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  1. Tax law change eyed to lure Islamic funds

    Posted Jan 16th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Maria Chan and Enoch Yiu In a bid to attract Muslim investors, Hong Kong is considering modifying its tax laws and has applied to join an Islamic financial standards organisation, ... the government was looking at whether tax laws needed to be modified. Islamic religious law, called Shariah, bans interest income but does allow profit sharing. Thus, many Islamic investments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623075/tax-law-change-eyed-lure-islamic-funds
  2. Beijing increases tax on foreign firms to 18pc

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Rise adds to costs also driven higher by new labour law Foreign companies in mainland coastal regions will greet the new year with a three percentage point rise in income tax to 18 per cent- an unexpectedly high increase that will deal yet another blow to tens of thousands of manufacturers. As a core part of a sweeping overhaul of the mainland's tax regime, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621237/beijing-increases-tax-foreign-firms-18pc
  3. Mainland businesses welcome new tax law

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... local officials, worried that their regions might lose their appeal to many foreign investors. The bill seeks to unify the rate of income tax paid by foreign and domestic firms at 25 per cent. If passed, it will end a decades-old practice aimed at attracting foreign investment that makes domestic firms pay 33 per cent income tax while their foreign counterparts are subject to an average 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584357/mainland-businesses-welcome-new-tax-law
  4. Carbon tax the way to blue skies and financial stability

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The purpose of taxes in Hong Kong is to collect revenue for public spending on the various needs of society. The purpose of taxes in other developed countries sometimes goes beyond mere public revenue to act as a financial tool to drive certain changes. For instance, a tax on plastic bags in certain European nations aims to cut the excessive use of these bags, to reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576674/carbon-tax-way-blue-skies-and-financial-stability
  5. Must we pay taxes to be responsible citizens?

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter Tucked away in paragraph 46 of the government's recent consultation paper on a goods and services tax was a rather sinister passage, arguing that the paying of taxes ... don't pay taxes include pensioners, people who sweep streets or clean toilets, and those who serve as humble clerks in business empires. I know of no shred of evidence that such people are any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559773/must-we-pay-taxes-be-responsible-citizens
  6. Law ends tax worries for offshore funds in HK

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Legal basis for exemption brings HK in line with rival Singapore but will not encourage more locally domiciled funds A new tax law passed by lawmakers last week has lifted ... tax on profits from transactions made in Hong Kong, had been in the works for two years. Previously, a lack of clear rules regarding the tax liability of unauthorised offshore funds left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539351/law-ends-tax-worries-offshore-funds-hk
  7. Experts call for bigger tax breaks for funds

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu They say proposed law does not go far enough to attract offshore funds to HK Tax experts are urging the government to widen the scope of the proposed tax exemption law governing offshore funds in a bid to encourage more fund management companies to operate in Hong Kong. PricewaterhouseCoopers Asia Pacific tax leader Florence Yip Kwai-fong said the proposed law change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514934/experts-call-bigger-tax-breaks-funds
  8. Take fight to the money-launderers

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As long as Hong Kong remains a financial centre and a free port, it will be an attractive place for money-launderers and tax dodgers. Reputation is everything to a city such as ours, so ... are also a weakness. The ease with which companies can be set up and managed and the low tax rate are a draw for criminals as well as legitimate firms. Tax authorities collect less information from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977573/take-fight-money-launderers
  9. GST may boost offshore deals

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Tax and property experts believe more investors will do business through overseas firms to avoid paying proposed levy The use of offshore companies by property investors to buy Hong Kong assets could surge should the proposed goods and services tax (GST) be introduced, according to tax experts and property consultants. Such a move may help the buyer avoid paying stamp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558786/gst-may-boost-offshore-deals
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    France's Hollande under pressure to reshuffle government after scandal, poll finds

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 08:35pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... ownership of two firms registered in the Cayman Islands, a Caribbean tax haven. Hollande has said he had no knowledge of his long-term friend’s businesses, while Augier is not suspected of doing ... is rotten and we need a shake-up,” Moscovici said on Europe 1 radio. But fresh allegations on Sunday have again put the spotlight on the scandal. Swiss media said Cahuzac may have falsified a tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1209332/frances-hollande-under-pressure-reshuffle-government-after-scandal-poll

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