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  1. Bonds seen as safe haven again

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... high' resulting from the refinancing boom and hefty tax cuts. He says the most likely scenario now is subdued growth that will hover around 3 per cent. Those numbers are respectable by any ...

  2. Smugglers' haven turns to trade in used clothes

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Nestled away in a remote part of Guangdong province, the small port of Jieshi has developed a niche over the past 20 years as a hub for smuggled goods. From watches in the 1980s to second-hand motorcycles in the 1990s, Jieshi has long been a who ...

  3. Haven for distressed women helps them find their feet

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Small charity provides accommodation and counselling Jane, not her real name, is stuck between a rock and a hard place. She was a carefree 26-year-old living in Manila when a South Asian man from Hong Kong began sizing her up for possible ...

  4. Real estate loses safe-haven appeal

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Hong Kong investors turn to alternative hedges against negative real interest rates Property has lost its historical safe-haven status as a hedge against negative real interest ... Inflation, by contrast, has climbed from 3.2 per cent to 6.1 per cent at the latest calculation. In these circumstances, people normally put their deposits in safe havens such as property and other ...

  5. Perth seen as haven in weak housing market

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Australian property looks set for another year of falling prices, with about the best shelter from the storm being the Western Australia capital, Perth, according to Macquarie Bank. Property values in this city of 1.8 million set along the ...

  6. Students in safe haven after high seas drama

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Youngsters on an educational cruise study in Hong Kong hotel after a storm damaged their ship Near-disaster at sea meant that more than 600 students cruising round the world had to fly, not sail, into Hong Kong last week. The Semester ...

  7. Pledge but few clues on Shanghai property tax

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai was poised to prepare to implement a pilot property tax as part of nationwide efforts to curb rampant real-estate speculation, the municipality's mayor ... of non-luxury residential flats to be owned and occupied by ordinary citizens, and prepare for the trial reform on property tax as required by the central government,' mayor Han Zheng said ...

  8. A remarkable man

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tax in Hong Kong - and I am not yet convinced that there should be - I hope that any 'no tax for tourists' option will be available only to visitors from those countries that offer ...

  9. Tax overhaul marks significant breakthrough

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson Of the many initiatives included in the central government's 4trillion yuan (HK$4.54 trillion) economic stimulus package last November, the overhaul of value added tax ... enterprises and were effective from January 1 this year. According to Annie Lau, director of corporate and China tax at Deloitte in Hong Kong, the VAT overhaul is a significant breakthrough in tax ...

  10. PICC rebounds on cost controls, tax write-back

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a write-back of taxes and strict cost controls. PICC, partly owned by troubled insurer American International Group (AIG), posted a net profit of 342 million yuan (HK$387.93 million), compared ... a tax write-back of 497 million yuan, pre-tax loss was 447 million yuan. No final dividend was proposed. 'The insurer was double hit by the unprecedented catastrophes on the mainland ...




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