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The Canadian government has publically insisted that the mythical figure Santa Claus – sorry children – is a Canadian citizen and vowed to defend his home as Russia stepped up its military presence in the Artic.
This week a major Wall Street bank issued a note claiming Bitcoin may one day emerge as a serious competitor to traditional currencies in e-commerce transactions. The virtual currency – which has become the subject of a speculative frenzy in the past year – continues to grow in popularity. Has the time come for regulators to begin taking it seriously?
A tale of how treasury played a major part in creating a sustainable ‘working capital culture’ within global express delivery firm, TNT Express. Andreas van Koeverden, the company’s Director of Working Capital Management, describes the journey in part one of this two part case study.
This week Citigroup became the latest high profile organisation to compete in a BBC television series for the title of “workplace choir of the year”.
Earlier this week at a conference on payments regulation in London one corporate treasurer spoke about the various challenges his company has overcome during its migration to SEPA. He also explained why, even if a corporate manages its own migration successfully, there is still a lot that can go wrong.
Over the past few years technology vendors have been taking more note of buy-side needs in the OTC derivatives market. The result, says a new Aite Group report, is a set of very usable platforms for most user profiles.
Shinzō Abe has acquired some unlikely cheerleaders for his plan to rejuvenate the Japanese economy. Pop group Machikado Keiki Japan not only sing songs celebrating the ‘Abenomics’ approach to monetary policy – they even adjust their skirts according to the fortunes of the Nikkei.
The Financial Transactions Tax might not succeed in reducing market risks and costs could end up being passed on to corporate end-users, according to a new report by PwC.
Improvements to working capital became a strong focus for companies back in the credit squeezed aftermath of the financial crisis. But now research seems to indicate that some corporates have taken their eyes off the ball. With the sun soon to set on the era of cheap credit, is now the time for corporates to once again make working capital optimisation a business priority?
A world famous Swedish hotel constructed entirely of ice has been told it needs to install fire alarms in order to comply with local building regulations.