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Most of the new regulations coming into play have an element of greater transparency embedded in them. This means that corporate treasurers are having to report in greater detail and depth in order to satisfy this demand. Technology can ease the pain of reporting, provided that the systems in place are flexible and robust.
Be the first to comment | November 2013
Asia is so heterogeneous in terms of regulations and currencies that typical treasury management strategies may not always be effective. Keeping abreast of the many regulatory developments can be mind boggling, but not insurmountable.
Enhanced international communication skills can boost revenue, profits and market share for ambitious firms, as accessing and capitalising on overseas markets is recognised as playing a large part in the corporate growth agenda.
Be the first to comment | September 2013
It is not just China and India that represent opportunities in the East – South-East Asian markets are growing exponentially and are hungry for foreign investment. While these markets may not yet be a large part of an MNC’s P&L, they certainly will be in the future.
Be the first to comment | July 2013
Fraud is a perennial problem for businesses and tackling it seems to require a level of cunning that fraudsters themselves would be proud of. But instead of keeping the lid on it, experts say the best response is to be more open and communicative. Are you ready for change?
Be the first to comment | June 2013
Profit shifting and transfer pricing have been hot tax topics in Asia for many years. However, recent developments in tax policy in Australia, India and China in particular have highlighted the challenges facing corporate treasurers in the region.
Be the first to comment | May 2013
The idea of building a treasury from scratch is a thrilling prospect. However, having a blank canvas in front of you can be a bit like standing at the edge of a cliff – the first step is a big one. How can treasurers avoid the pitfalls and implement a best practice treasury?
Be the first to comment | April 2013
Social media has profoundly changed the way businesses interact with consumers. Today new platforms are emerging with the aim of integrating social communications into the daily workflow of the treasury and finance professional. Has the time finally come for treasury to join the social media revolution?
Be the first to comment | February 2013
Strong growth and rapid urbanisation rates in developing regions are sparking a revolution in trade patterns. Business opportunities are shifting towards the east, in turn having a formative impact on treasury best practice in FX risk management and supply chain strategy.
Be the first to comment | January 2013
Europe’s largest companies are still wasting millions each year through inefficient use of working capital, according to recent research. But improving a company’s working capital requires organisational changes that reach far beyond the treasury department. In this article we look at how some corporates have been using pay-incentives to encourage cross-collaboration and to produce sustainable improvements to working capital performance.
Be the first to comment | November 2012
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