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Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation used as a standard of comparison for a number of different business decisions. As it is based on rates of return that are determined by the market or observable from published data, it provides a useful measure of how well a company is creating shareholder value and its current value.
For many treasurers, embarking on a centralisation project is a white-knuckle ride, with many points to potentially derail it along the way. But the prospective efficiency and cost benefits make the end result worth the ride. Treasury Today Asia provides some tips for ensuring a smooth journey.
Cash application and reconciliation is a widely discussed and debated topic amongst corporate treasurers. Mahesh Kini, Asia Pacific Head of Cash Management for Corporates Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, looks at the challenges facing corporates in Asia and how the Bank can help its clients expand across the region.
When Gunjan Dhawan first arrived at Coca-Cola India in 2006, the treasury function was mostly transactional – today it is seen as a strategic business partner, with other parts of the business looking to treasury to find innovative solutions for their issues.
Asia’s strict regulatory environment has long been a problem for corporate treasurers seeking to optimise their group’s liquidity in the region. But with the pace of regulatory liberalisation increasing, the situation is improving. This article looks at some of the new options available to corporate treasurers trying to tackle the problem.
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.
The dramatic fall of the Indian rupee made headlines this summer; however, since then it has appreciated and remained steady. Has India’s economy turned a corner?
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?
Moving from ‘how we are’ to ‘how we want to be’ can be a difficult process, not least because people can get in the way of even the best laid plans. Change management techniques can help bring about a smoother transition.
This month's question
“How much of treasury can be outsourced? What pitfalls are common and how can a treasurer get around them?”