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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Confusion over trial property tax The mainland has started drafting a property tax law, but analysts are not sure whether it means a pilot programme already in place for three years will be suspended. A trial tax was imposed in 2011 on owners of spacious, expensive and multiple homes in Shanghai and Chongqing. However, home prices in the two ...

  2. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Shanghai outlet centre to promote affordable Italian luxury

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 10:21am by Daniel Ren

    ... cheaper in offshore markets, owing partly to higher mainland import taxes. China, despite its increasing economic might, has not developed a single established luxury brand, with mainland ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Doubts are growing over the city's competitive edge as a business hub in the wake of HKTV's licence saga and the debate over new property taxes ... rather than the public or market demand. In the property business, the interests of developers, buyers and sellers have been significantly affected by the government's new tax policies. ...

  4. News - China - MAINLAND PROPERTY

    Shanghai property transactions hit 3-year high new despite curbs

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:39pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and the highest level on record since December 2009. Shanghai and Beijing moved on Saturday to introduce a 20 per cent capital gains tax on second-hand property transactions in a bid to tame overheating ... or divorced borrowers looking to buy homes in the city. Analyst Tang Zhengwei of SouFun Holdings, China’s biggest real estate website operator, said the announcement of 20 per cent profits tax focused ...

  5. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... free-trade zone in the city. Christie's has been working with local partners to take advantage of the zone's new tax-free policy to attract more local bidders. For the first Christie's ... focus were given the option to have their purchases returned to the zone for storage, enabling them to avoid taxes. ...

  6. News - China - PROPERTY

    News of home sale tax prompts rise in weekend transactions

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 11:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... reported on Monday. On Friday, the State Council, China’s cabinet, announced a steep 20 per cent capital gains tax on home sale profits - a move which sent mainland property developers’ shares ... sudden policy changes have triggered panic-like trading in the market,” a sales agent, surnamed Wang, said. “However, the 20 per cent tax this time is too high and both buyers and sellers ...

  7. Radiation fears 'haven't halted maglev project'

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai insisted yesterday that hopes for a magnetic levitation rail link to Hangzhou were still alive, despite a Xinhua report saying the project had been suspended. At the weekend, Xinhua issued a report saying the project had ...

  8. Investor bets 1.5b yuan on Shanghai shoppers' haven

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Tony Tsai's Rainbow Mall will gamble on the crowded city's spending power Tony Tsai, the owner of Hong Kong-based Apec Enterprise, has made a 1.5 billion yuan bet- to build Shanghai's biggest shopping centre. D ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Low property taxes fail to curb rise in home prices in Shanghai, Chongqing

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Levies imposed in 2011 and designed to cool the property markets in Shanghai and Chongqing are too low to have any effect, say analysts Local taxes fail to curb rise in home prices Property taxes levied by the municipal governments of Shanghai and Chongqing failed to curb home price rises because they were set too low, say analysts. They imposed ...

  10. A saved haven

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Plans to rejuvenate Shanghai's rundown former Jewish ghetto will celebrate the district's role as a sanctuary during the second world war, writes Mark O'Neill In April 2001, Ian Leventhal, a Jewish Canadian artist, visited a building that u ...




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