The cooling measure was announced in February 2013, four months after the Buyers Stamp Duty and Special Stamp Duty were put in place to rein in rising property prices. Photo: Reuters

Government revenue from stamp duties could top HK$70b due to property cooling measures

Windfall from property cooling measures could bring huge budget surplus and put pressure on financial secretary to consider more giveaways

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The cooling measure was announced in February 2013, four months after the Buyers Stamp Duty and Special Stamp Duty were put in place to rein in rising property prices. Photo: Reuters
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