Category: Offshore Bond

Chinese companies seek cheaper offshore debt after rule change

[HONG KONG] More Chinese companies are looking to raise debt offshore after Beijing approved a new funding structure last month that makes it easier and cheaper to tap foreign lenders. China’s foreign exchange regulator in January let domestic companies bring home cash raised through offshore bonds secured by onshore guarantees,… – Continue reading

Indonesia – Key Indonesian Law Considerations For International DCM Issues

Following Moody’s Investors Service affirmation of Indonesia’s sovereign credit rating at Baa3 with a stable outlook in January 2016, there has been renewed interest in the international bond market for Indonesian credits. This bulletin seeks to summarise the regulatory changes in Indonesia over the last 24 months as well as… – Continue reading

China winning offshore yuan battle, but may be losing the war

HONG KONG: In the space of about five years, the offshore market in Chinese yuan has gone from the poster child of Beijing’s financial market liberalisation to a battleground to regain control of the currency, spooking investors and raising questions about the future of the market. While investor appetite for… – Continue reading

Dividend tax raid: what can expats do?

With a new tax on company dividends coming into force from April 2016, a financial planner explains how Britons overseas will be affected, and what steps they should take Investors who receive more than £5,000 from company dividends held outside tax-efficient plans such as Isas will pay more tax from… – Continue reading

Indian infrastructure firms seek to diversify debt with masala bonds

The global rupee bonds would be used to refinance costly loans or raise capital for new projects with little currency risk Mumbai/Singapore: Some of India’s most indebted infrastructure and steel groups are considering so-called masala bonds to diversify their funding options as local banks tighten lending, investment banking sources with… – Continue reading

Botswana: Bank Offers New Investment Product

Gaborone — Clients of Standard Chartered Bank Botswana should brace themselves for exciting times with the launch of the offshore fixed income proposition under its wealth management portfolio. Speaking at a breakfast launch with clients and media, the head of wealth management for Botswana and Southern Africa at Standard Chartered… – Continue reading

China: NDRC abolishes pre-approval requirement for offshore bond offerings and loans

NDRC’s easing of restrictions will likely facilitate Chinese companies’ entrance into international debt capital and loan markets. Introduction On 14 September 2015, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued the Circular on Promoting the Reform of the Filing and Registration System for Issuance of Foreign Debt by Enterprises (the… – Continue reading

Chinese bond investors move offshore

Beijing’s monetary easing has sent onshore yields to multiyear lows, reports the Wall Street Journal. China’s booming domestic debt market is pushing investors to seek higher yields offshore, just as its banks start to expand yuan lending world-wide. The shift comes as China’s central bank is selling its first yuan… – Continue reading

China central bank hires banks for its debut dim sum bond in London-term sheet

[HONG KONG] China’s central bank has hired banks to arrange its debut offshore yuan bond issuance in London, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters on Monday. The so-called dim sum bond sale comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares for a state visit to Britain this week. Sources… – Continue reading

Record redemptions for offshore yuan debt as China opens onshore door wider

Chinese measures to steady its rocky markets are putting the future of the offshore yuan bond market at risk, prompting record redemptions from so-called dim-sum debt funds and choking new issuance, reports Reuters. Just a few years ago investors were lining up to buy these offshore bonds denominated in a… – Continue reading

The tax considerations of living abroad

While the thought of going abroad to work or retire may be exciting, the months leading up to departure are likely to be highly stressful. It is vital that you pay adequate attention to financial planning. In particular, the tax consequences of leaving the UK are quite complex, so it’s… – Continue reading

Withholding tax on masala bonds set at 5%

To buy corporate bonds one needs to be a registered FPI but to buy masala bonds registration is not compulsory due to which these bonds will have good demand The withholding tax on rupee-denominated offshore bonds (‘masala bonds’) by domestic issuers has been set at five per cent, at par… – Continue reading

Austria: Successful Appeal Regarding Taxation Of Foreign Interest Income

On 26 February 2015, the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court decided in favor of an appeal filed by WOLF THEISS for a client who received tax exempt interest income from other countries. An Austrian taxpayer received interest from Greek, Brazilian and Argentinian government bonds between 2003 and 2007. According to the… – Continue reading

Canada Life’s offshore bond market share hits 29% on L&G deal

Canada Life’s acquisition of Legal & General International has resulted in a combined 29% share of the offshore bond market into the UK. Managing director of Canada Life International, Sean Christian, revealed the figure in an interview with international Adviser while discussing the details of the deal and the opportunities… – Continue reading

British Teachers Abroad Have One Last Chance to Avoid UK Taxes on Their Pension

QROPS specialists are offering free transfers to Gibraltar QROPS for August only for teachers who want to retire abroad and avoid all UK taxes and future UK taxes on their existing teacher’s pension scheme. This is the final chance for teachers living abroad to transfer their UK pensions outside the… – Continue reading

China Thwarts Morgan Stanley, UBS as It Opens Yuan Bond Market

When it comes to opening its $5.7 trillion bond market to global central banks, China is rolling out the red carpet. The world’s top underwriters are struggling to get in the back door. Morgan Stanley set up a joint venture that’s helped manage 30.2 billion yuan ($4.9 billion) of note… – Continue reading

Technical Special: A Budget In Blue With Old Mutual Int’l

In the first 100% Conservative Budget in nearly two decades, chancellor George Osborne has introduced a raft of changes, including significant revisions to UK non-dom status. On 8 July, chancellor George Osborne delivered the first Conservative Government Budget for 19 years. Many headlines had already been flagged up in advance,… – Continue reading

Old Mutual Int’l launches trust campaign for offshore advisers

Old Mutual International has launched a campaign to promote “under-utilised” trusts among offshore advisers and will launch further support tools “shortly”. Trustability, as the campaign is known, is designed to simplify the writing of trust business for advisers by guiding them through the processes of identifying opportunities, understanding local laws,… – Continue reading

China developers head home, but offshore bonds set to hedge political ris

HONG KONG, July 13 (IFR) – Chinese property developers are wary about relying too heavily on onshore funding, even after regaining access to the cheaper domestic bond market. Evergrande Real Estate and Longfor Properties last week became the latest Chinese developers to cut their interest costs through the issuance of… – Continue reading

Experts point non-doms to offshore bonds ahead of Budget

As chancellor allegedly George Osborne prepares to crack down on non-doms in Wednesday’s budget, experts have recommended offshore bonds as an alternative to those facing an increasing amount to protect their foreign earnings from UK tax. According to The Financial Times, chancellor George Osborne has committed to increasing the annual… – Continue reading