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  1. import ban on island stamps

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung Pyongyang has criticised Seoul for banning imports of North Korean stamps that feature a set of disputed islands claimed by South Korea and Japan. In a report carried ... to co-operation between the two Koreas. The North Korean stamps, depicting the string of rocky islets known as Tokdo (in Korean) and Takeshima (in Japanese), underline the territory is part of the Korean ...

  2. HK project puts stamp on NCS' growth in Asia

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BIEN PEREZ Singapore's top information technology and communications engineering services firm NCS is cranking up its regional expansion plans with a sharpened focus on key e-government projects in Hong Kong and on the mainland. 'The value propo ...

  3. Fewer cheap flats sold last year

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and sales had fallen as a result of government cooling measures. Sales momentum has slowed since July, after the government announced further tightening measures- on top of the special stamp duties ...

  4. Activist drops out as duty calls

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A Myanmese refugee who had been accepted to study at the Asian University for Women has dropped out because she is too busy campaigning against sexual violence in her country. Cheery Zahau, 26, a co-ordinator with the Chin Women's Organisati ...

  5. Warriors on mall duty

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Terracotta warriors from the Qin dynasty have marched into a shopping mall in Hong Kong. The soldiers have taken up position in a 1,500-square-foot exhibition hall at Telford Plaza, in Kowloon Bay. The 11 life-sized terracotta warriors are acco ...

  6. Drinkers losing out on duty cut, says beer group

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Coalition has found. The actual price adjustment varied according to how breweries and importers were using lower alcohol duties, said the coalition, which is part of the Hong Kong Food, Drink and Grocery Association. These savings are less than the maximum 29 HK cent reduction in average duties quoted by the government that beer companies are supposed to pass on to consumers. That saving ...

  7. Tax cut paves way for distribution hub if import duty is removed

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe Hong Kong could become the 'wine hub' of Asia, distributing imports across the region from a central spoke if import duty is eliminated altogether, according to wine consultant and educator Simon Tam. 'The latest tax cut was long overdue, but zero duty would create an ideal regional wine hub,' he said. 'It would become a much more attractive ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... university holidays and other benefits befitting such administrative employees. Will Lai, Western Stamp duty rise a good move I support the government's decision to make speculators pay a substantial stamp duty on property sales. Speculative activities on the market have kept pushing up property prices. This has put flat prices beyond the reach of many people, especially young people ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The women of Asia's family-owned business are coming into their own

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:15am by ANITA FUNG

    ... structures on the planet, the family firm, founded by men – and they are nearly all men – most of whom are or were deeply imbued with traditional Confucian precepts of filial duty, harmony and clearly defined gender roles. That has left many female members of Asia’s business dynasties at the sharp end of the clash between tradition and progress, torn between family duty ...

  10. Restructuring is vital even as we enjoy boom

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with money from record stamp duties on stock-market transactions and that the fiscal surplus for 2006-07 would exceed HK$58 billion? The AA rating may be a touch academic, but it still leaves ...




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