightest races in Canada, and both the Conservatives and Liberals saw the seat of Richmond- home to the largest number of ethnic Chinese in the country- as an important battleground. But in the end, ther ...

  4. Expatriates may face benefits squeeze

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... by the United States subprime mortgage crisis. Although property consultants say they see no sign of an immediate cut in perks and benefits for expatriate staff, they expect the growth of luxury ... respiratory syndrome in 2003, some expatriates had to move from three-bedroom to two-bedroom flats as a result of a cut in housing allowances, he said. Anne-Marie Sage, the regional director ...

  5. Confusion voiced over race law's effect on expatriate deals

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... foreign staff on expatriate packages. Companies will still be able to offer such packages, but the recruits must have experience 'not readily available in Hong Kong' and must not be permanent residents. Those currently on expatriate terms will not be affected. Country manager for recruitment firm Hudson, Erika Morton, said companies generally preferred to hire locally, ...

  6. Expatriate donates HK$60,000 reward to find dog poisoner

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A well-heeled pet owner has added HK$60,000 to the reward for tracking down the notorious Mid-Levels dog poisoner. The reward for the culprit- blamed for killing more than 100 pets over two decades- was now HK$160,000, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said. SPCA spokeswoman Rebecca Ngan Yee-ling said an expatriate added the new donation. ...

  7. Expatriates' needs give birth to thriving online business

    Posted Jan 07th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... with Anna Healy Fenton AsiaXPAT.com is a one-stop shop for expatriates coming to Asia. Whether they need information on property, travel, relocation companies, finding a maid, classified ... for an investment fund. That provided the germ of the asiaXPAT.com idea: generating revenue from property advertisements for the expatriate market. 'The big developers had all the luxury stuff ...

  8. Western expatriates continue to leave Hong Kong in droves

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Warnings that Hong Kong is becoming less attractive to top foreign professionals have been underlined by figures indicating that the number of western expatriates working ... last year. Figures from the Immigration Department showed that between 2001 and last year, the number of western expatriates dropped by one-third from 106,740. The biggest decline was among ...

  9. Expatriate tenants are now targeted as owners

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito HK Land eyes a new pool of buyers for Stanley Court houses Expatriates once classified as quality tenants have now become potential home-buyers keenly sought by landlords. ... in a quiet enclave near Stanley main beach, on a strata-title basis in a few weeks, with target prices of about $20 million a house. 'We are targeting expatriates as our potential buyers,' ...

  10. Munce scandal fails to deter expatriate jockeys

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for expatriate jockeys. Some felt the balance may have swung away from Hong Kong and towards safety as riders considered the benefits of riding here against the possibility of being caught up ...




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