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  1. Local insurers seek exemption from US tax law

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong insurers are the latest to oppose a proposed US tax law, and are seeking waivers to protect nine million local policies that could be affected by it. ... of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers' FACTA task force and chief executive of ING Hong Kong. Yong said the industry had written to US tax authorities demanding an exemption from the US tax law ...

  2. Law firm gets closer to its clients

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen will open its first overseas office in Hong Kong next month, adding to the number of Luxembourg-based law firms to guide the region's ... and capital markets. 'The team will also offer [tailor-made] training and seminars on various topics of Luxembourg law and specific transactions,' Panichi says. ...

  3. Auditors want law change scrapped

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The accounting industry faces an uphill struggle as it battles to convince lawmakers to scrap a law change under which accountants could face criminal ... consider helping accountants seek an amendment but he had yet to make a final decision. 'The new law would be too tough because criminal liability would bar auditors from the industry forever. ...

  4. Threat to MPF and Asian funds from US law

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Some of the 2.5 million Hong Kong employees covered by the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) may be in for a nasty shock when a new US tax law comes into effect ... for exemptions. Mark Oh, BlackRock's Asia-Pacific director and head of tax, said the law would hurt international pension funds and insurers and the world's largest asset management group has ...

  5. New law is a step in the right direction

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu After almost 10 years of debate and three rounds of consultation, a new law requires companies or their senior executives to provide price-sensitive information to the public ... the US, Britain, Singapore and the mainland. With this new law, which takes effect from January, we are at least matching Britain and Europe with similar penalties for non-disclosure. A fine ...

  6. Disclosure law means bosses face HK$8m fine

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong Securities Association, said: 'The new law will hopefully help to enhance corporate governance and restore the confidence of investors in the Hong Kong market.' ...

  7. Tax experts call for review of laws

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's outdated tax laws need a comprehensive review as they are contributing to disputes between companies and revenue authorities. Ernst & Young global head of tax policy Christopher Sanger said in an interview in Hong Kong yesterday that there was an urgent need to update local tax laws in order to compete with other markets. ...

  8. What the SFC's new disclosure law discloses about the SFC

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... another law to send new- issue sponsors to jail if they make fraudulent claims about the companies they sponsor. We already have perfectly good laws against fraud and these could serve the purpose perfectly well. The only problem is that they let the police fraud squad in on what the SFC would like to claim as its own territory and the SFC has therefore decided to write its own law. Doing ...

  9. Spirit of the law? It means the whim of a bureaucrat

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'They haven't actually broken the law, but they haven't acted according to its spirit,' British Treasury minister David Gauke told BBC Radio 4. ... before taking a stand against me in a matter where right and wrong is by no means clear. Note that Mr Gauke accused Barclays only of acting against the spirit of the law although using ...

  10. HK to gain from revised US tax law, expert says

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong stands to gain from recent amendments of a new US tax law that cracks down on non-US financial institutions that help Americans hide ... by using offshore accounts. The law was aimed at forcing these institutions to become quasi-auditors for the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But it fell foul of client confidentiality ...




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