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  1. De Kock hopes to stamp his mark with Right Approach

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... major races on the night, including the Dubai Duty Free with champion mare Ipi Tombe. To prove it was no fluke, he came back this year and placed his name up among the pre-eminent international trainers by doing it again, with his double including a dead-heat for a second Dubai Duty Free win when the judge couldn't split Right Approach and Paolini. In addition, De Kock plundered ...

  2. All the figures add up to a much lower deficit

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... bottom in the first half of last year. Stock market turnover for the first 10 months of the year has reached $2.2 trillion. In the previous two years, the amount of stamp duty collected was about 0.2 per cent of total turnover. On that basis, stamp duty from stocks could be about $5.4 billion this year. Property sales are booming, with about 79,000 transactions in the first 10 months. ...

  3. All need to pull together to stamp out fakes

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the problem. The Customs Department has a duty to crack down on counterfeit goods, but customs officials say they do not have enough people to handle the job. The prevalence of fakes has a negative ... to avoid liability, the court should vigilantly scrutinise these before upholding their validity. The network operators owe a duty to the public to ensure the quality and maturity ...

  4. E-signatures get stamp of approval

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are violated. Government departments will also be held responsible if they fail their supervision duties. The law also grants legal status to electronic contracts with public utilities, which ...

  5. E-signatures get stamp of approval

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and will be liable for claims by clients if the regulations are violated. Government departments will also be held responsible if they fail their supervision duties. The law also grants legal status ...

  6. Bird flu battle is a matter of duty

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the strategy, made information public and directed all efforts to combating the disease. Thailand must now do the same. The culling of chickens there- vital to any effort to stamp out the disease- ... be underestimated. The World Health Organisation and other specialists regard the threat as greater than that posed by Sars. Every country has a duty to do all it can to ensure this nightmare scenario does ...

  7. Asset sales short of target by $6bn

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... But he said the shortfall would not widen the overall deficit. 'The income from stamp duty and the windfall from the Exchange Fund investment income are both expected to be much higher than ... billion. Stock market turnover stood at an average of $26 billion a day last week but hit $39 billion on Tuesday, the highest since the financial crisis of 1997. This has brought more stamp duty ...

  8. Corporate gains likely to bolster government coffers

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... sales and strong stock market turnover are also likely to boost stamp duty receipts. CPA Australia deputy president Marcellus Wong said the two firm's strong results indicated that Hong ... salaries tax, stamp duty on shares and property and betting tax. It would have the full benefit of improved profits next year but enjoy immediate respite in the shape of increased stamp duty from ...

  9. Childhood fun stamped in the memory

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... called 'Children Stamps- My Favourite Toys and Games', depicts activities including hopscotch, bubble-blowing and chess. The four stamps in the set have denominations between $1.40 ... Stamp Design Competition, which attracted more than 5,600 entries. Belinda, a 10-year-old who designed the chess stamp, said: 'If you look at my work closely, you will find that the facial ...

  10. Surge in government investment returns

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... is exceeding our estimates,' Mr Ma said on an RTHK radio programme. The government would also benefit from higher than expected revenue from profits tax and stamp duty, he said. 'For instance, property sales have become more active, and this has helped increase revenue for stamp duties,' he said. 'Others, such as profit tax, were much better as the effects of the Sars ...




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