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Treasury Today Asia November/December 2015 magazine cover

November/December 2015

Publication date: Nov 2015

ASEAN: the creation of a regional powerhouse

As our November/December issue hits your desks thoughts are turning to the completion of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the deadline for which is set for 31st December. Since its founding in 1967 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has aimed to foster economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region; to promote regional peace and stability and to provide assistance to each other, amongst other aims.

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Treasury Today Asia September/October 2015 magazine cover

September/October 2015

Publication date: Sep 2015

We live in volatile times

As we head to Singapore for SIBOS 2015, the front pages of the financial press are still dominated by China’s stock market rout and the impact of the country’s decision, on 11th August, to devalue the renminbi by 2%. The statistics paint a sorry picture: since June 2015, China’s equity markets have dropped by almost 40% and China’s foreign currency reserves shrunk by $93.9bn at the end of August – the largest monthly fall ever recorded.

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Treasury Today Asia July/August 2015 magazine cover

July/August 2015

Publication date: Jul 2015

Stabilising China’s stock markets

At the time of writing, investors across the globe are watching the Greek debt crisis unfold. Yet China is experiencing a crisis of its own, with the Shanghai and Shenzen Indices having lost almost a third of their value since the highs set on 12th June this year.

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Treasury Today Asia May/June 2015 magazine cover

May/June 2015

Publication date: May 2015

A step in the right direction

All eyes are on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as the ten-member bloc continues to work towards the creation of a single market. Designed to allow a free flow of goods, services, and investments, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) should also allow companies based in ASEAN to secure better access to raw materials, and to leverage a freer flow of capital and labour. In fact, a report released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank last year suggested that the AEC could create 14 million new jobs and see the region’s annual growth rise by 7.1% over the next decade.

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Treasury Today Asia March/April 2015 magazine cover

March/April 2015

Publication date: Mar 2015

Year of the Ram: economic impact

As the pivotal holiday in the world’s largest economy and most populous country, Chinese New Year has an increasingly large impact on corporates across the globe. Prompting the most significant mass migration of people on the planet, the Spring Festival leaves factories empty and sends ripples through supply chains the world over. It also leaves the financial markets quiet, not least because the majority of indices in the Asia region shut for at least a day to mark the event.

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Treasury Today Asia January/February 2015 magazine cover

January/February 2015

Publication date: Jan 2015

Mobilising the APAC markets

The ascent of mobile is arguably the greatest innovation that the payments industry has seen in recent memory. Nowhere does the mobile revolution hold more promise than in Asia. After all, the region accounts for over half of the world’s mobile devices. There is also a significant move towards m-commerce in APAC, with over 50% of all Asia-based online transactions in 2015 set to be made by mobile, according to Criteo.

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Treasury Today Asia November/December 2014 magazine cover

November/December 2014

Publication date: Nov 2014

Leveraging change

Throughout 2014, there have been a number of major economic, infrastructural and political developments in countries across the Asia-Pacific region. These changes have both challenged treasurers and created opportunities for innovation and efficiency.

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Treasury Today Asia September/October 2014

September/October 2014

Publication date: Sep 2014

Now that’s an option

In August the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) relaxed the rules surrounding the use of options in the onshore market. The new rules allow domestic corporates to purchase renminbi-based swaps and options – increasing the range of risk management tools at their disposal.

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Treasury Today Asia July/August 2014 magazine cover

July/August 2014

Publication date: Jul 2014

Is it your time to shine?

Recognising the best in corporate treasury is a difficult undertaking, yet quality and integrity are vital to the success of the profession.

Over the last six years, Treasury Today’s Adam Smith Awards have gained global recognition as the ultimate industry benchmark for corporate best practice, celebrating exemplary practice and showcasing innovative industry solutions.

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Treasury Today Asia May/June 2014 magazine cover

May/June 2014

Publication date: May 2014

Nurturing human capital

The job of the treasurer is never just about numbers. It’s a multi-faceted role that, today more than ever, demands an increasing level of emotional intelligence. Not only must treasurers use their persuasive abilities to help secure budget for technology investment, but they are expected to interface with the C-suite on a regular basis and embrace the culture of the corporation in which they operate, whilst also selecting and retaining the best possible treasury team.

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