APAC: wave of change

Author: Karry Lai | Published: 5 Mar 2018

China's new outbound investment rules will kick in at the beginning of March. This time around, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is putting more emphasis on post-approval activities of companies as a way of continually monitoring how businesses operate after a transaction completes. An online platform has been set up to increase transparency of outbound investment projects. While the full reporting requirements details have yet to be revealed, observers expect these to include information on capitalisation activities such as offshore listings and change of holdings. While the outbound investment approval process will be more streamlined with the NDRC taking over the decision-making process, observers are concerned about the extra workload the NDRC will need to handle. China has been reining in risky outbound transactions and targeting illicit capital outflows for the past year. In August 2017, the State Council launched guidelines on investments...



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