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God is having problems with his credit score. Now, after going through two years of hell with a credit agency, he is said to be suing.
Cyber security risk continues to be a threat to companies and their data. The latest cyber menace to be discovered is Heartbleed, a major security flaw that affects over two-thirds of internet servers and can expose sensitive information such as passwords and bank details. Here is what every treasurer needs to know.
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone has been hailed by some as signalling the end of trapped cash in China. But after an initial frenzy of enthusiasm around the opening of the zone, Beijing’s slow-and-steady approach to expanding the scope of the initiative means corporates will have to wait and see if the reforms, and their liquidity benefits, can be implemented beyond Shanghai.
Islamic bond or sukuk issuance appeals to a small number of corporates but many more could benefit. In the second of this two-part investigation, we examine how a business goes about issuing sukuk and highlight some of the reasons why it might be a useful alternative funding option.
Beyond their core skills and competencies, treasurers can also benefit from the more nebulous ability to adapt to their environment. After all, what works well in one industry may be wholly inappropriate in another. We look at how the challenges to the treasurer vary from sector to sector.
An extremely rare £1m banknote is set to go under the hammer later this month. It might cost less than you think.
For a corporate seeking to tap alternative sources of funding, Islamic bond issuance is one model that is slowly gaining traction. In this two-part Treasury Insight we look at what it means, the reasons for doing it and what it involves.
With billions estimated to be tied up in excess working capital, optimising the flow of funds through the financial supply chain will surely continue to be a top priority for European companies in the years ahead. In this Insight, Treasury Today reports from the 2014 Receivables Finance International Convention hosted in Warsaw last week, outlining the views of a panel session exploring how banking, technology and treasury itself are changing, in the quest for ever greater working capital efficiency.
‘Be competent but be caring’, is the mantra of Jennifer Boussuge, Head of Global Transaction Services for EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this interview, she explains what women bring to treasury and how regulation is driving collaboration.
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“What benefits – both financial and non-financial – can establishing an in-house bank offer to the treasury function? Also, what advice can readers share on best practice for setting up an in-house bank?”