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  • Question mark in a foggy window

    Risk and low yield top treasurers’ investment concerns

    Money market reform comes into effect in the US later this year, and Europe may not be too far behind. But a new survey reveals that it is no longer the changing regulatory environment that most worries the corporate cash investor.

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    FX risk: taking a new look at hedging

    Despite the real risk of a company’s financial performance being directly or indirectly affected by FX fluctuations many companies in Asia Pacific still do not have an effective hedging strategy in place. Jean-Philippe Godard, Manager at DPC Asia Ltd. Hong Kong tells Treasury Today Asia why and how corporates can begin to change this.

  • Aeroplane taking off at sunset over beach

    Surprise take off

    With the New Year well underway, many workers’ thoughts will be turning to holidays. For one lucky company, however, employees won’t have to think about budgeting.

  • Person cleaning window

    Are your systems due a ‘spring clean’?

    Driving efficiency, of course, always tops the corporate agenda. But in reality, if something isn’t broken, it is easy to overlook. Chris Jackson, Head of Cash Management and Payments, Mid Markets, for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking believes the New Year provides a great reason to take a closer look at those processes which may have niggling issues – and advises who can help along the way.

  • Glass globe on top of an open notebook

    New rules for China’s budding MMFs

    New rules announced by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) are set to bring the regulation of money funds closer in line with international standards. Will this bring greater choice for the corporate investor?

  • Potatoes in a wooden box

    No small fry

    Everyone knows buying organic can be expensive, but one European businessman had to dig especially deep recently when purchasing a photograph of an organic spud.

  • Sun bursting through the dark clouds

    Why treasurers are taking to trade receivable securitisation

    Treasurers at investment grade companies may not have too much trouble raising low cost finance through the traditional channels right now. But with continued bank regulatory uncertainty, they cannot count on that to last forever. Perhaps, some alternatives should be considered – for instance, trade receivables securitisation.

  • Glasses looking over city scape at night in focus

    Blockchain sets sights on commodities trade

    Blockchain technology is set to deliver transparency and visibility to the movement of physical commodities in the supply chain as a new prototype application gathers momentum. Integration with the trade finance function could be the next step.

  • Two gold rings hanging on a tree branch

    The last place to search for a deal

    Unclaimed lost and seized goods collected by the police could contain valuable treasures. But as one man’s experience demonstrates, sometimes all is not quite as it seems.

  • Person playing with toy aeroplane

    Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ outlines its new GTB plans

    Japan is home to a number of the world’s largest financial institutions, but for the most part, their transaction banking offerings outside of their home market have been limited in comparison to the global players. This dynamic is starting to change as Japanese banks begin to act on their global ambitions.