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Nation 09 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Seafood sales tax worry

KOTA KINABALU: A proposed state sales tax on seafood products taken out of Sabah is worrying fishermen.

Technology 22 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

eBay recruits users in push against sales tax legislation

It is an unprecedented lobbying effort to change looming US Federal sales tax legislation.

Business 04 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Abe rules out raising sales tax beyond 10% for decade

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (pic) said he was not considering raising the sales tax beyond 10% under his administration, and that he saw no such need for at least a decade.

Business 03 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Abe sales tax delay fails to muzzle sceptics on Japan stocks

TOKYO: Japan has removed one uncertainty looming over the stock market with the postponement of a sales tax, but analysts diverge on whether the decision signals a turnaround for the nation's shares.

Economy 20 Dec 2013 | 1:29 PM

Abe says 2014 GDP key to second sales tax increase

Japan's economic growth in the July-September quarter next year will be a crucial factor determining whether the government proceeds with a second stage of sales tax increases in 2015, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday.

Business 01 Apr 2014 | 11:14 AM

Japan shoppers see first sales tax rise in 17 years

TOKYO: The price of everything from beer and sushi to cars and dishwashers will rise across Japan from Tuesday as shoppers are greeted by the first sales tax rise in 17 years, prompting fears of a drop in consumer spending.

Corporate News 04 Sep 2018 | 2:53 AM

Japan PM Abe says will raise sales tax 'by all means'

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to proceed with next year's scheduled sales tax hike "by all means" and take steps to ease an expected hit to consumption from the higher levy, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Economy 01 Oct 2013 | 2:37 PM

Japan PM goes ahead with sales tax hike

Japan's prime minister vowed Tuesday to press ahead with a sales tax hike seen as crucial to shrinking a huge national debt, although critics fear it would derail a budding economic recovery.

Economy 20 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Singapore is hiking its sales tax, but not until 2021 or later

SINGAPORE: Singapore said its sales tax will rise to 9% from 7%, but the change will only come “sometime” between 2021 and 2025, making it likely that the increase would kick in after the city-state’s next general election.

Economy 30 Aug 2013 | 10:40 AM

Data positive for Japan sales tax hike plan

Improvements in the jobless rate, industrial production and consumer prices are helping to pave the way for the government to implement a planned increase in the sales tax, Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.