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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Double stamp duty on non-residential premises will hit businesses hard

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by TIMOTHY PEIRSON-SMITH

    ... To address this, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration made early efforts to further curb residential property prices by introducing a buyer's stamp duty following the introduction of a special stamp duty by the previous administration. The two measures have cooled the residential market, but have undesirably fuelled similar speculation in the commercial ...

  2. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Cheung Kong's Justin Chiu says stamp duty unlikely to hit home prices

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com As secondary market hits new high, developer says residential property still a safe buy Stamp duty 'not likely to eat into' home prices The city's new stamp duties are unlikely to hit Hong Kong home prices as residential property is still a good investment in the city's low-interest-rate environment, according to Cheung Kong ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Insight into Hong Kong buyer's stamp duty

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Wong

    ... Eric Wong moneypost@scmp.com Insight into HK buyer's stamp duty The Hong Kong government's Buyer's Stamp Duty, a 15 per cent tax on property transactions imposed on non-permanent residents, is designed to cut speculation in the local property market. In particular, it is designed to cut speculation by mainland buyers. Speculation? What speculators? One measure ...

  4. Stamp duty chills market

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to bite. In the second quarter, home values rose 0.9 per cent- the lowest level since September 2009, says prime realtor Savills. Although it is quick to say that the increase in stamp duty is not the only factor that is cooling the market, it is a major factor. 'Heightened uncertainty in the euro zone has undoubtedly played a part, but the stamp duty increase has undoubtedly put off ...

  5. Interest rates and stamp duty put pressure on developers

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li Rising interest rates and penalty stamp duty rates aimed at cracking down on speculation could end last year's brisk growth in property sales and present Hong Kong developers ... rates and facing a retreat by speculators from the market after the government imposed extra stamp duties on the quick turnover of properties and removed property as a qualifying asset under ...

  6. Comment on stamp duty rise 'a mistake'

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guo Aibing in Tianjin Some government officials may have made a mistake by commenting on the stamp duty rise before the release of the new policy, a senior mainland central banker suggested yesterday. The Ministry of Finance last week tripled the stamp duty on stock transactions in a move to curb the market rally. That came just a few days after another official denied ...

  7. Markets rally on mainland's stamp duty cut

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Shanghai index surges 9pc as intervention boosts confidence Investors went on a frenzied chase for mainland stocks yesterday on news of a cut in the stamp duty on share transactions, ... and Korea 0.08 per cent. In a research report released yesterday, HSBC regional strategist Steven Sun and his team of analysts likened the cut in stamp duty on mainland share transactions from 0.3 ...

  8. Cut in stock trading stamp duty may be far from Donald's mind

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for- a reduction in the 0.1 per cent stamp duty on stock transactions- may be a long time coming. Stamp duty may be too much of a goose that lays the golden egg for Mr Tsang to tinker with. ... levies stamp duty of 0.1 per cent on both the buying and selling of shares, while it exempts warrant and option trading. The sizzling market means stamp duty may total HK$30 billion this year- ...

  9. Stamp duty cut and rates waiver to boost home sales

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito and Klaudia Lee The reduction in stamp duty, and a rates waiver will stimulate the mass housing market, luring more potential buyers, say developers and property agents. Cheung Kong (Holdings) chairman Li Ka-shing welcomed the reduction on stamp duty from 0.75 per cent for properties valued between HK$1 million and HK$2 million to a payment of HK$100, predicting ...

  10. Stamp duty rise tips markets into downturn

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the stamp duty paid on share trades- its most decisive action yet to cool months of frenzied speculation that has sent the bourses to record highs. At one point the benchmark Shanghai Composite ... the stamp duty hike. The Shanghai index will seek bottom at around 3,000 in June,' said Wang Sheng, a strategist at Haitong Securities, based in Shanghai. 'A meaningful correction ...




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