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  • Glass globe sitting on Indian rupees

    RBS to significantly reduce presence in overseas markets

    Corporates may well be rethinking their global bank relationships following a recent announcement from RBS stating that it will be dramatically scaling back its corporate and institutional banking network across the world.

  • European flags in front of European parliament of Strasbourg

    MMF reform: an unhappy compromise

    After years of uncertainty, European policy makers have finally set out how they intend to regulate the continent’s trillion-euro money market fund industry. But while CNAV funds may have received a surprise stay of execution, the fund industry is far from pleased with the outcome.

  • Mole digging out from the ground

    Danish archaeologists recruit poorly sighted mammals

    Originally thought to be a joke, a museum in Denmark has had an application approved to employ moles to help archaeologists locate the remains of buildings underground.

  • Sailing boat ropes wrapped around winch

    Corporate Japan heads overseas

    Certain corporates in Japan have been on an international shopping spree as they look to drive growth through investment in overseas markets. What are the true catalysts behind this activity and what are the challenges that corporate treasurers in Japan face when venturing abroad?

  • Sprouting plants growing on top of stacks of coins

    This is too much

    Treasurers know they are going to pay fees for bank services, but knowing how those fees are calculated and to what degree they are negotiable can ease the pain (slightly).

  • David Blair, Acarate

    Cash management: best practice (part two)

    In the second part of this article, continued from the previous issue of Treasury Today Asia, our treasury insider completes his whistle-stop look at what constitutes best practice in cash management today.

  • House of cards

    Plastic fantastic: corporate cards

    Use of corporate cards continues to grow across Asia, with interest in strategic procurement augmenting demand for solutions for more frequent, lower-value payments. Here, we examine the latest developments in the corporate cards market and analyse where – and for whom – they work best.

  • Stormy sky and sea with lightning and big waves

    A perfect storm

    As growth in the Asian markets continues, so too does the complexity of treasury operations. Is the treasury management system vendor community ready and willing to meet the diverse needs of local treasurers?

  • Tug boats pushing a big cargo ship

    The shipping forecast

    Paper documentation has been the mainstay in the trade space for a very long time. But in recent years the conversion to a digital format of some elements has taken place. Is paper really on its way out?

  • Beautiful architectural building in Asia

    Central Asia: forging ahead

    Focusing on the use of the term Central Asia to denote former Soviet republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – this article explores the economic and treasury landscapes in these countries.