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  1. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Stamp duty increase provokes protests

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Stamp duty increase provokes protests More organisations and individuals have joined the chorus of criticism against the doubling of stamp duty on the purchase ... of Chartered Surveyors said. "The proposed double stamp duty might send a negative signal to the international business community and therefore potentially adversely affect Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1259450/stamp-duty-increase-provokes-protests
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing medicine not curing the problem

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Gordon Tse

    ... Gordon Tse While the government has announced steps to ease housing shortages in the medium term, they are unlikely to cool prices in the near term Alternative medicine won't cureproblems Hong Kong's housing sector seems to have developed a resistance to any medicine prescribed by the government. Take the special stamp duty, for example. This punitive short-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1047069/housing-medicine-not-curing-problem
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Investors returning to new projects, lured by stamp duty subsidies

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:59pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com New residential projects revive interest from investors attracted by higher rental yields Discounts, stamp duty subsidies lure investors New residential projects where discounts and subsidies for extra stamp duty are being offered have revived buying interest from investors who stayed on the sidelines after the government introduced a series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1561818/investors-returning-new-projects-lured-stamp-duty-subsidies
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee The extra tax, which has been levied on almost all property purchases since early last year, voted into law before Legco’s summer break Doubling of stamp duty at last passed Legislation doubling the stamp duty on most property purchases was finally passed by lawmakers last night, just before the Legislative Council enters its three-month summer recess. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555049/law-affirm-double-stamp-duty-passed-17-months-after-levy-came
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Home prices expected to fall 5pc next month as stamp duty doubled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Flat sales also expected to fall 50pc due to doubling of the stamp duty Home prices forecast to drop 5pc next month Home prices are expected to fall 5 per cent and sales volume plunge by half next month in response to the government's doubling of the stamp duty for those who buy second homes worth more than HK$2 million. Centaline Property managing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1156615/home-prices-expected-fall-5pc-next-month-stamp-duty-doubled
  10. 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

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