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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Abraham Razack is not standing up for the common man on stamp duty

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... one or two democrats, is a new anti-speculation measure that taxes local corporate property buyers more than private buyers. The new buyer's stamp duty, introduced last October, requires overseas or corporate buyers of local properties to pay 15 per cent of the price as tax on top of the existing stamp duty and a special stamp duty. Razack and the rest of the Legco gang want local ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Property market still open to loopholes

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by Alex Lo

    ... the legislature to confirm last year's doubling of stamp duty. Here is an obvious loophole, which the government refuses to close. If you buy several flats under a single contract, a waiver for the doubled stamp duty may be granted for all the flats. Now you can't do the same with parking spaces. If you buy more than one parking space, you get no waiver even if you buy them all ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... clever executives had wanted to exploit a legal loophole to allow buyers to avoid paying residential stamp duty. These corporate types are certainly smart. You just wish they had a little more ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why bother inspecting a Hong Kong investment flat?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Alex Lo

    ... the introduction of "spicy" measures such as the doubling of stamp duty, which artificially depressed the number of transactions without pushing down prices, and with lots of money sitting ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... such as new town developments in the New Territories, funding for waste management facilities and the double property stamp duty. There is now a backlog of over 40 items before the Legislative ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bubble trouble for the pan-dems in Legco property cooling vote

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bubble trouble for the pan-democrats We live in interesting times. During the nail-biting final vote on the government's higher stamp duties to cool the property market, in-your-face lawmakers "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung of the League of Social Democrats and Gary Fan Kwok-wai of the NeoDemocrats backed the government. However, 23 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Reserve your criticism of financial secretary John Tsang

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... stamp duties- raised even higher to crack down on property speculation- the government is guaranteed healthy revenues. That is, incidentally, one reason why we often criticise, fairly or not, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't pretend tycoons' gift is good for us

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... curbs introduced by the government in recent times would not be relaxed. The risks of an asset bubble remained, though Chan insisted that the government measures, such as doubling the stamp duty ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Little guy will pay for parking lunacy

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the government imposed new stamp duties to cool the overheated property market. Chinachem Group has released an unspecified number of parking spaces on at least five of its estates. New World ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Planning watchdog on a tight leash

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The entire list, which includes rezoning a large area next to Baptist University to build flats, deserves close scrutiny. But it looks like the board can only be counted on to rubber-stamp these GIC conversions to residential use. In a recent board minute, the board's chairman and vice-chairman spelled out what they consider its duties to be. Subtitled "role and powers ...



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