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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Home prices expected to fall 5pc next month as stamp duty doubled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Flat sales also expected to fall 50pc due to doubling of the stamp duty Home prices forecast to drop 5pc next month Home prices are expected to fall 5 per cent and sales volume plunge by half next month in response to the government's doubling of the stamp duty for those who buy second homes worth more than HK$2 million. Centaline Property managing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1156615/home-prices-expected-fall-5pc-next-month-stamp-duty-doubled
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY phoned Beijing to clear stamp duty policy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... DAB chairman's revelation that CY telephoned Beijing to clear a new stamp duty last October sparks fears over the mainland's influence The influence of mainland authorities ... to Wang Guangya, the director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing, a few hours before a new stamp duty aimed at non-local homebuyers - mainlanders included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199686/cy-phoned-beijing-clear-stamp-duty-policy
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Use stamp duty windfall for those priced out of property market

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the administration could use the hefty increase in revenue to speed up public housing construction and as a rent subsidy Stamp duty windfall must be directed ... targeted foreigners and mainlanders by imposing on them a buyer's stamp duty, as well as an additional stamp duty for some transactions. These new taxes, which are no different from fines, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1185630/use-stamp-duty-windfall-those-priced-out-property-market
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    Expats dazed and confused by stamp duty

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... and confused by stamp duty New stamp duties rolled out over the last few months to try and cool the property market have been a big blow for expatriates in Hong Kong - and a matter of some confusion. On Monday last week the Inland Revenue Department, which handles all queries on stamp duties, was so overwhelmed with calls that its inquiry hotline was disconnected while officials tried to catch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1194722/expats-dazed-and-confused-stamp-duty
  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Extra stamp duty 'to hit speculators only', says financial secretary Tsang

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Real buyers will not be hurt, John Tsang says; developers respond by lifting agent commissions Extra duty 'to hit speculators only' Extra stamp duty 'to hit speculators only' Genuine home buyers will not be affected by property cooling measures, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday, adding that the higher stamp duties imposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157816/extra-stamp-duty-hit-speculators-only-says-financial-secretary-tsang
  6. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Agents say their business hit by cooling policies

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Heavyweights from the industry turn out to urge the government to withdraw extra stamp duties Agents say their business hit by cooling policies An alliance ... the measures last month, attended by thousands, the alliance said yesterday that if the government maintained its double stamp duty, they would consider "more radical moves", including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1294796/agents-say-their-business-hit-cooling-policies
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong's property curbs likely to stay until prices fall further

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... government headquarters in Admiralty if the government maintained its doubling of stamp duty, which agents say is to blame for a massive decrease in sales. Home sales are running at 43 per cent below the level in February before the government announced it would double stamp duty on purchases of all properties valued at more than HK$2 million. But prices have so far barely budged despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1298101/hong-kongs-property-curbs-likely-stay-until-prices-fall
  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Demand for flats falls by half in wake of stamp duty rises

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Paggie Leung and Joshua But Stamp duty rises aimed at cooling market have an immediate effect as buyers and sellers adopt cautious approach, leading to big drop in deals NEW MEASURES SEE ... Developers hoping to complete sales programmes looked for ways to fight the impact of sharp increases in stamp duties. They increased the commission for agents - some of whom were passing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157299/demand-flats-falls-half-wake-stamp-duty-rises
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sales in second-hand property market double after stamp duty

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 01:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Centaline Property Agency. The figures come just days after the government unveiled a set of extra stamp duties aimed to cool the city's property market. The figures come just days after the government unveiled a set of extra stamp duties aimed to cool the city's property market The number of transactions doubled from the previous weekend because many people had returned to the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1158201/sales-second-hand-property-market-double-after-stamp-duty
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Probe launched on sales in Apex hotel over stamp duty

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito and Jeanny Yu Cheung Kong insists sales of units at hotel in Kwai Chung are not a way to avoid stamp duty Want to avoid tax? Buy into a hotel The Lands Departments is investigating whether property giant Cheung Kong has violated land lease regulations by selling units at a suite hotel. Buyers do not have to pay stamp duties when buying commercial property. The probe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1153484/investors-avoid-stamp-duty-buying-cheung-kong-hotel-project

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