• Thursday
  • October 2, 2014
  • Last updated: 5:20pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Related Keywords

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 28 for stamp duty

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let's not do away with Hong Kong's stock transaction stamp duties; they're worth the money

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let's not do away with stock transaction stamp duties Hong Kong should scrap its stamp duty on share trading Headline, Monitor column October 18 An old veteran ... be it. I differ with my colleague Tom Holland on this business of stamp duty. Tom's argument is that the 0.1 per cent stamp duty on almost all transactions on the stock exchange reduces ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Distant central bankers drive home prices up in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that it is not hot money driving prices up. The government's rationale for imposing special stamp duties and other punitive measures on buying and selling flats is thus false. Speculative money flows ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Post, September 18 I'm not sure I entirely agree with you here, Arthur. The duty of the citizen to obey the law is not quite the same thing as observing the rule of law. What we have in mind with rule of law is more the duty of the public custodians of the law, our lawmakers, police, prosecutors and judges, to act through due process of law however offensive they think ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pay up for market information- don't expect it to be free

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Market prices are a valuable money-making asset, and regulators should not expect dealers to hand out such accurate figures for nothing Pay up for market information- don't expect it to be free Banks are "struggling" to stamp out alleged collusion in the foreign exchange market, the chairman of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority watchdog, ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Only higher rates will ease property prices

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 02:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp While US interest rates remain low, Hong Kong's stamp duties are unable to do more than shift the burden of pricey flats onto the poor Only higher rates will ease ... are now singing the government line that punitive stamp duties have restrained prices. I am not so sure, and neither is the data. Certainly the government's own official residential property ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rise in interest rates is something to welcome, not worry about

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... greater shock to the system. It might not fix things anyway. Administrative measures such as punitive stamp duties just make things worse, aside from punishing the wrong people. The only cure ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong financial secretary's property moves seen as a bad idea

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... particularly when the chief tax man is a career civil servant not noted for making bold stands. Let us nonetheless go down a partial list of why higher stamp duties on the early sale of homes and new stamp duties on outsider buyers are bad ideas. They further expose the Hong Kong public to a property crash rather than offer protection from it. Take note in this context ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    How John Tsang's 'cooling' measures turned up the heat on the poor

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rebased to a value of 100 for October 2012, when Mr Tsang introduced the first extra stamp duty. And, yes, there is definitely evidence that these measures had an effect on prices for flats over ... October 2012 if he had not concentrated market attention there with stamp duties that restrained prices increases for the largest flats. What he has also done, as the second chart shows, is slow ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Smell a rat? Let the market deal with it

    Posted May 20th 2014, 12:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the slips are time-stamped and the cheat would quickly be uncovered. Then again, however, time-stamping machines need occasional maintenance, which, no doubt, explains how a friend could once point ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Xi Jinping may be in over his head with anti-corruption crusade

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... economy can do anything about it. It is thus all very well for a national president to say that he will stamp out corruption and stage a few demonstration trials of egregiously corrupt officials. ...




SCMP.com Account