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DTAs Key For Hong Kong's Fund Sector: Report

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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

 


Clinton Proposes High-Frequency Trading Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton has suggested the introduction in the United States of a financial transactions tax on high-frequency trading, which would not be as broadly-based as the tax already proposed by her opponent for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders. Read Full Story

 


CBI Seeks UK Tax Break For Investing In Mid-Sized Firms

by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Confederation of British Industry and accountancy firm BDO have called on the UK Government to provide income tax relief to savers who invest in long-term debt funding for medium-sized businesses. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Applies ETF Stamp Duty Exemption

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited has announced that a stamp duty waiver for the transfer of shares or units in all exchange-traded funds listed in Hong Kong is to take effect on February 13, 2015, following the passage of the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2014 in the Legislative Council on February 4. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Gazettes ETF Stamp Duty Exemption

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Bill seeking to implement the stamp duty waiver for the transfer of shares or units of exchange traded funds, as proposed in Hong Kong's 2014-15 Budget, has been gazetted and will be introduced into the Legislative Council on December 17, 2014. Read Full Story

 


HK Budget Mulls Fiscal Sustainability Over Longer-Term

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 27, 2014

While Financial Secretary John Tsang put competitiveness as the theme of his 2014/15 Budget, a significant portion of his speech looked at the maintenance of Hong Kong's healthy public finances in the face of increased spending on education, social welfare and healthcare. Read Full Story

 


US Treasury Closes Dividend Tax 'Loophole' For Non-US Investors

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The United States Department of the Treasury is proposing new regulations which, when finalized, should close a tax "loophole" that currently enables non-American investors, like offshore hedge funds, to avoid taxes on dividends paid by US equities. Read Full Story

 


China, Hong Kong Sign New CEPA Supplement

by Mary Swire, LawAndTax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

It has been announced that the Hong Kong and Chinese governments have reached agreement on a further enhancement of their economic and trade co-operation and exchanges under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Read Full Story

 


ESMA Finalizes AIF Supervisory Agreements

by Phillip Morton, Investors Offshore.com

Monday, July 22, 2013

The European Securities and Markets Authority has approved seven co-operation arrangements between EU securities regulators and their global counterparts with responsibility for the supervision of alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Tax Exemption Should Boost Hedge Funds

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, June 6, 2013

In a media interview, Philip Tye, Chairman of the Hong Kong branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association, which represents the hedge fund industry, confirmed that the extended tax exemption proposed in his last Budget by Financial Secretary John Tsang should strengthen Hong Kong's position as an international asset management center. Read Full Story

 

 

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