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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Singapore property taxes aim to deter foreign speculators

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... The Lion City's property taxes, like HK's, target overseas investors, writes Peta Tomlinson Singapore and Hong Kong are neck-and-neck competitors on so many levels, including ... the trough of 2008, "and the momentum is continuing". Singapore countered just days later with additional taxes on luxury homes and investment properties, effectively adding anywhere from ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Tax havens remain upbeat

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Positioning themselves as fully-fledged tax havens, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, such as Jersey and Guernsey - all self-governing jurisdictions of the British Crown - have benefited from the flood of British companies and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) who fled offshore in more buoyant times to a friendlier fiscal environment. But are the days of wine and (low tax) roses ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... are reinforcing this perception for them. The fact that there is an easy approval process for foreign investors to get business permits, and that our maximum tax rate is now only 20 per cent, has added ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Opportunities in paradise

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Mauritius attracts investors with favourable tax rates and stable infrastructure in addition to idyllic beaches, writes Peta Tomlinson Opportunities in paradise Islands ... international network to facilitate investment in Africa with numerous tax treaties with developed as well as emerging economies", including China. "It has signed various Investment Promotion ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Cooling trend in Malaysia

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... expecting a lighter touch, according to Empower Advisory. The crux of these is the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT), which imposes a 30 per cent levy on net gains of property disposed of within three ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Greeks eye eastern promise

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... they will not be able to pay their property taxes, which have doubled as a result of an "emergency" levy introduced in 2011. With little or no demand at home, the cash-strapped government looked ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Swiss property is a safe bet for investors

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... will be available to foreign buyers. Tax changes are also in the wind, which could see the present arrangement so popular with wealthy families end in 2015. This introduced "some uncertainty" ... Frank's Swiss desk, expects that Switzerland will remain high on the wish list of international buyers seeking the lifestyle and privacy, and an appealing tax environment. He says: "The ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Chilling effect in the region

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... done just that- imposing an extra tax burden on foreigners buying residential property and, in both cases, investor ardour has cooled as a result. Malaysia may be about to follow suit. A new ... Frank expects there will be a further drop in activity in the primary and secondary markets over the next few months. Additional taxes for foreign buyers are also proposed in the Johor state ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Passport to investment

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... impose many financial and tax pressures on their residents, reasons why most of our residential buyers are from these markets," he says. Not yet from Asia, though. Ramlackhan says ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Attractive developments

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... for over 30 years," he says. Apichart says foreigners are allowed to buy condos and beach properties, and do not have to pay property tax, but they do pay a business tax of 3.3 per cent. ...




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