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France To Increase Financial Transactions Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

French deputies have voted in favor of an amendment to the draft 2017 Budget that will increase the country's tax on financial transactions and expand the tax's scope. Read Full Story


US Democratic Party Issues Election Manifesto

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Democratic Party platform for the 2016 presidential election includes provisions to ensure that "the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations must pay their fair share of taxes." Read Full Story


Taiwan's FSC Urges Tax Cuts For Investors

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, May 20, 2016

To encourage trading on Taiwan's financial markets, which has reduced in recent years, the Financial Supervisory Commission has recommended reductions to the taxes paid by investors. Read Full Story


Hong Kong's SFC Extends License Fee Waiver

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has announced that the payment of annual licensing fees will be waived for another two-year period, effective from April 1, 2016. Read Full Story


HK Again Ranked As Freest Economy, US's Score Falls

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

For the 22nd consecutive year, Hong Kong has maintained its position as the world's freest economy in The Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, while the score achieved by the United States has fallen again. Read Full Story


HK Derivatives Trading To Remain Stamp Duty Exempt

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 22, 2016

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


Zambia Cancels Government Bond Discount Withholding Tax

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Bank of Zambia has confirmed that, with effect from January 1, 2016, withholding tax is no longer payable on income earned from discounts on government bonds. Read Full Story


Funds Authorized Under HK-China Mutual Recognition

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hong Kong's Government has welcomed the announcement on December 18 of the first batch of authorized funds under the mutual recognition of funds arrangement between Mainland China and Hong Kong. Read Full Story


HKEx Markets Set More New Records in 2015

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited has confirmed that its securities and derivatives markets set several new records this year. Read Full Story


Fitch Release On US Water Utilities

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Recent legislation lifting a ban on the use of tax-exempt bonds in conjunction with federal loans provided by the US Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act pilot program will result in lower borrowing costs for US water utilities, according to Fitch Ratings. Read Full Story



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