• Gordon Rodrigues, HSBC Global Asset Management

    Liquid funds in India

    The liquid funds industry in India is well established and can be used as an ‘access point’ to other asset classes. Liquid funds can help corporate treasurers optimise their returns on cash, but there are regulatory and tax considerations to take into account.

  • Hugo Parry-Wingfield and Kee Joo Wong, HSBC Global Asset Management

    RMB investments in China

    In this, the first of a five part series, we examine RMB investments in China. What are the available options and how can treasurers benefit from the ongoing liberalisation of the RMB?

  • India’s summer of discontent

    After suffering the biggest plunge against the US dollar since the early 1990s during the summer, the Indian rupee began to stabilise again in September. What were the origins of the rupee ‘crisis’ and how have Indian corporates adapted their hedging practices in order to manage heightened foreign exchange (FX) volatility?

  • FTT: a ticking time bomb for bonds

    With bank finance contracting, smaller businesses in Europe are finding it increasingly difficult to access credit. In response, governments in Europe have been busy promoting capital markets as an alternative source of funding. But experts warn that the proposed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) runs in contradiction with this ambition.

  • Willem Dokkum, ING

    On your marks... go SEPA

    The year of implementation

    Start now. If there is one thing that you should take away from this guide, it is that you need to start planning your Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) migration now, if you haven’t already. The 1st February 2014 deadline is swiftly approaching and the months leading up to it will fly by. This is a major project that can take six to nine months or even a year to complete, depending on your organisation’s complexity. You can’t just flick a switch to make it happen – it requires careful planning.

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    Eurozone Crisis: A Treasurer’s Survival Guide

    What will the future hold for the Eurozone?

    The Eurozone is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions. Greece, Ireland and Portugal have succumbed to bailouts, and European leaders are still scrambling to limit the contagion. Only one thing is certain: the euro must change drastically if it is to survive. But which direction will it take?

  • Treasury in the airline industry – not a smooth flight

    Strikes, terrorist threats, oil prices and erupting volcanoes: what an industry to be in. How do airline treasuries manage the cash (or lack of cash) and the financial risks. Treasury Today introduces a new series on managing treasury and the issues impacting treasurers in different industries.

  • Money market funds: an update

    Since going to print on our Corporate and Institutional Money Market Funds in Europe Best Practice Handbook, market conditions have deteriorated significantly. The banking landscape has changed and, with it, the market for short-term investment. Against such market turmoil, the story on money market funds is essentially positive but the sector has been challenged every step of the way. Our purpose here is to illuminate some of the relevant developments and, by doing so, highlight areas which investors should review carefully as part of their monitoring of events.

  • Promoting treasury in China

    Organisations like the China Treasurers’ Salon (CTS) are playing a pivotal role in assisting treasury professionals by providing a forum which enables them to learn from each other’s knowledge and experiences. We speak to the Chairperson of CTS – Cornelia Anderer, General Manager, Siemens Financial Services (China) Co., Ltd – to find out how CTS plans to meet the challenges of the latest developments in the treasury profession in China.

  • The rise of FCY cash management in China

    On the 11th and 12th of November 2006, the China Foreign Exchange Magazine, administrated by State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), hosted a two day seminar in Shenzhen, focusing on the continuing development of foreign currency cash management opportunities in China. The event was attended by 114 delegates, including officials from a number of different branches of SAFE, as well as treasury managers and CFOs of large local and multinational corporates.