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  1. In Brief

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Green group encourages schools to curb use of air conditioners About 360 primary and secondary schools will switch off their air conditioning for a day on June 1 to help save energy. Organised by the green group Footprint, 'No Air Conditioning Day� ...

  2. There's never a dull moment for flat buyers

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li When Carmen Lee and her boyfriend bought a home in Tin Shui Wai in March 1997, she never imagined the move would turn into a nightmare. They bought a 700-square-foot unit for about HK$3.5 million at Cheung Kong's Maywood Court- the fifth pha ...

  3. Lawmaker sceptical of fall in property speculation

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... taxation agreements with 20 countries, five of which- Austria, Brunei, Hungary, Ireland and Britain- are already in force. Taxing times Tax revenue grew to a record HK$209 billion in the past ...

  4. Investors flock to commercial and industrial property markets

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong's commercial and industrial property markets are expected to remain buoyant after recording rising numbers of sales and transaction values, due mainly to the additional special stamp duty levied on quick resales of residential ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TAXATION

    Long arm of UK taxman reaches city

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Long arm of UK taxman reaches city Some of the 265,000 British citizens in Hong Kong could be affected under a taxation agreement between the United ... countries. The UK-Swiss Confederation Taxation Cooperation Agreement, which was signed in 2011 takes effect this year and is designed to crack down on tax evasion. Hongkongers who may have registered ...

  6. Call to sting speculators with extra stamp duty

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The head of an influential think tank says property sellers who engage in speculative activities should be made to pay hefty stamp duty. Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, said the government should impos ...

  7. Duty rise likely, to cool home prices

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... Gary Cheung and Olga Wong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah is expected to announce an increase in stamp duty for sales of luxury flats priced above HK$20 million in his upcoming policy address, in an effort to stem the overheated property market. T ...

  8. Give rebates to rate-paying tenants, not their landlords

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wrote to these columns last December about a rebate of government rates ('Rates waiver is for tenants'). Lawmaker David Li Kwok-po referred to this topic in a Legislative Council meeting, but there was no further debate on the matter in the ch ...

  9. Stock tax too useful to dump, Chan says

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong is unlikely to scrap or reduce the stamp duty on stock transactions as the administration sees it as an effective tool against short-term trading, such as high-frequency trading, as well as combating the influence of dark pools. Hong K ...

  10. Property speculators slapped with up to 15pc extra stamp duty

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Dennis Eng, Yvonne Liu

    ... Dennis Eng, Charlotte So and Yvonne Liu The government slapped additional stamp duty on property speculation yesterday in a desperate move to rein in rampant home-price inflation. The monetary authority lowered the mortgage ratio for costlier flats. Prope ...




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