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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Property cooling measures unfair to locals, Hong Kong lawmakers say

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... to locals' Housing officials are facing mounting pressure to scale back an anti-speculation measure that seeks to cool the market by taxing corporate property buyers more than private buyers. ... stamp duty introduced last October. The rule demands overseas or corporate buyers of local properties pay 15 per cent of the price as tax on top of the existing stamp duty and a special stamp ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Olga Wong

    ... per cent of the market rate. HOS is intended to offer affordable housing to buyers who cannot afford private property but are too well off to qualify for public flats. For the Tai O project, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Demand will ensure private flats are built, says Paul Chan

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by Olga Wong

    ... to protect public interest. Land is a public asset and cannot be sold at an unreasonably low price." But he admitted that the department set land premiums based on the prevailing property market ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    MTR Corp not pulling its weight on housing needs, says Paul Chan

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... Corp paid HK$4.9 billion for the right to develop property at eight sites- including the Tin Wing Light Rail station. A real estate specialist at City University said the government's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA cash injection to speed up development of 'small Taikoo Shing'

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Olga Wong

    ... in the next decade. "The authority will have more control in both the timing and quality of the project by investing in the construction," said the authority's director of property ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmaker Chan Kin-por in battle over management of private Cyberport estate

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:23am by FANNY FUNG

    ... to set up an owners' corporation. The group has recently gathered enough support from owners- whose shares in the properties add up to more than 5 per cent of the total- to convene a meeting ... and the quality of services there. She said she hoped the campaign for an owners' corporation would improve transparency in the management of the property. Chan said the existing owners' ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Cooling measures to stay amid risk of property bubble

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:00pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung Kc.ng@scmp.com The government has no intention of dropping property cooling measures as the risk of a property bubble remains high, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah ... at four per cent for the whole year. Tsang was briefing lawmakers on Hong Kong’s latest economic situation. He said property purchases by non-locals and overseas companies had gone down after ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Property price curbs could lead to government deficit next year, warns economist

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 09:15pm by Candy Chan

    ... on property sales - a university economist says. Ho Lok-sang said a dramatic drop in transactions had already been noted since the introduction of a special stamp duty and a 15 per cent duty on overseas and corporate buyers on top of stamp duty. "The cooling measures will not only dampen overseas demand on local properties, but reduce the supply of flats especially in the second-hand ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel tipped to reject two key suggestions to ease housing crisis

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... controversy, with supporters saying it could help improve the living conditions in those homes and opponents saying that enforcement of such a law would make many homeless. Cheung said yesterday: ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Property sector turns to radicals in tax fight

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Agents seek support of lawmakers known for blocking tactics in bid to stop stamp duty bill Property sector turns to radicals in tax fight The real-estate sector is turning to radical politicians in their fight to block the government's anti-property speculation bill that seeks to cool the housing market through increases in stamp duty. ...




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