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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Beijing to back United States over new Fatca law against tax evasion

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:50pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... to back U.S. over tax evasion Mainland China has been included on a list of jurisdictions co-operating with the United States on a new law to halt tax evasion. It removes the threat ... The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) is a US law that requires financial institutions around the world to provide information on US taxpayers to the US government. The Treasury Department ...

  2. Taxing time for US expats in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In addition to paying local taxes, the 60,000-plus Americans living in Hong Kong are required to declare their foreign-earned income to the Inland Revenue Service (IRS). And they must also ... at cracking down on Americans evading taxes overseas- by imposing financial penalties on banks that do not reveal their accounts to the (IRS). With no tax treaty between Hong Kong and the US, American ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Democracy and constitutional change the winner in Scottish vote

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the Scottish parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland should be able to vote on these issues," he said. The result ...

  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda calls for stable yen

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... policymakers who had hoped rising overseas shipments would buoy a fragile economic recovery and help offset the impact of a slump in domestic demand after a sales tax rise in April. Some lawmakers ... of the economy, saying it will continue to recover moderately as the pain from the April tax rise on consumption gradually subsides. While acknowledging that external demand has been weak and some ...

  5. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    State Council issues guidelines to reform shipping industry

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by JING YANG, Ray Chan

    ... polices will be discussed and implemented in the future." Because of high tax burdens, from corporate tax to seafarers' salary tax, and red tape in vessel registration and importation, most mainland shipping companies sailing international routes have shunned the homeland, setting up operational bases in low-taxed jurisdictions and flying their vessels with foreign flags, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Six years on, we still haven't learned the real lessons from Lehman collapse

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... perfect information and no tax differences. Theoretically, this is brilliant, but practically, it says the market should be indifferent to whether a person lives as a drug addict or a pastor, as long as you assume that there is no death. The second is tax biases against equity. Both interest on debt and provisions against non-performing debt are tax-deductible, whereas dividends ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considering imposing new tax on mobile phones

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Ruling LDP setting up study group despite vehement opposition to plan on Facebook Japan to consider tax on mobile phones The Japanese government is giving serious consideration to imposing a new tax on owners of mobile phones, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party setting up a study group to consider the feasibility of the levy and how much it might rake in. ...

  8. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Developer China Vast profit drops 17.7pc

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:03am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in the first half to 449.95 million yuan (HK$565.74 million) from the same period last year as taxes and cost of servicing loans jumped. The developer, which made its debut in the Hong Kong bourse ... transaction cost of 13.1 million yuan. Another loan of 300 million yuan in June came at an interest rate at 24.61 per cent and an initial transaction cost of 37.9 million yuan. The firm’s tax burden ...

  9. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Sincere shares soar following chairman's death

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Kai-kin since 1997. Walter Ma was not ungenerous to himself, receiving HK$11.6 million (HK$9.7 million after tax) last year, down from HK$14.7 million in the previous year. Philip Ma received ... yesterday, or about nine times the annual after-tax cost of the late chairman. This, we are told, is very roughly the net present value of not having to pay Walter Ma any longer. Who says markets ...

  10. Property - International - FRANCE

    France government seek new measures to revive slump

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... switches and uncertainties since it took power in 2012. With house construction still in decline, the government has little choice but to increase tax breaks in order to tackle a chronic housing shortage, even though it can ill afford them as it struggles to rein in its public deficit. Among the measures the government intends to implement to boost the market, the capital gains tax regime ...




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