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Welcome to the Duxes' China Leasing Outlook, your premier source for leasing news, views, and forecasts. As detailed below (and available for download in .pdf form), this quarterly newsletter includes industry expert interviews, the latest breaking news, and explanations of the Chinese government's latest policies and regulations.
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- Leasing to Modernize Chinese Agriculture
- Capital Adequacy Laws Increase Lending to
  Leasing Companies
- Oil Price Drop Creates Opportunities for
  Equipment Leasing

Hans Geijsen
Associate, Invigors EMEA LLP

Hans Geijsen is an Associate at Invigiors EMEA LLP. With over 40 years in the business, he is very much a veteran of the leasing industry and has been part of its transformation from being considered a funding source for companies who couldn’t afford equipment and had a poor financial performance to a widely accepted way of using and financing high value equipment.

Dutch Car Leasing Group LeasePlan Says in Takeover Talks
March 11, 2015
Car leasing company LeasePlan is in talks on the sale of the company, a spokeswoman said.

Fitch Assigns Baltic Leasing LLC's Bonds 'B+' Rating
March 6, 2015
Fitch Ratings has assigned Russia-based Baltic Leasing LLC's series BO-01 RUB3bn fixed-rate rouble-denominated bonds a Long-term local currency rating of 'B+' and a National Long-term rating of 'A-(rus)'.

Waypoint Leasing Adds Clark McGinn to Management Team
March 4, 2015
Waypoint Leasing Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that Clark McGinn, Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing, will join Waypoint as Senior Vice President of Sales in the second quarter of 2015. Mr. McGinn will be responsible for leading the Company’s origination, sales and business development operations.

FlexiGroup Buys Kiwi IT Leasing Leader
March 4, 2015
Australian finance group FlexiGroup will become New Zealand's biggest IT leasing company, after acquiring market leader Telecom Rentals.

Australia's Macquarie to buy Planes from Lessor AWAS for $4 Billion
March 3, 2015
Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd will buy 90 aircraft from Dublin-based lessor AWAS Aviation Capital Ltd for $4 billion, building its presence in the Asian plane leasing sector and boosting an income stream that is more predictable than those from financial markets.

Tunisia's El Wifack Leasing to convert to Islamic bank in Q3
March 3, 2015
Tunisia's El Wifack Leasing plans to become the country's third full-fledged Islamic bank by August and will receive a capital injection from the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank.

EFG Hermes Eyes Egypt Renewables Investments, Leasing Business -CEO
March 1, 2015
Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes is studying investments in renewable energy and hopes to start a leasing business in its home country within months as it looks to take advantage of improving economic sentiment.

The Volume of Business of Financial Lease Institutions in Tianjin Accounts for 1/4 of that in the Whole Country
February 25, 2015
On January 27, the Tianjin Municipal People’s Congress and Tianjin Municipal Committee of the CPPCC announced that, by the end of 2014, there were 267 financial lease institutions in Tianjin, of which the volume of business accounted for 1/4 of the country’s total, and the financial leasing assets in Tianjin exceeded 400 billion yuan.

Waypoint Leasing Signs Purchase and Leaseback Agreement with RLC in Gulf of Mexico
February 10, 2015
Waypoint Leasing announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with RLC, the largest privately held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico.

New Tax Law Lease in Illinois
March 12, 2015
Starting January 1, 2015, a new lease law on leasing taxes was authorized by Governor Quinn. This new law cuts the taxes on leased vehicles, so lessees could save up to 50 percent on taxes.

New Banking Law to Shake Up Related Party Credit, Leasing Companies and Profit Distribution by Banks
February 18, 2015
In the wake of awarding licenses to 9 foreign banks, the Financial Institutions of Myanmar Law of 1990 (FIML), the key legislation on the licensing and operation of banks and other financial institutions, is set to be revamped.

Lease Default to Allow Firms Reclaim Aircraft
February 9, 2015
In a bid to align with the Cape Town Convention and the Aviation Protocol, the government has decided to introduce necessary provisions soon in the Aircraft Rules and allow global leasing companies such as GECAS and ILFC to reclaim leased aircraft from defaulting Indian carriers.

Financial Reform and Financial Support to the Real Economy
January 23, 2015
In November 2014, the CBRC issued the Notice on Reporting and Registration Procedures of Credit Assets Securitization (Yin Jian Ban Informal Letter No.1092, 2014), in a bid to further streamline the process of credit assets securitization.

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