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  1. Filipinos rally at 'secret' tax

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 100 Filipino maids took to the streets yesterday to protest against a 'secretive' tax the Philippine government is imposing when they send money home. United ... transactions. A number of banks and money exchanges, including Western Union and Philippine National Bank, confirmed to the group that they had been instructed by Manila to place a Documentary Stamp Tax ...

  2. Tax cut paves way for distribution hub if import duty is removed

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... consultant and educator Simon Tam. 'The latest tax cut was long overdue, but zero duty would create an ideal regional wine hub,' he said. 'It would become a much more attractive ... Wine Industry Coalition, which has for long lobbied for reduced tax, believed the system would be impractical. 'There are too many complications. Bonded warehouses would have to take up ...

  3. Time for strategic review

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bo Leung It may still be too early to add additional equity to existing portfolios and investors should remain cautious over their asset class due to the European debt crisis, private banking managers warn. Private banking giant UBS has reduced its equity ...

  4. News - China - HOUSING

    Too early to loosen curbs on property, says China's Premier Wen Jiabao

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on buying second homes, an increase in minimum down payments and the introduction of property taxes in certain areas. ...

  5. Wealth manager moves fast in pursuit of Asia's high net-worth

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Having entered the region relatively late, Julius Baer is pushing hard for growth and a niche market. Reports by John Cremer Swiss wealth manager Julius Baer may be a comparative latecomer to Asia, but the firm is fast making up for any lost time. Its pus ...

  6. Magazines - Style

    Agnes Chan: 'Accountancy is in my DNA'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by MARIE INCLES

    ... by the Leading Tax Advisers award in Hong Kong from the Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers. Professionally, Chan can boast a number of achievements, including consolidating the two offices ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the government's favour, transfers could begin next week. Mooncakes caught up in ruckus over new tax rules Changes to the mainland's personal income tax law go into effect tomorrow, but the furore over them shows no sign of cooling down. After Communist Party spokesmen falsely reported a non-existent new tax rule about bonuses, Beijing city's tax office ruled that employers' ...

  8. Tang defends the lack of giveaways

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chris Yeung and Jimmy Cheung Budget delivers minor tax cuts, spending boost; I'm looking long-term, says financial secretary Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday rejected ... in the external economic environment, and higher oil prices and interest rates. About 1 million taxpayers will enjoy a small drop in salaries tax after marginal tax rates in the top three bands were cut ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    More Asians buying into dream of owning property in France

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... gains and rental income taxes on French property, which now applies to foreign owners as well. Yet, others say it could open the door to opportunity if prices fall. Tess Sheeran of Sheeran Serre ... upmarket- the location, the architecture, the lifestyle … The reasons our clients want to buy in Provence are never subject to whether they will be paying more capital gains tax or more tax ...

  10. Comment - News

    Asia is wary of chameleon Romney

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... to explain how he might find the money, given his desire to cut both taxes and the US deficit. It is certainly unclear whether he has heard warnings from countries surrounding China that, while ...




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