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  1. Property selling despite curbs, agents say

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Charlotte So

    ... homes could be limited, agents say. A day after the authorities, taking aim at 'flippers', announced an additional stamp duty of up to 15 per cent on property transactions and cut ... 'flip' properties for quick gains. And these people primarily focus on properties at the lower end of the market. 'Sharply raising the stamp duty on the properties that change hands within ...

  2. Mainland stocks succumb to inflation fears

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is near the level it sank to last month before Beijing intervened, cutting the stamp duty to bolster the troubled market. Analysts and investors speculated that the regulator might step in again, ... on April 23 when Beijing announced a substantial reduction in the stamp duty. 'The downward trend is irreversible, and the index will soon test the 3,000-point floor set ...

  3. China sets the bar high with new-found duties

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more able to carry out such duties. Rising global influence will mean participating in operations like those in Japan and possibly even getting involved in missions to protect the citizens ...

  4. HK$1.3m quake aid from stamps

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Limited edition stamps sold by Hongkong Post to fund earthquake relief in Sichuan following last month's devastating tremor have raised HK$1.37 million. The stamps feature a print of a giant panda paw. Postmaster General Tam Wing-pong said 90 applications for 10 stamp box sets and 6,198 applications for 3,500 stamp packs had been received. A computer ballot ...

  5. In the cyber age, the humble postage stamp is not licked yet

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Hongkong Post plans to limit issues of commemorative and special stamps to help maintain market value and increase the popularity of philately in the e-mail age. Postmaster General ... he said. Mr Tam said stamp sales varied depending on the design's popularity and the amount printed, with unsold stamps shredded and recycled into cardboard and paper towels. The post ...

  6. Testing the lines of duty

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Legislators have urged the government to improve Hong Kong's communication channels in the wake of the Manila hostage crisis to help it better deal with other countries in emergencies. At a special meeting early this month, legislators e ...

  7. Fireman who died in line of duty buried with full honours

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a Hong Kong flag, left for Gallant Garden, the burial ground for government servants killed in the line of duty. Among the officials attending were Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, ...

  8. Top police and politicians detained over stamp scam

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for colluding with Abdul Karim Telgi, mastermind behind a racket that printed and sold fake postage and revenue stamps worth 300 billion rupees used in court papers and property transactions through his ... accomplices- ran out of luck after a Mumbai crime unit seized fake stamps worth 8 billion rupees from a warehouse in Bhiwandi, a town north of Mumbai, in January this year. The trail led to Telgi. ...

  9. CSRC may fast-track moves to lift markets

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, analysts said such measures would do little to arrest the market slide, given that previous stock-boosting attempts, such as April's cut in stamp duty tax, had failed. 'Worries ... further measures. China cut the stamp duty on stock trades on April 23. The CSRC last month told fund managers not to dump shares after a devastating earthquake in southern Sichuan province. ...

  10. Just doing my duty

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the job. Friends asked why I was so hard working, staying through all these long meetings. I have the duty to do so although, yes, sometimes it's a waste of time. But at least you know ...




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