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  1. Getting value upfront avoids disputes later

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... but it is really value for money,' the sales pitch usually goes. After listening to all these promotions, White Collar is put in mind of the proposed Financial Dispute Resolution Centre. ... after listing in 2001. The company was alleged to have inflated revenue by 20 times in the four years leading to its listing. The proposed Financial Dispute Resolution Centre has emerged ...

  2. Ai's wife disputes 12m yuan tax bill at 'unfair' hearing

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com A design firm linked to artist-activist Ai Weiwei appealed against a tax bill of 12 million yuan (HK$14.45 million) at a hearing in Beijing yesterday, and demanded the return of seized financial records it says it ne ...

  3. Disputes delay property tax on mainland

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito A question mark remains over the launch date of the mainland's long-awaited property tax. The plan could be postponed because of disputes between government departments, ... Weekly did not explain the nature of the disputes between the departments but some analysts said it was caused by the separation of responsibilities surrounding the proposed tax. While ...

  4. Cap for dispute resolution too low: investors

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Paggie Leung

    ... Enoch Yiu and Paggie Leung A government proposal to set up a financial dispute resolution centre to handle investor claims of up to HK$500,000 against banks, brokers and asset management ... a dispute between a consumer and a financial institution,' he said. 'The proposal provides an alternative to investors besides putting the case to litigation, which would be costly ...

  5. Firm fights order to cover disputed tax payment

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A property company is seeking a judicial review of an Inland Revenue Department demand that it buy a tax reserve certificate to cover a disputed tax assessment of nearly ... challenge stems from a dispute over its sale of a property in 2005 and an assessment of profit taxes for 2005/06. In its application, it claims the department abused its power by requiring it to buy ...

  6. How swift lobbying ended a dispute that had dragged on for 10 months

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A 20-day lobbying effort by government officials and bankers has ended a 10-month dispute between banks and investors over settling the Lehman Brothers minibonds issue. 'The past 10 months have been very tough- especially the last 20 days,' a banking source said. The 16 lenders yesterday sealed the HK$6.3 billion agreement with the Securities and Futures ...

  7. Health reforms likely to trigger insurance disputes

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Disputes over medical claims are expected to increase when health-care-financing reforms are introduced, an insurance panel said yesterday. Complaints about hospitalisation ... on medical insurance policies rose from a total of HK$2.9 billion to HK$4 billion. 'When more people buy medical insurance, disputes over medical claims are bound to increase,' Mr Tsui ...

  8. Insiders dispute bubble trouble

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... a flood of buying by cash-rich home-hunters and property investors over the past few months. But all the indicators disputed a bubble was forming, he said. When the market peaked in 1997, one ...

  9. How to complain and get results

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... HKMA and Securities and Futures Commission launched the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre. The centre provides a simple route for redress to consumers with claims of up to HK$500,000. Fees ... commercial decisions, such as the fees they charge. Neither will it intervene in disputes between banks and their customers, or order banks to pay compensation. However, if the HKMA does investigate ...

  10. Accountants' Canada dispute may be a job for Macau's Mr Fixit

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to an unseemly recognition dispute between the HKICPA and the Association of Chartered Certificate Accountants earlier this year. White Collar understands that talks between the two bodies are proceeding ...




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