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Questions tagged [hong-kong]

This country tag is to be used for any question that is specific to or only relevant within Hong Kong.

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Is it legal to open account and invest in my born country if I am currently working in Japan?

I have my identity and I am able to open investment account (for ETF, stocks and FX) in Hong Kong. I now hold a working visa and work in Japan. The tax rate is high in Japan and my Japanese is ...
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Tax treatment for India (stay over 182 days)/Hong Kong salary income in a single year

What is the tax treatment for salary earned in India (stayed over 182 days) and Hong Kong? Hong Kong tax rules provide for some standard deduction before computing net chargeable income. What is the ...
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Personal income tax for non-resident in Hong Kong?

I am currently resident in Mainland China (non-citizen) where I am employed and paying taxes (paid by employer so that is no problem here). At the same time I have a LLC in HK (100% ownership & ...
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How do I choose a bank for a mortgage on property overseas?

I'm looking for a bank that can offer me a mortgage for a flat overseas, Hong Kong, that one of my relative is trying to sell. Issue is I have no ideas on how to do that. My questions are the ...
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Use other's credit card to pay for visa fee

My friend is applying for Hong Kong visa and in the application form he needs to fill in credit card info (and provide cardholder's signature) to pay for the processing fee. However he doesn't have ...
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How can you rebuild credit in Hong Kong?

I do not know if secured credit cards do not exist in Hong Kong. Then how else can credit be rebuilt? My in-laws had credit card debt 20 years ago that is still on the credit report?
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Are Secured Credit Cards offered in Hong Kong?

My relative will be moving from Canada (that does have Secured Credit Cards) to Hong Kong, but has no credit in Hong Kong and hopes to start building her credit. Thanks. Canada and the US have them....
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Income tax treatment for salary earned in Hong Kong and India in single year

Can somebody help me in understanding tax treatment of my salary income if I earn in India as well as Hong Kong during a single year with duration of stay in India being more than 182 days?
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Do Online Currency Exchanges' registration with the government guarantee safety and reliability?

My aunt works in Hong Kong, and must send HKD back home to Canada monthly, and convert it to CDN. She hopes to avert HSBC's Wire Transfer Fee and the Foreign Exchange Spread, and ordering and mailing ...
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How to transfer money more cheaply from Hong Kong to Canada, without HSBC? [closed]

I live in Toronto, Canada. About every 2 months, with HSBC's "Global Transfers" tool, I used to send myself money from my HSBC account in Hong Kong to my HSBC account in Canada. Because I now need ...
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Hong Kong Dollar Options

I would like to bet on a de-pegging of the Hong Kong Dollar from the USD. Even though the volatility is perfect for an options trade, it seems hard to find any for the retail investor. Is anyone aware ...
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American trade Hong Kong financial markets (specifically index options)

How can an American get access to the Hang Seng index and index options? This trades in Hong Kong, but really exposure to Hang Seng stocks and derivatives (and index options) in general would be good. ...
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Withdrawal of MPF after 60-years old

I am a Malaysian, I worked in Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Ltd (HKICL) from Nov 2001 till Dec 2004. I resigned from HKICL and left Hong Kong in Dec 2004. My question: I am 60 year old now (my birth ...
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Hong Kong - What's the difference between Current Account and Savings Account here

I know there is already a question called “Savings” account vs. “current” account - what's the difference?" on the site but bear with me, I believe that doesn't answer my doubts. I know very well ...
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Better to get loan from finance company or bank considering the drop of credit score?

I want to know if there's a difference between getting personal loan from a finance company or a bank, considering the drop of credit score/grade (assume all other aspects are exactly the same)? I've ...
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What is a clearing bank, in specific, what does RMB clearing bank do?

Bank of China (Hong Kong) is described as the "sole Clearing Bank for RMB business in Hong Kong" What does it mean to be a clearing bank and clearing bank for RMB? What's the difference between ...
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Is pacific tycoon a legitimate company? [closed]

I keep seeing advertisements for pacific tycoon on youtube - they're looking for people to buy shipping containers, and lease them back, or some variation on that theme. Are pacific tycoon a ...
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Any problem if I continuously spend my credit card more than normal people?

I continuously use my credit card for my friends' expenses. Normally I could spend 20~30K USD each month to get more points/cash back. I don't have large credit limits so in most time I'll put cash ...
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Can I prepay a Credit Card to make a Large Purchase greater than my credit limit?

I want to make a large purchase at a retail store to the sum of $10,000 but the credit limit on my card is set at $2000. If I send $10K to my credit card will the purchase be allowed to go through? ...
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Where can I find a good online fundamental data provider for Hong Kong stocks?

I am thinking of investing in the Hong Kong stock market. One problem I am facing is finding a good online fundamental data provider that provides a database of financial statements for Hong Kong ...
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What are some way to transfer money from Hong Kong to India on a monthly basis? [closed]

I have recently moved to Hong Kong and I have to be outside India for a year or so. I'm new to the money transfer process. I want to send some money, monthly, to support my parents from HK using an ...
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Can I still claim my Hong Kong-based MPF pension if I move elsewhere?

I am 60 year old and I will not be living in hong kong in the future, would I still be able to claim back my mpf?
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HSBC Hong Kong's “Deposit Plus” Product: What is it, and what strategies to employ?

I recently opened an account with HSBC Hong Kong (I am a US citizen), and I'm exploring all of the options available to me at my new bank. One product that caught my eye is called Deposit Plus, which ...
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How can I protect myself from inflation with the HKD?

There is serious inflation here in Hong Kong. I suspect it is caused by QE1 and QE2. I didn't study Economics when I was in school, so I'm not sure I fully understand the situation. Hopefully someone ...
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Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund contribution strategy

I'm moving to Hong Kong and understand that (almost) every employer and employee must contribute to the MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) pension fund. However the maximum contribution levels are very ...
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Any banks in Hong Kong offer credit cards to non-HK residents?

Any way to get a credit card in HK without holding a HK ID card? Are there any local regulations preventing banks from offering that, or do the banks simply not want to bother? I tried HSBC and was ...