Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rani Jarkas: China’s outbound M&As surge in both volume and value

In the first half of 2016, the volume of cross-border mergers and acquisitions led by Chinese buyers reached $149.2 billion, exceeding the total volume in 2015. The amount accounted for 23 percent of the total volume of global cross-border M&A, up from 6 percent in the same period last year, according to Tian Guoli, chairman of Bank of China on at the Bank of China - Bloomberg Global M&A Summit.
Smooth financing channels in capital markets and fast-growing financial investors are the main reasons for the significant increase in 2016.
Mature markets such as Europe and North America continued to be the main destinations for Chinese buyers of sophisticated technology, advanced management experience and well-known brands. Asia was also popular among investors because of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Also, for the first time, privately-owned enterprises surpassed state-owned enterprises in transaction value, accounting for half of the total over the first three quarters of 2016.

Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments, a boutique investment firm with years of experience in Greater China region, said “The expansion from trade finance to acquisition finance will provide a strategic opportunity for development of the Chinese financial sector. It has accelerated the transformation of China’s financial industry.”

王雷(Rani Jarkas):中国对外并购在质和量上均发展迅速



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cedrus Investments respond to imbalanced information - Rani Jarkas

Editor’s note: The Jakarta Post received on Aug 10 a complaint from a lawyer representing Cedrus investment Ltd., in a letter dated Aug 8. Cedrus  strongly objected to this misrepresentation, unethical and suspicious reporting of the  Aug 2 story, saying the case was not investment fraud but a dispute regarding margin loan. An 11-Aug article entitled “Cedrus case not fraud, but failed debt payment: Lawyer” is part of our obligation to fulfill Cedrus’ right of reply.  We apologize for the imbalanced information provided on this case.

Rani Jarkas: Yuan’s Internationalization, Betterment of Global Monetary System

On November 30, China reached a new milestone in its ongoing internationalization efforts when it was announced by the IMF that the RMB was approved to join Special Drawing Rights basket. The inclusion of the Chinese currency will not only help China's financial reforms but the evolution of the international financial system, according to Zhang Tao, the new Deputy Managing Director of the IMF.
Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Investments, an investment pioneer with years of financial experience in Asia, said, “As expected with our recent forecast, this is the start of major internationalization of the RMBYuan will compete strongly with all other currencies to eventually become a major currency and contribute greatly to the global monetary system.”
Data from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications show the yuan is the second-largest trade financing currency, and the fourth- or fifth-largest trade payment currency. And the yuan's proportion in global trade is 8%, and in global trade payment nearly 2%.
Statistics from the Bank for International Settlements show the yuan's share in global foreign exchange trade has doubled in three years, from 2% to 4%. And its share as a global reserve currency is slightly more than 1%.

王雷(Rani Jarkas):人民币国际化改善全球货币体系

赛德思投资董事长王雷(Rani Jarkas)在亚洲有多年的金融投资经验。他表示:“根据我们最新的预测,人民币国际化重大进程即将迎来开端。人民币将和其他货币一较高下,最终成为主要货币,并对全球货币体系产生深远的影响。”


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Reduced Tax Burden on Business will Benefit Foreign Firms as well as Domestic Enterprises / 税负减轻将使国内外企业获益

China has expanded a pilot program to finally put all industries under a unified value-added tax (VAT) regime as part of a wider push to deepen the country's economic reform.
Experts have described it as the most significant tax and fiscal reform in decades as it further improves the country's tax structure and will sustain economic growth in the long run.
"The reform will reinforce the current performance of the economy, allow the market to play a decisive role, and eventually sustain momentum of its future development," said Rani Jarkas, chairman of Hong Kong-headquartered financial services firm Cedrus Investments.
Starting from May 1, the VAT replaced business tax (BT) in the sectors of construction, real estate, financial services and consumer services to avoid double taxation, a move expected to slash taxes by over 500 billion yuan (76.9 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016 alone.
The latest extension came four years after the first trial run of the services sector VAT reform in the financial hub of Shanghai. With that, the VAT has essentially taken the place of the BT in all sectors.
The VAT taxes only the value added at each link in the production chain. It is in line with international practices and more efficient as it avoids the double taxation of the BT regime, which is based on the gross revenue of a business, including the cost of input.
Premier Li Keqiang has urged solid efforts to deliver the VAT reform and pledged lower taxes across the board.
It is expected to directly help the tertiary industry, which makes up more than half of the Chinese economy and is critical to China's economic transition. Traditional manufacturing businesses stand to benefit too, as they enjoy more deductibles under the unified tax regime.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Report to Jokowi, Foreign Investor was Treated Unfairly by Police Headquarter

Jakarta, HanTer – President Joko Widodo received reports regarding foreign investor Cedrus Investments Ltd. who complained of being treated unfairly by the Police Headquarters.
It was said by the Chairman of Barisan Relawan Jokowi President (BaraJP), Sihol Manullang, through a written statement, in Jakarta, Saturday (25/06/2016).
According to Sihol, he and other volunteers met with President Joko Widodo at the State Palace, Jakarta, Friday (24/6) night, to deliver documents and explanation regarding the case of Cedrus Investments Ltd.
“On that occasion, President said he will learn it,” he said.
Sihol explains, other elements of volunteers who met with President Joko Widodo, such as, Muhammad Yamin (Secretariat Nasional Jokowi), Reinhart Parapart (Kebangkitan Indonesia Baru), Immanuel Ebezener (Jokowi Mania), Obby and Junaidi (Relawan Penggerak Jakarta Baru).
Lapor ke Jokowi, Investor Asing Diperlakukan Tak Adil Oleh Mabes Polri
Jakarta, HanTer - Presiden Joko Widodo menerima laporan perihal investor asing Cedrus Investment Ltd yang mengeluhkan diperlakuan tidak adil oleh Mabes Polri.
Hal itu dikatakan Ketua Umum Barisan Relawan Jokowi Presiden (BaraJP), Sihol Manullang, melalui keterangan tertulisnya, di Jakarta, Sabtu (25/6/2016).
Menurut Sihol, dirinya beserta sejumlah relawan bertemu dengan Presiden Joko Widodo di Istana Negara, Jakarta, Jumat (24/6) malam, untuk menyampaikan dokumen serta penjelasan persoalan Cedrus Investmen Ltd.
"Pada kesempatan tersebut, Presiden mengatakan akan mempelajarinya," katanya.
Sihol menjelaskan, elemen relawan lainnya yang bertemu dengan Presiden Joko Widodo antara lain, Muhammad Yamin (Sekretariat Nasional Jokowi), Reinhart Parapat (Kebangkitan Indonesia Baru), Immanuel Ebenezer (Jokowi Mania), serta Obby dan Junaidi (Relawan Penggerak Jakarta Baru).