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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: The 13th Labour of Hercules, by Yannis Palaiologos

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by David Wilson

    ... is a culture of tax evasion as witnessed by tax reform expert Nikos Tatsos. He has seen countless ministers come in dreaming of making their mark in his field, only to be ground down by bureaucratic ... like the Homeric hero Odysseus, says Palaiologos, a features reporter for the Ekathimerini newspaper in Athens. Some turgid input on pensions and taxes aside, Palaiologos grippingly captures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1585824/book-review-13th-labour-hercules-yannis-palaiologos
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How Monopoly came to dominate board games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Richard Lord

    ... being concentrated into one pair of hands (its explicit, rather high-minded aim was to illustrate the economic theories of Henry George, who favoured taxes based on land value). It teaches you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596064/how-monopoly-came-dominate-board-games
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Auerbach's paintings run gamut from horror to joy as Tate Britain shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by GDN

    ... to the British government in lieu of inheritance tax. It is now on view at Tate Britain, in central London. Freud's choice of his friend's art is superb. The troubling, profound masterpieces he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1590969/frank-auerbachs-paintings-run-gamut-horror-joy-tate-britain
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... a spirited youth who inspires his fellow villagers to form a cricket team to play against one comprising British military officers. The stake? If they win taxes on the impoverished village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585851/postcard-mumbai
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Sneakerheads of Hong Kong explain their unique subculture

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by Abid Rahman

    ... because Hong Kong has no sales tax and no export tax," says Pang. "I have a customer from Japan who came into one of my stores and bought 60 pairs of sneakers all for himself," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1583787/sneakerheads-hong-kong-explain-their-unique-subculture
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    How to hone your dragon skills

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... particularly hot items with diners. Verdict The package is relatively good value, starting from HK$1,798 per night (plus the usual taxes) for a deluxe king or twin room, welcome kit, one-way ferry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1582966/how-hone-your-dragon-skills
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Action thriller's pumped up in third coming

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... Stallone had wanted his Demolition Man co-star in the picture since the very first Expendables- but a little tax evasion issue got in the way. (Snipes was released from prison last year after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1581710/action-thrillers-pumped-third-coming
  8. Lifestyle

    Legco archivists say law must be enacted to preserve public documents

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:04pm by Elaine Yau

    ... "They were all hand-drawn. I'd read in history books that the colonial government brought in a large group of surveyors from India to conduct land measurements for tax collection after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581695/legco-archivists-say-archives-law-must-be-enacted-preserve-public
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEGAL EYE

    Governance ensures smooth transition between generations

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:15pm by WITHERS

    ... to trust, tax and succession ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1576097/legal-eye-governance-ensures-smooth-transition-between
  10. Lifestyle - Travel

    Superyachts the latest prestige purchase for China's mega-rich

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by AFP

    ... by the world's yacht builders, whose vessels can cost as much as US$100 million before taxes. Despite its long coastline and a population of 1.35 billion- including thousands of multimillionaires- ... on the shores of the East China Sea, and despite the constraints of 43 per cent import taxes, limits on infrastructure and bitter northern winters, organisers say "on-site sales occurred". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1568400/superyachts-latest-prestige-purchase-chinas-mega-rich

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