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  • Paintbrush painting coal gold

    Fictitious bank operates for almost a year in China

    From cigarettes to iPhones, and even museums, China has long been a mecca for all things counterfeit. Perhaps, then, nobody should be overly surprised to learn that a fake bank has been operating in the country too.

  • Soft toy teddy bear sitting next to old fashioned telephone

    Softly, softly: the new treasury skillset

    As the role of treasury department has moved away from a siloed back office function to a strategic business partner to the board, the skills of the treasurer have had to evolve. In many cases, being an excellent (technical) treasurer is not enough; soft skills are increasingly required in order to stand out from the crowd.

  • Big wave at sea

    The great Euro PP surge

    Private placement issuance in Europe is gathering momentum as industry efforts to open the market to a wider range of corporate issuers by fostering greater harmony and transparency roll on.

  • Chess match between EUR and USD notes

    QE: let the currency wars begin (again)

    The ECB’s QE pledge to buy up more than €1 trillion of debt between now and September next year has predictably stoked up the markets. What effect will this action have on the major currencies?

  • Green pushchair on path

    Pushed to the limit: ‘albatross’ buggy attracts enormous eBay bids

    Honesty is proving to be the best policy for a worn-out father of three. His eBay listing for a green double pushchair had a starting price of just £9.99 and, with seven days left, is receiving bids of over £156,505, thanks to his hilariously candid description.

  • A mix of different chairs floating

    All change in APAC transaction banking

    With a game of ‘musical chairs’ taking place at the executive level of many of the big banks in Asia and a handful of international players forced to cut-back their offerings in the region, it is certainly a dynamic time for the sector. But how is this impacting treasurers’ bank relationships and should they be concerned?

  • Oil rigs out at sea in the sunset

    Making the most of cheap oil

    The fall in the price of oil has been one of the big market stories of the past year. But how can treasurers help their companies leverage the opportunities of lower energy input costs?

  • Retro alarm clock

    FATCA 2015: your obligations

    As the IRS moves ahead with plans to leave no stone unturned in its quest to bring home tax revenue from all US persons wherever their money is lodged, Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) will start to feel the heat this year as some key FATCA deadlines approach. But what does this mean for corporate account holders with overseas interests?

  • GE China, Highly Commended, Best Solution in China

    GE required a solution to streamline the sale of its accounts receivable (AR), which were due from a large pool of buyers/distributors in China – across different business units, with different terms of sale.

  • Amway (China), Highly Commended, Best Solution in China

    Amway (China) needed to upgrade its treasury operations and control mechanisms. Specifically, the company wanted to enhance operational efficiency with an innovative, automated, host-to-host collection/payment solution to support its e-commerce business model.