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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong’s outlook

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:22pm by Joyce Ng

    ... restated its negative outlook on the city's banking system, citing concerns about risks to lenders from rapidly expanding exposure to mainland borrowers. Hong Kong is one of three markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549269/hsbc-downgrades-outlook-hong-kong-economy-partly-occupy-central-fears
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Sandy Li Homebuyers' cash being held by lawyers while stamp duty bill is delayed in Legco Filibuster puts more than HK$4b at stake Billions of dollars paid in property transactions have been put at risk by a delay in passing a law that enacts a doubling of stamp duties, lawyers warn. Conveyancing lawyers are holding the extra taxes they have collected from property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553517/legco-filibuster-stamp-duty-puts-more-hk4b-stake
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Stamp duty relief for corporate property buyers set to be voted down

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com People Power does U-turn again on help for corporate property buyers Stamp duty change set to be blocked An amendment to stamp duty legislation to give ... to object to the proposal from pan-democrat Kenneth Leung. The amendment, to legislation to impose a doubling of stamp duty on most property purchases, will be put to a vote in the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554350/stamp-duty-relief-corporate-property-buyers-set-be-voted-down
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... Occupy 'a danger to property market' "Unexpected shocks" like the planned Occupy Central protest could trigger a property market slump, leading international bank Barclays warned yesterday. And it would take Hong Kong longer to recover than after the crashes of 2003 and 2008, it said. Barclays said prices had deviated too much from fundamentals, making the property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:01am by ALEX BOOKBINDER, Patrick Boehler

    ... Alex Bookbinder in Yangon and Patrick Boehler in Hong Kong Wolfowitz paid US$75,000 for help in Myanmar Leaked documents show Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying paid former US deputy defence secretary Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for his help with projects in Myanmar. According to a July 22, 2013, remittance notice by the Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank, Wolfowitz received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557390/jimmy-lai-paid-paul-wolfowitz-us75000-help-myanmar
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpaid property taxes piling up in law firms a risk as Legco delays stamp duty bill, John Tsang claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Patsy Moy, Emily Tsang

    ... Patsy Moy and Emily Tsang Finance chief says property levies piling up at law firms while lawmakers are filibustering Tsang frets over delay to stamp duty bill's passage Law firms risk having to keep an increasing amount in property taxes paid by clients because of a delay in passing legislation to enact a doubling of stamp duty, the financial chief claims. The extra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548273/unpaid-property-taxes-piling-law-firms-risk-legco-delays-stamp-duty
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... 2013, as at April 2014, overall property prices have only slightly increased by 0.1% per month on average, much lower than the average monthly increase of 2.7% in the first two months of 2013 ... for the licensing regime of the property management industry. Transport • Commenced a systemic reform of the Marine Department in May 2013. The reform encompasses a comprehensive review of legislation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539724/full-text-cy-leungs-2014-annual-report
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Parties' Legco voting records show a blurring of political lines, Post finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... Business-unfriendly policies such as doubling the property stamp duty have pushed the Liberal Party- a traditional ally of the government- closer to its most vocal critics, the pan-democrats. ... opposing almost half of the other's motions. The unclear battle lines were highlighted by the vote on the doubling of the property stamp duty to curb speculation, a brainchild of Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557132/parties-legco-voting-records-show-blurring-political-lines-post-finds
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Still keen on 'one man, one vote'? New poll will check out Hongkongers' latest reform views

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Gary Cheung

    ... as Centaline Property Agency boss Shih Wing-ching and Andy Ho On-tat, who used to be information coordinator for former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Respondents will be asked questions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557045/still-keen-one-man-one-vote-new-poll-will-check-out-hongkongers
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee The extra tax, which has been levied on almost all property purchases since early last year, voted into law before Legco’s summer break Doubling of stamp duty at last passed Legislation doubling the stamp duty on most property purchases was finally passed by lawmakers last night, just before the Legislative Council enters its three-month summer recess. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555049/law-affirm-double-stamp-duty-passed-17-months-after-levy-came

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