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  1. 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
  2. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong's secondary home prices continue to fall in wake of stamp duty change

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by PEGGY SITO AND JOYCE NG

    ... Peggy Sito and Joyce Ng Secondary home prices continue fall on duties Hong Kong's secondary home prices are continuing to fall as the government's anti-speculative stamp duties ... residents and corporate buyers would have to pay an extra 15 per cent stamp duty on home prices. The added duty, which took effect on October 27, came on top of other duties aimed at checking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1100217/hong-kongs-secondary-home-prices-continue-fall-wake
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Stamp duty 'a drag' on sales at luxury project

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Marinella developer says new levy on buyers slowing purchases, calls for measure's review Stamp duty 'a drag on sales' at luxury project Sales of the 20 remaining special flats at luxury residential project Marinella were slowing because of the new buyer's stamp duty, the developers said yesterday. "The sales plan has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1103176/stamp-duty-drag-sales-luxury-project
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Flat sales slump since new stamp duty

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Phila Siu

    ... new stamp duty Property sales slumped last week, despite an increasing number of owners cutting prices, following the introduction of new stamp duty. Flat owners cut prices 3 to 5 per cent, ... measures. On October 26 the government announced that non-permanent residents and buyers who use company names would have to pay an additional stamp duty of 15 per cent of the price. The extra tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1081135/flat-sales-slump-new-stamp-duty
  5. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610802/cut-stock-trading-stamp-duty-may-be-far-donalds-mind
  6. DAB seeks easing of rules on stock listings and cuts in stamp duty

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... financial centre. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong also urged the government to cut stamp duty on share transactions, which stands at 0.1 per cent on each deal- ... jurisdictions are assessed on a case-by-case basis, a HKEx spokesman said. From January to October last year, the government received HK$12.7 billion from stamp duty on share trades. The DAB said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577354/dab-seeks-easing-rules-stock-listings-and-cuts-stamp-duty
  7. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    A bird in the hand may cost you a flock

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... with no other residential property and you buy in your own name, your stamp duty rates are half the new rates and you are exempt from the 15 per cent buyer's stamp duty announced last October. On a HK$10 million property purchase you save HK$1.875 million in stamp duty. If you are a permanent resident with residential property and you buy in your own name, you pay stamp duty at the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/expert-qa/article/1225509/bird-hand-may-cost-you-flock
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sparks fly in developers' meeting with officials over anti-speculation taxes

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito, Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung Private developers, angry over government's stamp duty to curb speculation, slam officials for being 'ignorant' about the sector ... The association wants the new buyer's stamp duty - introduced in late October, under which overseas or corporate buyers of local properties have to pay 15 per cent of the transaction price as tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1110114/sparks-fly-developers-meeting-officials-over-anti-speculation-taxes
  9. DUTY DEBATE GOES ON

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The special stamp duty, which punishes the short-term resale of property, has generated more debate. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wan said the duty could come under review ... suggestions about an end to the duty. According to Centaline Property, prices could fall if the duty remains in place. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988450/duty-debate-goes
  10. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong home sales spike as locals jump in to buy

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... in to buy Home sales rebounded sharply last month, driven by local buyers unaffected by the government's new stamp duty provisions targeting overseas and corporate investors. Fuelled by excess ... the government introducing a 15 per cent buyers' stamp duty for corporate buyers and non-permanent residents to cool the market. Total property transactions, including homes, offices and parking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1143368/hong-kong-home-sales-spike-locals-jump-buy

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