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  1. Law ends tax worries for offshore funds in HK

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a cloud of uncertainty for many Hong Kong fund managers and added a star to the city's credibility as an international investment fund centre. The law, exempting offshore funds from paying tax on profits from transactions made in Hong Kong, had been in the works for two years. Previously, a lack of clear rules regarding the tax liability of unauthorised offshore funds left ...

  2. Beijing backs down on offshore rules

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng and Fiona Lau in Fuzhou Regulator to draft new legal framework for reverse investments in the mainland Restrictions on mainlanders setting up and investing in offshore vehicles ... and largely to blame for a drop in the value of M&A deals. Many mainlanders prefer to use offshore vehicles to 'reverse invest' in mainland businesses or assets to take advantage ...

  3. Law firms' union driven by offshore listing fever

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The rising tide of mainland companies listing offshore was the chief reason why one of Hong Kong's oldest homegrown law firms, Johnson Stokes & Master, agreed to surrender its 145-year-old independent practice and merge with international firm Mayer Brown, says Elaine Lo. Ms Lo, chairwoman of the partnership board of JSM, will become chairwoman of the Asia ...

  4. Mainland to relax offshore fund rules

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the number of investors eligible to buy Hong Kong stocks under the individual investment scheme, the authorities may also triple the minimum amount an individual can invest offshore to 300,000 yuan, ...

  5. Offshore fund for A shares delayed

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The launch of the first offshore fund for mainland-listed A shares has been delayed after running into 'technical difficulties' in the United States, the South China Morning Post has learned. The fund, which aimed to raise US$50 million to US$100 million from institutions and corporations, was scheduled to list on the Irish Stock Exchange in Dublin this month. ...

  6. State fund cleared for offshore forays

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... state pension fund to invest more than 30 billion yuan in offshore securities and bank deposits. The long-awaited regulation also allows the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to buy ... that the investment would not begin in earnest until the second half of this year. NSSF may use only foreign-currency proceeds from the mandatory sale of state-owned stocks in offshore share offerings ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI AND RAY CHAN

    ... Kanis Li and Ray Chan Financial firms shun offshore yuan market because of the higher premiums they will have to pay for the notes, especially for longer tenors Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers Bond issuers are finding raising offshore yuan less attractive because of the higher yields they are having to offer buyers these days. The cost of funding the so-called dim sum ...

  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    If you're buying alternative investments, seek the lowest costs

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Robert Jones

    ... be buried in such products. Similar to oil leaks on the highway, the road to successful investing is paved with leaks of all kinds including fees, costs, expenses, and taxes. Minimising these leaks ...

  9. Getting to grips with RQFII

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... person. Indeed, the scheme arrived courtesy of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the mainland's main markets regulator. The plan allows offshore asset managers to enter the mainland and invest, then package the investments for sale offshore, via a fund. It is another step on the way to full internationalisation of the yuan (by 2015, say those who track such things). Before ...

  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bigger QFII quotas unlikely to draw investors

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... to invest their offshore yuan in the domestic equity and bond markets. Top RQFII fund managers told the South China Morning Post that they would seek a larger quota to bring their offshore yuan back ...




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