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Taiwan Plans Cut To Daily Stock Trading Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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


South Korea Plans Tax Changes To Boost Growth

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, January 2, 2017

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


Luxembourg Fund Considers UK Tax Move

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, October 10, 2016

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


International Accounting Standards Widely Used: IFRS

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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


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


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


Dutch DTA With Japan Questioned By EU Commission

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Monday, November 23, 2015

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 Waivers Over Future CGT On Stock Trading

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, November 6, 2015

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


DTAs Key For Hong Kong's Fund Sector: Report

by Mary Swire,, 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


Peruvian Congress Approves Tax Exemption For Stock Market Gains

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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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