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  1. Boost for corporate tax-rate merger

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Unified levy supported for domestic and foreign banks The Ministry of Finance has pledged support for the merger of the two-tier corporate tax system for domestic and foreign ... this was the first time the ministry had responded to widespread calls from the domestic business sector urging a unified tax regime. The Economic Daily is an affiliate of the State Council, the mainland ...

  2. Macau tax haven has HK watching

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... skills. The idea is to attract international companies, expert staff, transfer of technology, knowledge, to local Macau.' Compared with most tax havens, Macau requires the company to have business activities- not just a shell. 'They don't want to be criticised by the international tax community as setting up another tax haven,' Ms Macpherson said. Although the scheme ...

  3. BEA offers haven against 'shameful' death tax

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... up offshore trusts. Under Hong Kong's territorially based estate duty, tax is payable on all properties in Hong Kong, irrespective of nationality, residence or domicile. Estates valued ... 'We will be most happy to help you restructure your holdings to avoid this shameful tax.' Continuing what he called a 'decades-long' battle to have the death duties scrapped, Mr ...

  4. Offshore haven goes on offensive

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... wares, but assuring a captive audience- 40 per cent of the 500,000 international companies registered in the tax haven are from Hong Kong or the mainland- that it is co-operative, compliant ... and Development (OECD) has been zealously tackling international money laundering in the wake of the September 11 attacks, putting the pressure on greater transparency of accounts held by tax havens ...

  5. Wing Hang's gab artist warms to his pitch as tax season looms

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cash coupon- which you don't have to return even if you end up not taking out a loan from them. And they are doing all this when most of us haven't even received our tax bills. hassle ... offers during the past year, the unsecured lending arm of Wing Hang Bank is ready to rock the market again as tax season approaches. Last October the firm surprised competitors by cutting ...

  6. Worth the wait

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Boat lovers seek protection from the sweltering heat yesterday to celebrate the opening of the new 53-berth marina at Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Sai Kung. Club commodore Ken Trice said it represented the culmination of 11 years of planning, design and construction. ...

  7. Come sail away

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Young sailors are invited to take part in next month's 24-Hour Charity Dinghy Race organised by the Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Sai Kung. The club hopes to raise at least $500,000 for the Children's Cancer Foundation through the event, which starts on May 1. 'We anticipate something in the region of 30 dinghies competing, comprised of a mix of youth ...

  8. Thai havens

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Shuk-wa The tranquil islands of southern Thailand are home to many resorts that offer alternative health treatments WWW.HPS-ONLINE.COM E-mail: info@hps-online.com Website owner Joshua Cravitt stumbled on The Spa Resort en route to another resort in ...

  9. Fallujah residents seek a safe haven

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by David Enders

    ... David Enders in Baghdad As thousands flee, aid workers plan to set up a refugee camp The bomb shelter in al-Amariya, on the western edge of Baghdad, was built before the 1991 Gulf war. Now it houses families fleeing the fighting between US soldiers and mu ...

  10. A safe haven from drugs and crime

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... by determined University of Hong Kong professor Frank White as a haven for both local and international students to hang out after school, The Warehouse is now nearly a decade old. White campaigned ...




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