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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Naive Lam Fan-keung lost in the political woods

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... stamp duties, Lam set himself a trap by giving contradictory claims: he initially talked about having offered an extra commission to his agent- which is illegal- supposedly to speed up the sale, ... has been lacking recently in the china shop of politics. Lam has taken leave of absence from his Executive Council duties a mere four months after he was appointed by Chief Executive Leung ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    A minister on the wrong track?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... steering a bill through the Legislative Council that made the higher stamp duties introduced in 2012 law. They were angry that Cheung only offered a verbal commitment to put any increase in the stamp duty to lawmakers before it came into force, rather than following the usual practice of "negative vetting"- when lawmakers only debate a tax change after it is put into effect. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROFILE

    Corporate high-flier Victor Yeung puts his faith in real estate funds

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... projects. Its other recommendations include granting Hong Kong- listed reits exemption from the 16.5 per cent profits tax on rental income, and exempting them from paying stamp duty on the transfer ...

  4. Business - Money - PROFILE

    Barry Cheung: the man behind the failed HKMEx

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The collapse of HKMEx does not only hurt Cheung's business life but also his public persona. A month after the collapse, he quit the Executive Council and all other public duties after police ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a peace broker at breaking point

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Tanna Chong

    ... is standing bravely in their midst, trying to hold the two allies together. The Alliance for True Democracy convenor said it looked like his final duty as arbitrator for pan-democrats for more than ... choices would then be rubber-stamped by the nominating committee, the group responsible under the Basic Law for officially nominating candidates. However, a row immediately erupted between ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and show business. He was named the World Master of Culinary Arts in 2002. Now, because of his age, Yeung leaves most of the kitchen duties to his son. He still visits the restaurant almost daily, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'Good' trumps 'right', says Abraham Razack of property fight

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... representative Abraham Razack, it's been a busy summer preparing for a showdown with the government over property cooling measures. He is planning to table two amendments to its stamp duty bills ... price on top of normal stamp duty. One of the amendments Razack will propose is a tax refund to local corporate buyers after five years if their shareholders remain unchanged for three years. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Professor putting a price on protest

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... on the property market, Lui picked up a pen and started drawing a demand-supply diagram illustrating "how politics obstructs economics". "The stamp duty rules are not the real solution. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Helper moved to the fore as migrant workers' champion

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... her duties. Sringatin says many Hong Kong employers are reluctant to let migrant maids join a union. But the union will still help non-unionised workers, she says. She hopes the campaigning ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'We can't afford another generation too lazy to think', says arts adviser

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:08am by Vivienne Chow

    ... acquisition committee, which has a strong say on the development of the collections that will adorn the cultural district's museums. Pau has yet to receive details of her precise duties at West ...




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