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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Easing of double stamp duty another example of Leung's failed housing policy

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the only certainty in the chief executive's flip-flopping housing measures is that they have all been ill-thought-out or ineffective Stamp duty move yet ... the property market would be relaxed, to make it easier for residents to upgrade their flats. Thus, residents moving up the property ladder will no longer have to pay a double stamp duty of as much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512772/easing-double-stamp-duty-another-example-leungs-failed
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Tweaking of stamp duty won’t lead to big boost in home sales

    Posted May 19th 2014, 12:06pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Tweaking of stamp duty not likely to help much, with bank loans tighter and market weak Rule change may not lead to sales surge as buyers wait Would you buy a flat if the government extends the period during which you can sell your old home and still qualify for exemption from double stamp duty? Last week, the government proposed to revise the rules for double stamp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1515473/tweaking-stamp-duty-wont-lead-big-boost-home-sales
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513003/property-market-still-open-loopholes
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to fix glaring loophole in Hong Kong's property stamp duty

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:09am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Fix stamp duty's glaring loophole A loophole in the new stamp duty has created the impression that it's one rule for the rich and another for the rest of us. As one of its cooling measures to calm the red-hot property market, the government has introduced a bill which enables the doubling of the stamp duty of flat sales worth more than HK$2 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1379367/time-fix-glaring-loophole-hong-kongs-property-stamp-duty
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Drastic measures necessary to stabilise Hong Kong property market

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by Anthony Cheung

    ... of a massive bubble Right on target The Legislative Council will resume the second reading of the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday. The bill, if passed, will end the extended period of uncertainty in the market over the demand management measures introduced by the government in October 2012- namely, an enhanced special stamp duty to curb short-term speculation and a new buyer's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429032/drastic-measures-necessary-stabilise-hong-kong-property
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's stamp duties are woefully inefficient ways to tax

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:27am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The argument that revenue raised from taxing share transactions is a pay cheque for Hongkongers for keeping the rule of law is short-sighted HK's stamp duty is a woefully inefficient way to raise money On Sunday, my esteemed colleague Jake van der Kamp duffed me up in print. I'd provoked his ire by arguing that the Hong Kong government should scrap its stamp duty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1336792/hong-kongs-stamp-duties-are-woefully-inefficient-ways-tax
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government must back off to keep Hong Kong a truly free market

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:14am by LAM PUN-LEE

    ... of mortgage rules and increased stamp duty on luxury premises prompted speculators to divert their investments to small and medium-sized homes, as well as commercial buildings. As a result, the prices ... Leung Chun-ying levied a buyer's stamp duty on non-permanent residents. He also imposed restrictions on milk formula purchases, and put a stop to mainland women giving birth here. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1420519/government-must-back-keep-hong-kong-truly-free-market
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1335717/lets-not-do-away-hong-kongs-stock-transaction-stamp-duties
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Arguments for keeping Hong Kong's stamp duty fail close scrutiny

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:09am by Tom Holland

    ... stamp duty fail close scrutiny A newspaper column calling for a cut in tax would normally get an enthusiastic reception. So although I wasn't surprised by the volume of readers' e-mail messages that flowed in after Monitor suggested a couple of weeks ago that Hong Kong should scrap its stamp duty on share trading, I was gobsmacked by the vehemence of their criticism. There can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1344773/arguments-keeping-hong-kongs-stamp-duty-fail-close-scrutiny
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Hong Kong should scrap its stamp duty on share trading

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Tom Holland

    ... stamp duty on share trading To support its unsuccessful attempt to list in Hong Kong, Chinese internet retail giant Alibaba argued that the city's share of Asian stock market trading ... lacklustre trading volumes. The main reason is the Hong Kong government's stamp duty on stock transactions. Every time a share changes hands on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the buyer and seller ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1333961/hong-kong-should-scrap-its-stamp-duty-share-trading

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