Russia scraps threat of retroactive bond tax
Russia has abandoned the idea of insisting that a withholding tax be paid retrospectively on loan participation notes. However, the tax could be applicable to bonds issued by Russian borrowers in 2013 and later, making the process of issuing a Eurobond more expensive and complicated.
"If the situation stays as it is, were recommending that borrowers go to the Eurobond market this year to avoid the potential hurdles and extra cost next year," said one origination banker in London. "The battle is still going on about what happens in 2013, and that uncertainty
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