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Treasury Today China Issue 5 magazine cover

November 2012

Publication date: Nov 2012

China’s economy was among the first in the world to rebound after the global financial crisis of 2008/9, formally overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy in February 2011. However, from early 2012, China’s growth began to slow as a negative consequence of the debt crisis in the Eurozone – one of their biggest markets for Chinese goods. But at the World Economic Forum’s summer meeting in Tianjin, premier Wen Jiabao remained optimistic, stating that China’s economy will soon stabilise, before continuing its “fast and stable” growth.

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Treasury Today China Issue 3 magazine cover

July 2012

Publication date: Jul 2012

The 20th Century is often called the ‘American Century’, a term that hints at the political, economic and cultural global dominance of the United States over the past hundred years. Will a similar term be used for China in the 21st Century?

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Treasury Today China Issue 2 magazine cover

April 2012

Publication date: Apr 2012

The news has been dominated by reports and stories about the internationalisation of the renminbi of late. Indeed, China’s progress as a global economy has become a fascination for the West – and some might even say it has become a concern. But for treasurers operating in China, the news is only good. Regulations are becoming more business friendly and the country is wholeheartedly embracing best practice.

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Treasury Today in China Issue 1 cover

March 2012

Publication date: Mar 2012

Over the coming 12 months, China faces the challenge of maintaining strong growth as the world economy verges on recession. Export orders are expected to decline as western nations deleverage their debt obligations. This poses a challenge to China’s export-orientated economy. In particular, the economic crisis in Europe has underlined the need for government authorities to wean the Asian tiger’s dependence away from export-orientated industries. Instead, China hopes to boost domestic demand by cultivating a more consumption-driven approach to economic growth.

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Treasury Today China Issue 5 2011 magazine cover

November 2011

Publication date: Nov 2011

In this issue of Treasury Today in China we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Hui Chuan Awards for excellence in treasury management in association with EuroFinance Conferences. Case studies detailing many of the winning and highly commended solutions are included in this magazine.

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Treasury Today China issue 3 magazine cover

July 2011

Publication date: Jul 2011

This issue of Treasury Today in China looks in depth at the burgeoning market for the renminbi. China’s currency comes in a complicated mix of varieties, each with its own acronym, regulatory environment, interest rate and forward curve. At a strategic level, most companies realise that they must regard China as a key market into which to import goods and services and as a key market from which to source goods and raw materials. For the corporate treasurer, this brings with it a host of issues:

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Treasury Today China Issue 2 magazine cover

May 2011

Publication date: May 2011

For the best part of the past 50 years, Japan has held on to the coat tails of America as the world’s second largest economy in terms of GDP. February marked more than just the beginning of the New Year for China as its economy continued its explosive rise and saw it eclipse its neighbour. Japan’s GDP fell by 1.1% to $5.47 trillion in 2010. Over the same period, China reported a figure of $5.88 trillion. All in all, the Year of the Rabbit is shaping up to be an interesting one for the country.

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Treasury Today China issue 1 2011 magazine cover

March 2011

Publication date: Mar 2011

The gradual return to global economic growth provides a theme in this issue, the first of 2011. China did not come close to entering the recession experienced by many western countries, and although growth fell from its previous highs, the economy continues to boom. This growth poses certain challenges for expanding corporates in China. For treasurers of corporations which are increasing their exports and overseas operations, this includes the changing demands of bank relationship management.

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Treasury Today in China 2010 issue 5

November 2010

Publication date: Nov 2010

In this issue of Treasury Today in China we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2010 Hui Chuan Awards for excellence in treasury management in association with EuroFinance Conferences. Case studies detailing many of the winning and highly commended solutions are included in this issue of Treasury Today in China.

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treasurytoday in China, 2010 issue 4 cover

July 2010

Publication date: Jul 2010

The Chinese authorities continue to open up the country’s banking and financial sectors to international business. One of the most significant milestones in recent months was the announcement of a trial plan to allow the conversion of foreign exchange into renminbi, in order for foreign investors in the Pudong New Area to be able to access the RMB private equity fund industry. This is a significant step forward for foreign investors, who were previously excluded from such ventures.

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