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  1. Prada listing puts tax treaty with Italy on fast track

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee and Enoch Yiu Hong Kong is set to accelerate efforts to sign a double-taxation treaty with Italy, after seven years of talks. The news coincides with criticism of a planned ... billion in its IPO. A spokeswoman for the Treasury Bureau yesterday confirmed that the government was discussing double-taxation prevention with Italy, but declined to comment on when an agreement ...

  2. Appeal in Berlusconi case rejected

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Silvio Berlusconi. Two Hong Kong residents and four companies sought to have documents seized in the Hong Kong-based investigation returned to them and not sent to Italy. The Court of Appeal ... government. 'We will push it as quickly as we can,' he said. If the applicants won the final appeal, the documents could not be sent to Italy, Grossman added. Berlusconi stepped down ...

  3. News - World - FINANCE

    Cyprus gold sale sparks sell-off of metal, in what could be tipping point for bullion

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... has been raised by £6 billion to £23 billion. While the gold sale by Cyprus is itself small, heavily indebted euro-zone nations such as Italy and Portugal could also find themselves under increasing pressure to put their bullion reserves to work. "If Cyprus can break the gold market, then [there are] many reasons to be worried, with Slovenia, Hungary, Portugal, Spain and Italy ...

  4. Fortune favours the brave

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But with trillions at stake, and the politicians in Greece, Spain and Italy already being put to the spike, there are few bravehearts willing to predict where fortunes can still be found. Italy, the third ... is extremely wary. He explains: 'Everyone is looking at Italy and saying that the yields on their bonds are not sustainable, but that ignores the fact that Italy is a very rich country. We ...

  5. Business - Money

    Plugging US tax loopholes

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Germany, Italy and Spain. Affected financial institutions, such as banks and trust companies, would be able to comply with their FATCA reporting obligations by passing on relevant client ...

  6. Euro-zone crisis has exporters ducking for cover

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... from southern Europe- France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece- were up 47 per cent from 2010. Coface offers credit insurance cover for exporters, reimbursing them if an overseas buyer fails ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the goose... Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco is red faced after being caught out over pay. Bloomberg reports that Visco, who called on bank executives on Thursday to cut their pay, earns about twice as much as his predecessor, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Visco's annual salary amounts to Euro757,714 (HK$7.23 million), according to the Bank of Italy's yearly ...

  8. Business - Economy - GREECE

    Greece's slippery tax dodging professionals

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... their taxes, public-sector jobs are secured through family ties, and contracts for work are rarely signed without someone in a position of power asking for a backhander. As in Italy and Spain, bankers ...

  9. Muted response to brokers' call for short-sales ban

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung said. 'We are calling on the government to follow the example of France, Italy and Korea to ban or restrict short selling or to make this type of trade more transparent to protect the interests of retail investors.' In August, South Korea banned all equity short selling for three months after its benchmark index fell by 17 per cent in six days. France, Italy, Spain ...

  10. Europe's other bad-debt problem

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to address the pressing debt problems of Italy, Spain and Portugal as well as Greece, not to mention wider structural debt imbalances. So far, the crisis has revolved around a fixation with sovereign ...




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