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Mafia bosses are so worried about the impact of Italy’s economic downturn that they fear younger mobsters may have to find honest work to pay the bills. Will someone make the cash-strapped mobsters a job offer they cannot refuse?
Cloud-based disaster recovery solutions can offer treasurers the short recovery times of dedicated traditional solutions with the low costs of traditional shared services. But there are risks in leaving the salvation of your business to the cloud. We examine what treasurers need to know about the solutions available.
References to game theory frameworks – such as that of “first-mover advantage” – were frequently used by regulators to build the case for MMF reform. But what does the methodology really teach us about the efficacy of the SEC and EC proposals? A recent report by Treasury Strategies reaches some worrying conclusions.
What is SWIFT doing for smaller corporates? Treasury Today hears about some of the propositions the company has for mid-market players.
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.