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Negative Gearing

Pockets of wealth

Investor Anthony James, veterinarian, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Wednesday, 13 June, 2007, 12:00am

Safe havens for investors

With the region's stock and property markets facing uncertain times, the good news for property investors is that the New Zealand and Australian markets are a relatively safe haven and offer a good return on investment.

26 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Capital gains tax long overdue

In a letter to these columns on December 16 of last year, I predicted that if and when the Government tried to suppress speculation in the luxury housing market, speculators would move on to the mass market, causing many more problems.

I suggested that a capital gains tax was the only answer.

26 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Phasing out of tax relief leaves analysts guessing

THOSE disposed to taking the gloomy view about British residential property prices need look no further ahead than April.

This is the month when mortgage interest tax relief drops from 20 per cent to 15 per cent.

Mortgage interest tax relief has for many years been the indispensable prop keeping prices aloft.

25 Jan 1995 - 12:00am