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    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... A property developer's generosity is helping the arts to survive- and thrive, writes Carrie Chan WITH HONG KONG businesses regularly falling victim to the city's exorbitant rents, the chances of struggling artists being able to afford space in p ...

  2. Life on the Rock looks attractive to buyers

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... into a shopping centre for the western Mediterranean. And, because it is a tax haven, Gibraltar has created new jobs in financial and legal services, retail and, most recently, internet gaming. About 50 ... from wealthy individuals moving to Gibraltar to take advantage of low personal taxes. Gibraltar runs a scheme called Category Two, whereby wealthy overseas individuals have taxes ...

  3. Hyundai urges tax breaks for hybrid cars

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong South Korea's Hyundai Motor suggested yesterday that Beijing should introduce substantial tax concessions as a way to encourage consumers to buy low-emission vehicles. 'Hyundai's hybrid vehicles will be ready by 2010 and we'll start selling the product in the North American market because places like the United States and Japan give tax benefits ...

  4. Chan saddles up for Games, tax challenges

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... has to take on government and the anti-gambling lobby to seek lower betting tax and more freedom to upgrade facilities, add racing days and expand betting services to cover new areas ... The local tax regime discourages international races from accepting us at present and we would like to see the government cut the tax to help us. Given the lobbying from anti-gambling groups, ...

  5. Tax issues pose big obstacle in HK push into Islamic finance

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan In its race to tap into the estimated US$1 trillion Islamic finance market, Hong Kong faces a sizeable hurdle- taxes. And, said Eddie Yue Wai-man (right), a deputy chief ... first Islamic bond as early as in the third quarter. 'The major issue is the taxes,' said Mr Yue, referring in general to Islamic bonds. He did not address the Airport Authority's ...

  6. Business - Companies - RESULTS

    Retailer to expand circle on mainland China

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... increased last year by 20.2 per cent to HK$199.9 million. Excluding gains on the disposal of real estate and in gross margin stemming from the cigarette inventory following the tobacco tax increase ...

  7. Goldwind to use share sale funds to grow abroad

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... than 1 per cent of total sales, Li said, declining to reveal its target for the future. 'We set up an international market department three years ago, but so far we haven't had many ... to projects deemed redundant or of low quality. 'Wind power is a hot industry. Local governments are keen to develop it because it can bring in good tax income, so it is inevitable some projects ...

  8. Diamonds are forever for newly-weds

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of mainland women and their fiances grows, diamonds are also challenging gold as the ultimate safe-haven investment. 'People in China bought gold for security in the past,' said Mr Tse. 'In the late 1980s, Chinese people bought gold due to anxiety over the currency. But the diamond market has surpassed gold since then.' Beyond changes in consumer preferences, lower taxes ...

  9. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    Cosco arm may dip toe into leasing

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... policies to help with vessel financing, including tax breaks. Cosco International may also consider expanding its ship trading operation from the sale and purchase of Cosco vessels to cover ship ...

  10. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    L'Occitane on track to reach store expansion target

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... citing higher tax expense. Sales are typically skewed towards the second half, with the Christmas-shopping-heavy October-December quarter accounting for 40 per cent of annual sales and 22 per ...




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