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The Taiwanese Government has decided to halve the existing transaction tax of 0.3 percent on day trading through the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Read Full Story
Within its proposed policy framework for 2017, the South Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance has announced various tax changes to counteract the continued economic uncertainties, including measures to create jobs and support new growth industries. Read Full Story
The Henderson Diversified Income Trust has disclosed that it is considering relocating its Luxembourg subsidiary to the United Kingdom, citing increasing tax risks in the Grand Duchy. Read Full Story
The IASB, responsible for International Financial Reporting Standards, and the IFRS Foundation that oversees its work, have estimated that more than 25,000 of the approximately 48,000 domestic listed companies on the 85 major securities exchanges in the world use its accounting standards. Read Full Story
Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, K C Chan, has responded to a query concerning the stamp duty exemption for transactions of specified derivatives, including derivative warrants and callable bull/bear contracts. Read Full Story
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited has confirmed that its securities and derivatives markets set several new records this year. Read Full Story
The European Commission has requested that the Netherlands amend the limitation on benefits clause in its double tax treaty with Japan. Read Full Story
Taiwan's Government has yet to decide whether to proceed with the capital gains tax on share trading, which is due to take effect from January 1, 2018, or whether it should be modified or cancelled. Read Full Story
Hong Kong needs more double tax agreements to grow its exchanged-traded funds market, according to a new report from the Financial Services Development Council. Read Full Story
Peru's Congress voted in favor of a bill that would exempt the country's stock market from the capital gains tax. Read Full Story
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