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It’s long been assumed that the bigger a person is, the more weight they can carry. In fact, scientists are now contending that the exact opposite is true.
Last week we looked at the theory behind corporate treasury benchmarking. This week we look at how the Brocade treasury team put theory into practice and developed a world-class benchmarking programme.
With the promise of reducing the paperwork for bank account opening by three-quarters, RBS is making inroads into its pledge to make life easier for its clients.
EuroFinance’s annual International Cash and Treasury Management conference is always a great opportunity to catch up with the latest industry news (and gossip). We look at some of the key discussion points from the event, which was held in Budapest last week.
The launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone last September was hailed as a seminal moment for the Chinese economy and its place alongside the rest of the world. A year on, has the anticipation been met in reality?
“Mickey Mouse money” has long been used as a name for fake or valueless cash. Now, on a small Pacific island, there are Mickey Mouse coins in circulation that are anything but.
To attain best practice, a treasurer first needs to understand the department’s current processes and performance and how these relate to the wider treasury universe. Benchmarking is a key tool which allows treasurers to do this – and is an important first step towards achieving treasury best practice.
Following the news that UK supermarket group Tesco overstated its earnings by £250m, some are asking whether the retailer could have improved its financial planning processes. We look at the biggest challenges facing corporates in planning for the future and explore how they can do better.
China’s emergence as a global business hub is reflected in the rapid expansion and deepening of its bond markets over the past decade. Growing ranks of investors are drawn to China’s securities markets to put their surplus liquidity to work, as an alternative to local bank deposits. Yet even as China’s debt markets join the global investment mainstream, relatively little is understood about the institution with the biggest impact on their market interest rates. Insights into the role and activities of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) are critical to successfully navigating China’s markets, and maximizing the opportunities in this relatively new investment landscape.
Who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks? Once the protector of a senior member of a Colombian cartel, a dog named Pecas will soon be putting his talents to less felonious ends.