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    Crowdfunding: alive and kicking

    The Financial Conduct Authority’s new rules on crowdfunding were derided in some quarters as a draconian measure that would effectively take the ‘crowd’ out of crowdfunding. But some believe regulation is the key to giving the industry the legitimacy and stability it needs to be accepted by investors.

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    Your flexible friend (part one)

    The shift from IAS 39 to IFRS 9 accounting rules is a progressive affair. Three experts from PwC discuss the positives and negatives of hedge accounting for the modern age. Part one looks at what has changed.

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    Middle East treasuries in catch-up mode

    An international sample of almost 120 corporate treasurers operating in the Middle East found that, for cash management, nearly half of them spend at least 75% of their time using spreadsheets and manual processes. The online questionnaire carried out between July and November 2013 by Aite Group, SunGard and the Association of Corporate Treasurers Middle East (ACTME), also shows that treasurers are trying to move beyond cost-centre status and that they understand the need for better risk analytics.

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    François Hollande, the gangsta rap orator

    After the recent controversy surrounding his private life, can an expert in rap music revive the French president’s political fortunes?

  • Chinese man fishing with cormorants birds

    Tackling overdue corporate payments in China

    While rising labour costs and the depreciating currency tend to be the issues which the mainstream financial media focus on, there are more salient concerns for corporates operating in China at the moment, not least where corporate payments are concerned. In this insight, Treasury Today speaks to Rocky Tung, Asia Pacific economist for Coface about the worrying levels of overdue payments in China.

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    SEPA: what would you change?

    Despite the opportunities it was supposed to present, for some corporates SEPA has been nothing but a headache. In this Insight, we ask one senior treasury professional what, in an ideal world, he would like to have seen done differently.

  • Girl with a butterfly resting on her finger

    Time to be your own bank?

    Disintermediation. It’s an ugly word – and a trend that most bankers would rather not acknowledge. But with lending down and regulation tying financial institutions’ hands, we are witnessing a structural shift away from financing by European banks. What does this mean for treasurers and what are banks doing to stay in the game?

  • Man pointing a gun at a piggy bank

    Bank teller’s ID request foils robbery

    Planning a bank heist in New Jersey? Don’t forget to bring photo identification along with you.

  • Rock climbers equipment

    How to manage country risk effectively

    Country risk is an all-encompassing term used to describe the risk that companies face when investing/operating in a country. Focusing on areas from political instability to natural disasters, the scope of the topic can be somewhat overwhelming. Treasury Today speaks to an expert in this field to offer treasurers advice on how to manage this threat.

  • Pengiuns facing in opposite directions

    I say VNAV, you say CNAV

    The debate around VNAV and CNAV money market funds rages on and on. In the US and the UK most are CNAV, but one firm made the switch to VNAV long before the regulators got involved. Did it know something the others don’t?