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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Drastic measures necessary to stabilise Hong Kong property market

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by Anthony Cheung

    ... of a massive bubble Right on target The Legislative Council will resume the second reading of the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday. The bill, if passed, will end the extended period of uncertainty in the market over the demand management measures introduced by the government in October 2012- namely, an enhanced special stamp duty to curb short-term speculation and a new buyer's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429032/drastic-measures-necessary-stabilise-hong-kong-property
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's stamp duties are woefully inefficient ways to tax

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:27am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The argument that revenue raised from taxing share transactions is a pay cheque for Hongkongers for keeping the rule of law is short-sighted HK's stamp duty is a woefully inefficient way to raise money On Sunday, my esteemed colleague Jake van der Kamp duffed me up in print. I'd provoked his ire by arguing that the Hong Kong government should scrap its stamp duty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1336792/hong-kongs-stamp-duties-are-woefully-inefficient-ways-tax
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let's not do away with Hong Kong's stock transaction stamp duties; they're worth the money

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let's not do away with stock transaction stamp duties Hong Kong should scrap its stamp duty on share trading Headline, Monitor column October 18 An old veteran ... be it. I differ with my colleague Tom Holland on this business of stamp duty. Tom's argument is that the 0.1 per cent stamp duty on almost all transactions on the stock exchange reduces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1335717/lets-not-do-away-hong-kongs-stock-transaction-stamp-duties
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Arguments for keeping Hong Kong's stamp duty fail close scrutiny

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:09am by Tom Holland

    ... stamp duty fail close scrutiny A newspaper column calling for a cut in tax would normally get an enthusiastic reception. So although I wasn't surprised by the volume of readers' e-mail messages that flowed in after Monitor suggested a couple of weeks ago that Hong Kong should scrap its stamp duty on share trading, I was gobsmacked by the vehemence of their criticism. There can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1344773/arguments-keeping-hong-kongs-stamp-duty-fail-close-scrutiny
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MONITOR

    Hong Kong should scrap its stamp duty on share trading

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Tom Holland

    ... stamp duty on share trading To support its unsuccessful attempt to list in Hong Kong, Chinese internet retail giant Alibaba argued that the city's share of Asian stock market trading ... lacklustre trading volumes. The main reason is the Hong Kong government's stamp duty on stock transactions. Every time a share changes hands on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the buyer and seller ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1333961/hong-kong-should-scrap-its-stamp-duty-share-trading
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government must back off to keep Hong Kong a truly free market

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:14am by LAM PUN-LEE

    ... of mortgage rules and increased stamp duty on luxury premises prompted speculators to divert their investments to small and medium-sized homes, as well as commercial buildings. As a result, the prices ... Leung Chun-ying levied a buyer's stamp duty on non-permanent residents. He also imposed restrictions on milk formula purchases, and put a stop to mainland women giving birth here. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1420519/government-must-back-keep-hong-kong-truly-free-market
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY SALES

    70pc fewer companies buying Hong Kong homes since new stamp duty

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... a month since November last year - the first month after the introduction of additional stamp duty of 15 per cent on purchases by corporate and non-permanent-resident buyers, according to a document submitted to the Legislative Council. "It shows the extra stamp duty has been very effective in curbing speculation," said Patrick Chow Moon-kit, head of research at Ricacorp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1329857/70pc-fewer-companies-buying-hong-kong-homes-new-stamp-duty
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Housing official rejects calls to exempt charities from stamp duty

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by PROD

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Senior housing official rejects calls from lawmakers to exempt charities from property tax introduced to combat market speculation No stamp duty exemption ... from the 109 properties it owns. The Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2012 imposed a buyer's stamp duty of 15 per cent of the purchase price of properties, payable by all non-permanent-resident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1323724/housing-official-rejects-calls-exempt-charities-stamp-duty
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Abraham Razack is not standing up for the common man on stamp duty

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... one or two democrats, is a new anti-speculation measure that taxes local corporate property buyers more than private buyers. The new buyer's stamp duty, introduced last October, requires overseas or corporate buyers of local properties to pay 15 per cent of the price as tax on top of the existing stamp duty and a special stamp duty. Razack and the rest of the Legco gang want local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1311861/abraham-razack-not-standing-common-man-stamp-duty
  10. Business - Economy - PROPERTY

    Lawmakers warn of stand against stamp duty move

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... against stamp duty move Lawmakers have warned the government that they will vote against a proposal to double stamp duty on property purchases if the administration fails to make substantial ... investors and speculators. Hit by a slump in property sales after the introduction of the doubling of stamp duty in February, hundreds of property agents protested outside the Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1260261/lawmakers-warn-stand-against-stamp-duty-move

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