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  1. Budget 2005

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revenue from stamp duty and other taxes.' TOURISM 'Over the next two years... the Hong Kong Tourism Board will launch a series of strategic global publicity and promotion programmes. ... ESTATE DUTY 'It is impossible for us to give an accurate estimate of the amount of foreign and domestic investment that will be induced if estate duty is abolished. Nonetheless, we ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Finance chief cautious but optimistic about economy Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah sounded a cautious note on public spending following stock market volatility and the slowing economy in the US. Speaking at a dinner hosted by the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association, he said stamp duty income would drop due to the recent fall in stock market ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the financial year. He said that given the better-than-expected revenue from stamp duty and land premiums, the 2007-08 financial results would exceed the original estimate of a HK$25.4 billion surplus. ...

  4. Ask our experts

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... notes that the government has implemented many measures to cool the market. These include the introduction of a special stamp duty on property transactions, and directions to banks to lower ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    No ban yet on outsiders buying flats in HK

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu, Joyce Ng

    ... Society vice-chairman Marco Wu Moon-hoi said the curb would be effective only with complementary measures, including stamp duty or a resale restriction to prevent speculation in flats sold under ...

  6. Record high for London homes

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... would not be significant. 'Higher prices and the stamp duty rise in April have made it more expensive to buy,' said Bailey. 'The euro-zone crisis has knocked confidence, ...

  7. A crazy property market crying out for government intervention

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... only one to three years to pay a high stamp duty. If it is going to hurt the property developers, so be it: they have made enough, and it is about time for them to pay something back. Hong Kong ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the risk of a property bubble developing. These curbs included extra stamp duty, tougher mortgage conditions and restrictions on reselling property. However, the situation is completely different ... the government has turned a blind eye to this pressing problem. I would suggest that it lowers the additional stamp duty it imposed and lifts some of the restrictions on reselling property. ...

  9. C.Y.'s housing plan falls flat on credibility

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... again, encourages people to set up firms to own property rather than doing so through their personal names. Stamp duties on eventual sale are lower that way. Are we then to forbid this practice ...

  10. Mixed fortunes in 2011 for HK's property market

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... economic growth. The momentum has slowed since the second half, after the government announced further tightening measures- on top of the special stamp duties announced in November 2010 to cool off ...




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