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  1. News - Asia - ANALYSIS

    Imran Khan risks overplaying his hand in Pakistan power game

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by Reuters

    ... only ever won one parliamentary seat- his own. But voters flocked to Khan's banner of reform. He denounced the corruption and tax evasion of mainstream political parties and blasted ...

  2. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    VAT reform to put pressure on telecoms giants' shares

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland network operators expect the prices of their stocks to be badly affected when the value-added tax is extended to the industry Telecoms firms to take big hit over VAT reform Shares of the mainland's three leading telecommunications operators are expected to take a hit after the central government extends its value-added tax pilot ...

  3. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Now is the time to worry about inflation not deflation

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... and public servants on inflation-linked incomes, and generally to make people feel better. In the high inflation of the 1990s, Hong Kong employees of big organisations often had annual inflation ...

  4. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    China telecoms operators see plenty to gain in sharing infrastructure

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:03am by SOPHIE YU AND BIEN PEREZ

    ... said they face "substantial negative impacts on profitability in the short term" as a value-added tax (VAT) reform scheme in their industry is implemented from June 1. The VAT rate ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Gas debt hit as banks lose government guarantees

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... Gregory Steier, head of tax-exempt fixed income at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York, said he bought some gas debt in recent months, seeing an opportunity in securities with higher yields than ... cheap to pass up. Municipalities use the tax-free securities, dubbed prepaid gas bonds, to trim fuel costs. Moody's reduced grades on some of the debt on November 18 to as low as two steps ...

  6. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Alibaba investments reshape the company ahead of US listing

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... which will be contained within the IPO filing, to see just how big Alibaba is and how fast it's growing." Alibaba posted US$2.8 billion in net income and revenue of US$6.7 billion ...

  7. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    No quick fix for corporate tax take as pressure to act builds

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels and London The issue of aggressive tax ‘planning’ is on the agenda at next week’s Group of Eight meeting and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD), is due to outline steps next month to tackle it. Europe’s leaders are talking tough about making companies pay more tax but they are expected to take only baby steps for fear of alienating ...

  8. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Apple taxes turn into Cook's latest firefighting job

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Investor concern mounts as technology firm's CEO is forced to attend to yet another crisis Apple taxes turn into Cook's latest firefighting job Tim ... yesterday before Congress to defend Apple against allegations that it dodged US$9 billion in taxes in 2012. In two hours of testimony, Cook calmly parried questions from a Senate subcommittee, urged ...

  9. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Finding a new formula for S Korea to grow and prosper

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in the 20s, an economy burdened by record household debt, a widening income gap, a strong currency that is hurting export competitiveness, frayed relations with Japan and North Korea raising hell ... Korea's way since the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis is well deserved. South Korea is also a role model for emerging economies looking to avoid the so-called middle-income trap, where per capita ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Job cuts loom at European banks as merger fees fall

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by BLOOM

    ... income. "As European banks focus on leverage, they're losing market share to US firms," said Philippe Bodereau, the London-based head of European credit research at Pacific Investment Management, the world's largest fixed-income manager. "We're seeing a lot of banks that are starting to cut balance sheets. Cost control will remain a big item." Banks ...




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