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  • Gangters hat, smoking cigar and manual typewriter

    Mafia struggling to earn a dishonest living

    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?

  • Man on laptop using the cloud

    Cloud computing: the new disaster recovery

    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.

  • Standard construction safety equipment

    Will VNAV make MMFs safer?

    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.

  • Bumble bee on a cherry flower

    SWIFT: small is beautiful

    What is SWIFT doing for smaller corporates? Treasury Today hears about some of the propositions the company has for mid-market players.

  • "In God we trust" close up on a dollar note

    God runs into credit difficulties

    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.

  • Woman entering details into laptop

    Heartbleed – what the treasurer needs to know

    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.

  • Car light trails in Shanghai

    Shanghai Free Trade Zone: pilot to perfect

    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.

  • Kuala Lumper Petronas twin towers, Malaysia

    An alternative form of funding (part two)

    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.

  • Paint brushes on a paint covered palette

    Adaptive behaviour: a treasurer for all sectors

    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.

  • Wooden auctioneer gavel

    Can you change this? Rare £1m note to be auctioned

    An extremely rare £1m banknote is set to go under the hammer later this month. It might cost less than you think.