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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - REAL ESTATE

    Property market jitters possible amid uncertainty over law to double stamp duty

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li Uncertainty over legislation risks weakening market confidence, warn industry observers Stamp duty law delay unlikely to benefit owners Property owners are set to be disappointed if they think the delay in passing legislation to enact a doubling of stamp duty will cause prices to rise. According to industry observers, the delay will not materially affect property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1553619/property-market-jitters-possible-amid-uncertainty-over-law
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Proposed easing of stamp duty isn’t helping sales, property agencies say

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:03pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Agents say they are mired in the darkest days of the market correction and that the new government measures are not boosting transactions Stamp duty easing ... fallen as developers hold back on the launches of new projects and homeowners offer less room for negotiation after the proposed easing of stamp duty on some transactions. "Only 176 new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1516147/proposed-easing-stamp-duty-isnt-helping-sales-property
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Property transactions decline despite Hong Kong stamp duty reform

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:25am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Relaxation of double stamp duty fails to boost transactions in flats but buyer interest perks up Deals fall despite stamp duty reform On the first weekend after the government announced the relaxation of double stamp duty, the number of major property transactions fell, but the amount of buyer interest rose significantly, said Hong Kong property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1515199/property-transactions-decline-despite-hong-kong-stamp-duty
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property stamp duty concessions fail to impress lawmakers

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:37pm by FANNY FUNG, Sandy Li, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung, Sandy Li and Tanna Chong Lawmakers from all parties say proposed concessions are inconsistent Stamp duty concessions fail to impress lawmakers Lawmakers were unimpressed by a government bid to appease them with concessions on a bill to affirm last year's doubling of stamp duty, introduced to cool the property market. The concessions, leaked on Monday, were put before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511563/property-stamp-duty-concessions-fail-impress-lawmakers
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - REDEVELOPMENT

    New stamp duty may lead to fewer old buildings being redeveloped

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:32pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... The imposition of extra stamp duties, which caused a 72 per cent drop last year in developers' purchases of old buildings for redevelopment, will continue to affect the sector this year, property ... the drop on the extra stamp duties. Although one of the measures was only approved by lawmakers last month, and other is awaiting their approval, both duties have been levied since they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1440058/new-stamp-duty-may-lead-fewer-old-buildings-being
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Higher stamp duties approved by Legco 16 months after being imposed

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by Tony Cheung

    ... rise finally approved Higher stamp duties to cool Hong Kong's property market finally became law yesterday amid a flurry of grandstanding in the Legislative Council. The duties, which have ... in the past 16 months. The measures have wide public support, but their approval was held up as lawmakers sought a legally binding say in future stamp duty decisions. In the end, just after 4.30pm, 23 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433559/higher-stamp-duties-approved-legco-16-months-after-being-imposed
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Stamp duty expected to hit second-hand homes hardest

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com SHKP chairman says developers have already slashed prices on flats in new developments Stamp duty expected to hit second-hand homes hardest The city's second-largest property developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties, believes higher stamp duties that became law at the weekend will hit the secondary residential market hardest, despite developers slashing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433797/stamp-duty-expected-hit-second-hand-homes-hardest
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    Government to keep its control over stamp duty

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Government to keep its control over stamp duty The government says it intends to keep a system that allows it to make changes to the homebuyers' stamp duty without the scrutiny of lawmakers, despite calls to rein in its power. A 15 per cent stamp duty was introduced in 2012 on home purchases by corporations or by individuals who are not permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1429133/government-keep-its-control-over-stamp-duty
  10. 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

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